give me a reason why online chess is good

RMChess1954

I play at my local club and in tournaments. I've even organized and directed tournaments so others could play. If you can sit across from someone and play I think you should. There is nothing better. However if no one is available online is still chess against another human. How with this question can you get caught up in the cheating thing. Listen if you beat me with an engine, you didn't beat me the engine did. Cheating doesn't make you a better player it makes you a cheater. Forget the cheaters. Don't let them keep you from playing and learning.

Ziryab
torrubirubi wrote:
Ziryab wrote:
torrubirubi wrote:
Ziryab wrote:
When you get over 2000, you tend to run into a lot of cheaters. Even so, most people are fair.

Among the pleasures of correspondence chess is the research. It can help motivate you to study specific concrete problems in opening study.

After twenty years of continuous correspondence chess—post card, email, and then website based—I took most of 2018 off. Last week, I started two games again.

I am playing mostly Daily Chess. My goal this year was to get 1700, but it seems difficult to go over 1650. You have amdecent rsting. What do you thing would be better to improve: to play against players from the same rating or to play only against much stronger players?

 

Playing stronger opponents will challenge you more. But, more important than the level of your competition is your approach to study. Correspondence chess offers exceptional opportunities for focused study of concrete positions. Also, you learn to evaluate positions without engine assistance.

See http://chessskill.blogspot.com/search/label/correspondence for some examples of what I've done in the past.

Very interesting stuff in your blog! I have still to go through everything. Do you use ChessBase? I only use ChessBase Online.

 

Yes, I use ChessBase. I don't buy the latest version before the bugs get worked out, and only buy the basic package, using TWIC to keep my collection up-to-date. For annotated games, I turn to Chess Informant, which I have complete in electronic format.

torrubirubi
Ziryab wrote:
torrubirubi wrote:
Ziryab wrote:
torrubirubi wrote:
Ziryab wrote:
When you get over 2000, you tend to run into a lot of cheaters. Even so, most people are fair.

Among the pleasures of correspondence chess is the research. It can help motivate you to study specific concrete problems in opening study.

After twenty years of continuous correspondence chess—post card, email, and then website based—I took most of 2018 off. Last week, I started two games again.

I am playing mostly Daily Chess. My goal this year was to get 1700, but it seems difficult to go over 1650. You have amdecent rsting. What do you thing would be better to improve: to play against players from the same rating or to play only against much stronger players?

 

Playing stronger opponents will challenge you more. But, more important than the level of your competition is your approach to study. Correspondence chess offers exceptional opportunities for focused study of concrete positions. Also, you learn to evaluate positions without engine assistance.

See http://chessskill.blogspot.com/search/label/correspondence for some examples of what I've done in the past.

Very interesting stuff in your blog! I have still to go through everything. Do you use ChessBase? I only use ChessBase Online.

 

Yes, I use ChessBase. I don't buy the latest version before the bugs get worked out, and only buy the basic package, using TWIC to keep my collection up-to-date. For annotated games, I turn to Chess Informant, which I have complete in electronic format.

Thanks

torrubirubi
torrubirubi wrote:
Ziryab wrote:
torrubirubi wrote:
Ziryab wrote:
torrubirubi wrote:
Ziryab wrote:
When you get over 2000, you tend to run into a lot of cheaters. Even so, most people are fair.

Among the pleasures of correspondence chess is the research. It can help motivate you to study specific concrete problems in opening study.

After twenty years of continuous correspondence chess—post card, email, and then website based—I took most of 2018 off. Last week, I started two games again.

I am playing mostly Daily Chess. My goal this year was to get 1700, but it seems difficult to go over 1650. You have amdecent rsting. What do you thing would be better to improve: to play against players from the same rating or to play only against much stronger players?

 

Playing stronger opponents will challenge you more. But, more important than the level of your competition is your approach to study. Correspondence chess offers exceptional opportunities for focused study of concrete positions. Also, you learn to evaluate positions without engine assistance.

See http://chessskill.blogspot.com/search/label/correspondence for some examples of what I've done in the past.

Very interesting stuff in your blog! I have still to go through everything. Do you use ChessBase? I only use ChessBase Online.

 

Yes, I use ChessBase. I don't buy the latest version before the bugs get worked out, and only buy the basic package, using TWIC to keep my collection up-to-date. For annotated games, I turn to Chess Informant, which I have complete in electronic format.

Thanks

Somebody should once make a video on how to deal with databases in chess, especially for correspondence chess. I was not aware about TWIC. I will ask today my coach what I should do concerning databases if I want to bring my Daily Chess to the next level. 

mckeont

You don't have to carry a chess board to play.