Blitz Chess: Chess in its Purest Form

VladimirHerceg91

After years of Chess study and absorption of all things Chess, I wish to discuss a subject that I have been pondering about for quite some time.  

Open the door to the Chess.com library of knowledge (i.e. The forums) and you will see the overwhelming dogmatic preachings of the old school advising that Blitz Chess is poison and that it only inhibits ones ability to perform well on Chess' "true stage", Classical Chess. 

I am not here to argue that Blitz Chess does not hinder one's ability to excel at Classical Chess.  Far from it.  Instead I want to promote a different philosophy, that is, Blitz Chess is Chess in its purest form. 

Quick tactical decision making is far more impressive, exciting and dramatic.  Blitz Chess  matches lead to more win/loss results versus the boring drawn out games we experience in Classical Chess. 

This is my main point.  It's been long debated on how to introduce money into Chess, how can Chess athletes start making the same salaries as their Soccer, basketball, etc. contemporaries. 

The solution is simple.  Through Blitz Chess, we can produce a watchable, televised sport.  Obviously, the rest is simple.  The more televised matches, the more ad revenue and therefore more money into the pocket of the GM.  

The time has come, for reasonable thought to resonate and make our beautiful game a profitable game. 

Farm_Hand

Didn't you make a topic exactly like this... 5 years ago or something?

woollensock
Very well said Vladimir, and I wholeheartedly agree with you 👍
woollensock
P.S. take no notice of the horse .
Farm_Hand

No one serious agrees with the OP, least of all the OP himself. That's the point of a troll topic.

Farm_Hand

Watching regular sports has mass appeal because you don't need to understand the rules to get a sense for the drama.

If a ball goes in a net, hole, or to the other side, then that person or team is winning. Even a baby can understand. And between those moments we see humans preforming physical feats of strength, flexibility, endurance, reaction, etc. Again, even a baby can admire these things.

 

Chess, even speed chess, has none of these elements.

 To enjoy watching chess, you have to spend a few years studying and playing chess.

VladimirHerceg91
BobbyPhisher960 wrote:

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Thank you for catching that, I did not proof read.

VladimirHerceg91
Farm_Hand wrote:

Watching regular sports has mass appeal because you don't need to understand the rules to get a sense for the drama.

If a ball goes in a net, hole, or to the other side, then that person or team is winning. Even a baby can understand. And between those moments we see humans preforming physical feats of strength, flexibility, endurance, reaction, etc. Again, even a baby can admire these things.

 

Chess, even speed chess, has none of these elements.

 To enjoy watching chess, you have to spend a few years studying and playing chess.

Most people would be more keen to understand the rules of Chess if we made it more interesting.  I think kids would enjoy playing Chess if it wasn't so slow and methodical. 

ilovesmetuna

hey you back!

ilovesmetuna

well if its good enough for cottonsock, its good enough for me happy.png

IpswichMatt

 Good to see you're back Vladimir, the forums are poorer without your unique perspective on things.

VladimirHerceg91
IpswichMatt wrote:

 Good to see you're back Vladimir, the forums are poorer without your unique perspective on things.

Thank you Matt

VladimirHerceg91
old_school_dad wrote:

Are you high? Minimum wage in the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA is over half a mil per year.

Not when those leagues first started.  I understand that when the NBCA (National Blitz Chess Association) is first established it won't have salaries compared to already established sports leagues.  However, over time, and as fan interests grow, the league will become more profitable and as such, the salaries of the players will grow season by season. 

NonSequitur7

I think bullet was the way chess was meant to be played. Legend has it, Paul Morphy introduced the idea of bullet chess (to give himself a challenge) but was looked down upon by the chess community. After that, Paul Morphy quit chess and resorted to a life of crime.

Farm_Hand
NonSequitur7 wrote:

I think bullet was the way chess was meant to be played. Legend has it, Paul Morphy introduced the idea of bullet chess (to give himself a challenge) but was looked down upon by the chess community. After that, Paul Morphy quit chess and resorted to a life of crime.

Legend also says he also worked at a brothel where, for the first time in his life, his diminutive stature, fair skin, and penchant for high heels were an asset.

VladimirHerceg91
Farm_Hand wrote:
NonSequitur7 wrote:

I think bullet was the way chess was meant to be played. Legend has it, Paul Morphy introduced the idea of bullet chess (to give himself a challenge) but was looked down upon by the chess community. After that, Paul Morphy quit chess and resorted to a life of crime.

Legend also says he also worked at a brothel where, for the first time in his life, his diminutive stature, fair skin, and penchant for high heels were an asset.

If you're going to disrespect the legends of our wonderful sport, especially by slandering them, please do it on another post.  You are new to the site so I won't give you too hard of a time.  I am used to the chess "comedians" around here.  Just a respectful request for the future though, please keep in mind that I try to keep discussion on my posts clean and intellectual. 

staples13

Yes blitz chess is much more interesting. All chess games should have a maximum time limit of 3 minute with 2 second increment 

Lucky_Pawns

And what do you think about chess is can be a profitable, but it depends on what "profitable" do you want??

VladimirHerceg91
old_school_dad wrote:
VladimirHerceg91 wrote:
old_school_dad wrote:

Are you high? Minimum wage in the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA is over half a mil per year.

Not when those leagues first started.  I understand that when the NBCA (National Blitz Chess Association) is first established it won't have salaries compared to already established sports leagues.  However, over time, and as fan interests grow, the league will become more profitable and as such, the salaries of the players will grow season by season. 

Believe me. I'm all for chess going mainstream. But there's no way it ever catches on like that in 'Murica.

I imagine that one day there will be sports bars full of people wearing Vishy Anand jerseys. 

VladimirHerceg91
Lucky_Pawns wrote:

And what do you think about chess is can be a profitable, but it depends on what "profitable" do you want??

I want NBCA to generate revenues in the billions each year.