How do I prevent tilting?

KeezyEnraged

I'm curently not having great success with Blitz Chess. I had a 51% win rate in Blitz Chess and now I have 15 - 20 more losses than wins in Blitz. I don't want to have more loses than wins in Blitz anymore. I don't want people to look at my profile, look at my records and think I don't know what I'm doing. All of the pro chess players have more wins than losses on their records. I want to be able prove myself and other people that I know what I'm doing. I've never tilted this hard in a while and I want to stop it but I don't know how. What are some ways where I can get back to the drawing board and get back to having more wins and losses?

IMBacon

After 7 years of speed chess, youre still rated under 1000.  What were expecting moving fast?

KeezyEnraged
IMBacon wrote:

After 7 years of speed chess, youre still rated under 1000.  What were expecting moving fast?


if you look at the dates of my bullet games,  I wasn’t playing bullet throughout a consistency of 7 years.

Anyway, I’m specifically talking about my tilt for blitz, not bullet. So how do I stop it?

IMBacon
KeezyEnraged wrote:
IMBacon wrote:

After 7 years of speed chess, youre still rated under 1000.  What were expecting moving fast?


if you look at the dates of my bullet games,  I wasn’t playing bullet throughout a consistency of 7 years.

Anyway, I’m specifically talking about my tilt for blitz, not bullet. So how do I stop it?

Blitz is speed chess.  You are not gong to improve by moving fast.

destroyer8470

First dont stop tilt its good for you, i cant be bothered to right everything so just read this https://www.chess.com/blog/destroyer8470/the-psychology-of-tilt-and-how-to-climb-back

LeeEuler

I have tilted bad in the past. A strategy is to give yourself 3-5 games a day regardless of the outcome. Every day try to get a higher percentage of wins. That way your head is really invested in each game because you know you only have a set amount to play

CreamOfIce

Probably just take a break for some time. If you continue the tilt you will just lose more rating since you won't be in your best form.

GMproposedsolutions

oh my

MonsieurKimchi

You can't prevent tilting until you stop blitz and bullet for timebeing, or at the bare minimum, analyse your games as long as time permits.

KeSetoKaiba

I think many players are giving advice not directly to the op topic. They aren't saying anything about improving or playing longer time controls I don't think (although those things are mostly true), the op is simply asking how to prevent tilt in blitz. 

There are a few techniques you can implement, but understand that a ton of fluctuation is expected merely because of the nature of the rating system. When you play bullet/blitz, then you play more games in the same span of time and more volume means more variance. This can be tough mentally - more than most people estimate. 

I recommend doing one of two techniques (experiment which works better for you). 

The first method I'll recommend trying is the "9 game method" by GM Avetik Grigoryan. It involves playing a preset number of games (preferably 9 games because that is how many games most chess tournaments last) or for a preset amount of time. You have less chance of tilting and playing loss after loss if you know you only have say 2 games left to play. Additionally, this will help you mentally "push through" losing. Say you lose your first 3 games of the day. Knowing in advance that you will play 9 games will force you to pull it together and focus on the last 6 games.

https://chessmood.com/blog/golden-method-to-increase-rating-in-chess 

The second method I'll recommend is closer to what I do personally. I literally ask myself after each game: "How am I feeling?" Okay, I don't literally ask this, but the idea is introspection on my emotional state and mental prowess (or mental failure for the session). The idea is that I want to play my "A-game chess" and if I start slipping into my "B+ game or C game" then I am aware of it and can stop soon. I don't want to be tilting and playing my F-game, this failure can be easily avoided. The premise for this method is basically: play well you feel motivated and focused and simply take a break when you aren't "feeling it."

Both of these methods are good antidotes to tilt - experiment with them and see which one(s) you like to exercise regularly. happy.png

You might also check out this forum of mine:

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/why-is-my-rating-dropping 

It helped me realize just how "normal" rating fluctuations were. Try not to worry much about naturally volatile rating. Keep learning, keep studying and keep improving: the rating will follow by itself. Good luck combatting chess tilt happy.png

destroyer8470

I feel bad, I was lazy and just gave a link and here are people pouring their souls to help this poor fellow from tilting

Deranged

There's a very easy way to get more wins than losses:

Live chess -> custom game -> select rating of opponent -> max +25, min -infinity

Now if your rating is 1000, you'll only get paired against players in the rating range of (0, 1025).

If you want to go one step further, you can even abort all games where your opponent is rated 1000-1025, so you're strictly paired up against lower rated players.

Now you're basically guaranteed to get more wins than losses.

destroyer8470
Deranged wrote:

There's a very easy way to get more wins than losses:

Live chess -> custom game -> select rating of opponent -> max +25, min -infinity

Now if your rating is 1000, you'll only get paired against players in the rating range of (0, 1025).

If you want to go one step further, you can even abort all games where your opponent is rated 1000-1025, so you're strictly paired up against lower rated players.

Now you're basically guaranteed to get more wins than losses.

but because of the lower rating when you lose you'll lose the amount of points it took you to get three wins

KeezyEnraged
Deranged wrote:

There's a very easy way to get more wins than losses:

Live chess -> custom game -> select rating of opponent -> max +25, min -infinity

Now if your rating is 1000, you'll only get paired against players in the rating range of (0, 1025).

If you want to go one step further, you can even abort all games where your opponent is rated 1000-1025, so you're strictly paired up against lower rated players.

Now you're basically guaranteed to get more wins than losses.

 

Wow thanks for this tip I appreciate it! This helps alot!