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How to improve at blitz?

  • #1

    So i'm ok at standard 15/10 time controls, but at blitz i just suck terribly..... 

    Now heres teh dilemma..... I practice blitz more to try to get better at blitz..... don't see any progress... ive been the same blitz rating for a month (actually i was higher a month ago   )...... either I lose on time in a better position, or blunder terribly.

    Should I just give up on blitz for a while and stick to 15/10?

    I read that the only way to get better at blitz is to play longer games but then when i come back to blitz im not used to having that little time and get into time trouble

  • #2

    Also I know that blitz games are generally frowned upon but what about 15/10? can they help your OTB chess?

    Considering the time controls of tournaments are keep going down----- G/30 seems to be gaining popularity.... 15/10 should be somewhat similar to G/30, no?   ausually all my 15/10 games last around an hour


    but can playing JUST 15/10 help my 5/0, 5/2?


    im thinking my routine now should be 

    play 2    15/10 games a day, analyze them, etc (about 2 hours)

    play 2  blitz games a day, analyze them etc (1 hour)

    Tactic trainers/chess tempo (30 min)

    Chess book study/going over GM games (1 hour)

    instead of what i've been doing recently for the past month which is more like

    a bunch of 5/2 games, analyze them,

  • #3

    Why would you waste your time with blitz?

  • #4

    You can try some opening systems like the KIA,and try to play fast but correctly...so it is not a big deal if you spend for example 5 more secs for a move...and also practise at 3/0 games which are fast but not too fast so you can still have a chance for a win or draw on time if u blunder at some point of the game


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