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Correspondence chess to live chess

  • #1


    I have been playing on here for a few years, mainly on correspondence games. I am finding I am terrible at live games, I make loads of mistakes and am currently playing at around 750-800 on a 15 min game. In correspondence chess I play at about 1250 at the moment but I have timed out of a lot of games over the last few years and so I think I actually play at about 1400 in correspondence. I use analysis in my long games and I think this isn't helping me to be able to visualise a few moves ahead when I play live. I also feel quite under pressure due to the clock so end up making moves too quick. I just wanted some advice on what I should do to improve my 'seeing ahead' as I have become far too reliant on analysis in my longer games. Also some advice on transitioning from longer games to live games against the clock.

    Many thanks,


  • #2

    Jamie your going to hate what i say, but....Practice.

    The more you play the more comfortable you will be eventually.

    You will get use to it and your rating will get better :)




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