BULLET TAKES MORE SKILL THAN OTB CHESS

DarthMasterguns

"Blitz Chess is like asking for no pickles and you still get pickles!" - Garry Kasparov

jambyvedar

Definetly bullet does not take more skills than OTB or longer time control, and bullet is not chess. But I find there are people who are simply against bullet  because they suck at playing bullet.

ponz111

Bullet chess takes a lot of skill but it is a different kind of skill than skill for playing a slower time limit.

DarthMasterguns

"Marijuana slows down time so blitz chess becomes standard" - Robert Fischer

Elubas

I know the topic is a trolling one, but I'll address it anyway. I recognize that bullet is a nice skill to have; however, it's much easier to move up the ladder than in OTB chess.

For example, I have been playing bullet regularly for months -- a few months ago, I was happy to get to 1700; now I'm 1900. Do you really think I actually learned that much chess in those months to make such a huge jump? Or did I just get a better feel for how to adjust to the special pace of bullet? Probably the latter.

You will, definitely, benefit from being good at OTB chess, though, since your pattern recognition will make it more likely for you to intuitively find the moves. Nonetheless, an amateur will have a much easier time getting an upset against a GM in bullet than in a tournament game -- we all know this. There will be some cases where speed is more important than precision, and there will be more random blunders made that wouldn't normally be made.

SirFelisCatus

If my bullet rating was 2300 and my blitz was only 1900 i would probably make the opposite conclusion.
"you have to react and anticipate different moves in a matter of milliseconds" Yes, but react and anticipate moves which have only milliseconds of thought behind them.

The advantages and disadvantages are still equal.

Elubas
Snakesbelly2 wrote:

When you can play bullet well, you can play slow also. Not the other way around.

Actually, the other way around is the only thing that's true Laughing

Of course, if you are a strong OTB player and are not used to bullet, you will need to adjust. But if you figure out a way to condense what you know into fast moves (and also, learn some premoving technique Smile), you'll do just fine.

Getting better at bullet is merely getting better at regurgitating concepts you already know (such as seeing a classic mate quickly). It will not teach you something that you don't know because that would require discovery, which would require serious thought, which would require losing on time.

Fear_ItseIf

lol, people are so touchy over this topic

Elubas

Although you do often play for time, it is a skill to be able to play quickly without constantly hanging pieces. If you make too many blunders like that, something easy to do when playing quickly, you won't win bullet games no matter how fast you play. The only possible exception is when both sides are down to 2 or less seconds; in that case, a well timed unsound sacrifice of the rook might be shocking enough to cause a hesitation that makes him run out of time.

Fear_ItseIf
coneheadzombie wrote:

bullet chess is a stupid douche-sucking kind of chess.

guru200773

Bullet chess are fantastic entertainer in the chess era. But OTB is the one which develops your bullet skills. Time and thinking both are inversely proportional to each other so in order to be more efficient both should be at optimum point i.e giving too much of time for thinking and giving no time to think are basless. 

snip3z
mattyf9 wrote:

Wow.  Surprisingly no more witty comments from skipz.  Maybe his mommy took away his internet.

maybe your inability to recognise that people have busy lives, proves that you should see some sunlight.

snip3z
Grobzilla wrote:

How did this troll thread get so long?

You're actually the smartest person who has replied to this thread. Thankyou

Fear_ItseIf

kinda suprised this got to 150, probs from all the kiddos getting mad

snip3z
Fear_ItseIf wrote:

kinda suprised this got to 150, probs from all the kiddos getting mad

kiddos be mad

Vystress

Amazing how a half-joke post, not to be taken seriously, turned into such a discussion. Snip3z, I bow to your capacity of creating such chaos.

Now, about your rating, I am very impressed. I once tried bullet and only managed 7 moves before losing on time.

Markle
-kenpo- wrote:
Markle wrote:
Sally_Ubatz wrote:

No I cannot.  These people need to toughen up.  It's the 21st century, brohans.  Things are speeding up.  Ever seen the "Real World" or "Jersey Shore" on MTV?  Those are the kinda people that can deal with the modern new age, bro. 

And I hear "DJ Pauly D" is a bullet chess masta.


 

    The two shows you mention along with all the other reality show crap they have on now shows just how worthless TV has become. Thse people are a bunch of talentless morons getting paid a lot of money for nothing.

blashpemy!!!!!!!!!!!

snooki is a genius markle.

it's high time you fully recognize how essential and important are these people to human society and civilization as a whole. 

 I think you may be confused on what is important to society, And as for Snooki you should probably replace the word genius with something that better describes her.One i can think of starts with s and rhymes with gut.

snip3z
Vystress wrote:

Amazing how a half-joke post, not to be taken seriously, turned into such a discussion. Snip3z, I bow to your capacity of creating such chaos.

Now, about your rating, I am very impressed. I once tried bullet and only managed 7 moves before losing on time.

Thankyou thankyou, I really appreciate your support :) Epic thread be epic? haaha

snip3z
-kenpo- wrote:
snip3z wrote:
Fear_ItseIf wrote:

kinda suprised this got to 150, probs from all the kiddos getting mad

kiddos be mad

annoyed is more apt. 

sonny jim, you're mad. Suggest you go jump into an Ice bath, might help calm ya down.

VanillaKnightPOC

I'm mad.