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How to stop getting into time trouble (OTB)

tygxc

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It is not the position that requires 25 minutes. If you get the position in a bullet game, then you have to play a move in 1 second. If you get the same position in a correspondence game, then you may need 10 days of analysis to decide on your move.
In a 90+30 game spend all of your time before move 30 and then finish the game at 30 seconds per move. All your thoughts before move 30 help you play the position after move 30 in 30 seconds per move.

SeniorPatzer

I've gone over a couple of your games, Kevin.  My initial, tentative impression is that you spend too much time on non-critical positions or moves.

 

The other is that you achieve won positions and you squander away the win into a draw or loss because of not knowing technique which leads to time trouble.  Study games of players who squelch counterplay and convert the win smoothly.  Capablanca perhaps.

kleong12
SeniorPatzer wrote:

I've gone over a couple of your games, Kevin.  My initial, tentative impression is that you spend too much time on non-critical positions or moves.

 

The other is that you achieve won positions and you squander away the win into a draw or loss because of not knowing technique which leads to time trouble.  Study games of players who squelch counterplay and convert the win smoothly.  Capablanca perhaps.

Thanks for the actual advice! I’ll definitely check out Capablanca

royalknight101

what about fischer or petrosian? those types of games show clear technique and remarkable conversion in complicated positions 

AunTheKnight

Carlsen for endgame!

meowmeomeo

Choose a person that is relevant to your style.

meowmeomeo
AunTheKnight wrote:

Carlsen for endgame!

Ye, but Karpov is by no means worse

marqumax
Try to always have a little bit more time than your opponent. It comfortable for you and very annoying for opponent
ChampoftheCommieCamp

Ah Lichess.com has a premove guard... only one premove at a time lol... + completly free and no paid content lol

Trophies100

think when u really need to think

Trophies100

only when the position is complicated

SeniorPatzer

Hi Kevin,

 

I just went over your game today:

https://www.chess.com/analysis/game/live/21144595151

And it's not clear to me why you spent 3 minutes on move 27.  

The position was even on move 27, but you had a significant time advantage of 6 minutes and 36 seconds to your opponent's 37 seconds.

 

Then things got progressively worse, and you ended up losing in time trouble.  

The chess.com game report issued an accurate summation:  "GIVEAWAY — One player was winning, but then gave it away."

 

That being said, I think in the long term it's beneficial.  Just learn the appropriate lessons and you'll win more of your won games.