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  • #1

    What is your experience playing tournaments here? I guess it is a lot of fun to compete in a limited group instead of playing everybody. Are most people here playing tournaments?

  • #2

    No tournaments in daily chess? This would be interesting, as I do not blitz well

  • #3
    Perhaps I am naive, but I didn't use use an engine for any move in all the games I played in my "chess career". I had already bad conscience to use a physical board to study a certain position, I did it perhaps twice. When I check the game in the postmortem, I see that almost all my opponents have mistakes and blunders, and this doesn't speak for the use of engine in those games. Anyway, daily chess is the right thing for me, as it gives the feeling of thinking deeper on a certain position (although I often decide over most moves in a couple of seconds, sometimes with horrible consequences).
  • #4

    I've played in a number of rapid tournaments here (15 mins per side) and they are great fun. My biggest complaint about these is the number of players who exit after the first round just because they took a loss. If you can't accept a loss, why bother at all?

  • #5

    Consulting other players (including engines) isn't allowed in rated games. This rule is to obey, not to dispute. People who break it are cheaters - the worst online scum, and they get banned, sooner or later.

    The key is avoid playing in tournaments where suspect new and/or anonymous players can participate.

  • #6
    torrubirubi wrote:

    What is your experience playing tournaments here? I guess it is a lot of fun to compete in a limited group instead of playing everybody. Are most people here playing tournaments?>>>

    Three day tournaments, with vacations, one tournament at a time, are a good way for me. That way, I continue to really learn from my analysis. I take my games seriously and try fairly hard, which is difficult because I'm extremely busy in other fields of life. I don't possess a chess engine and am forced to rely on my own perceptions, even in after-game analysis. This is a deliberate strategy.

     

  • #7
    Polar, nobody said he is using engines or something similar, right? We all agree about this.
  • #8

    I've played in a few bullet tournaments, and eventually learned to not time out occasionally. It is more fun to play against a small, closed set of people.

    Another system I'm part of here is the US Team Chess League, in which 3-day team matches are used monthly as part of a larger competition between US states, divided into three tiers. This year I'm managing Team Virginia's participation. There's another system set up somewhere here on the national level.

  • #9

    hi

  • #10

    Other than my early games on the site and those I have played with people I know offline, most of my Daily games are from tourneys. The majority of those were in thematic tourneys.

     

    A lot of my live games are also from tourneys but I don't play a ton of live.

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