Blitz and Bullet are not chess

Nonsense. Even 30 second chess is chess.
JinjaJewGoil wrote:

Of course masters are the best at blitz, they are the masters and will always be the best at any form of 'chess'. That's totally irrelevant to the fact that at the other end of the world it is the worst chess players who resort to bullet and short blitz in order to have any livelihood at all while living with the fact that they are apparently 'afraid of chess.' It is human nature to hit and run quickly from something you fear.

@JinjaJewGoil - very interesting idea, thank you! I'll add that playing mainly bullet chess could be also a clear sign of laziness - being afraid of hard work and going short-cuts in chess skills development instead evil.png