did they switch ten minute to rapid?

SNUDOO

@STarrasch I do not understand your complaint. What do you mean, real chess? If you mean games where players are able to have enough time to make the best moves possible, I don't believe it is realistic that there are many who have enough time to play 30min games or longer on the internet. I think your complaint was something about watching rapid games, but I didn't really get that.

STarrasch

i do not care if you get it or not,  I am trying to get chess.com to realize that I can no longer watch all the regular games.  because there are too many 10 minute games clogging the rapid game category.  Most all are 10 min. games. 

Redgreenorangeyellow
STarrasch wrote:

The beauty of chess is to study the variations of a position, not to slam down a move in seconds, hoping for a good result.  Magnus and Fischer were world champions because of their photographic memories, not because  of their blitz play  .  Fischer could remember every game he ever played.

The beauty of chess used to be the fact that it could be played with solely mental power and that opening theory was unknown to most average players. Now, among high rated players,  it has been a competition to see who can memorize the most opening moves. 

STarrasch

You dont have to memorize openings to enjoy chess.  Blitz chess will ruin your standard game, as has been attested to by many great players.  I have forgotten  most openings I learned when I first played at the age of 10 and those I learned over many years.  I am older than dirt, but I still love to play. I prefer slower games, My ability to play fast games has been greatly decreased.  I enjoy watching games, which is the whole point of my previous statements.

horselover123
STarrasch wrote:

You dont have to memorize openings to enjoy chess.  Blitz chess will ruin your standard game, as has been attested to by many great players.  I have forgotten  most openings I learned when I first played at the age of 10 and those I learned over many years.  I am older than dirt, but I still love to play. I prefer slower games, My ability to play fast games has been greatly decreased.  I enjoy watching games, which is the whole point of my previous statements.

yes, but you need to memorize openings to play chess, even if you don't enjoy it

or you will get smoked by some theorists who know every single line and every single trap and lines that draw and win and etc.

 

STarrasch

Most internet chess players dont bother to learn openings and wonder why their rating is so low.  I remember i played a game in an over the board tourney in Texas against a very strong player,  But I was able to play the book lines for about 10 or 12 moves., because the time limit was 40/2.  2 hours , no increment, even though I was not familiar with the opening lines.

SNUDOO

Interesting, I'd contribute studying openings for about 70% of my rating increase.

STarrasch

I would venture a guess that it is probably more like 90%

SNUDOO
STarrasch wrote:

I would venture a guess that it is probably more like 90%

Actually it would be reasonable, since I also studied common middlegame plans for both sides, so that I could be flexible in my games and not get lost in the middlegame wasting time to decide on a plan.

horselover123
STarrasch wrote:

Most internet chess players dont bother to learn openings and wonder why their rating is so low.  I remember i played a game in an over the board tourney in Texas against a very strong player,  But I was able to play the book lines for about 10 or 12 moves., because the time limit was 40/2.  2 hours , no increment, even though I was not familiar with the opening lines.

lol i used to be the low rated player that wondered why they were so low rated even tho they studied no openings

now im trying a bit more, still eh rated

Andy50315
So what’s the difference between rapid and blitz?
Martin_Stahl
Andy50315 wrote:
So what’s the difference between rapid and blitz?

 

Other than 10|0 this should be correct.

 

https://support.chess.com/article/330-why-are-there-different-ratings-in-live-chess