Bughouse Effect on Normal Chess Ability

EndgameStudier

Some say that it improves it because it increases creativity, trains players to pay attention to empty squares on the board, reinforces positional chess skills, and improves tactical play. I think it is bad because it distorts normal pattern recognition, worsens positional chess in the sense that one can just drop a pawn to eliminate a weakness created by moving one, and it is too chaotic for normal cognitive processing. It also may falsely decrease someone's agency due to not being able to control half the game (the other board). Basically, bughouse is good, on its own, but I recommend playing a few unrated normal games before playing rated blitz/bullet, to help get the taste of bughouse out of a player's mouth. What do you think?

wollyhood

you had to do ANOTHER thread on exactly the same topic? or did you forget you did this a few weeks ago?

EndgameStudier

It is a different question. Seriously why do people like you have to post bs on every thread you can find. Pathetic.

wollyhood

i was following you! not any more though, god to do ALMOST exactly the same thread twice in two weeks is ridick.

EndgameStudier

It was 3 completely different topics, one was about the rules, another on the effect of it on regular chess, and the other was about the tantrumy players who whine about not getting their pawn immediately. Excuse me if I didn't think of every possible topic at once, why are you so emotional about it lol?