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Is a touchpad a handicap in bullet chess.

repossession

I suspect that most of my oponents are playing bullet chess with a mouse, so being on a laptop without a mouse would presumably put me at a disadvantage. However, is this actually true?

ForLoops

As I've never played bullet chess, and I have no interest in doing so in the near future, do not consider me an authority on this topic. However, I can imagine that using a touchpad would put you at a serious disadvantage in bullet chess, just as it puts you at a disadvantage in other games that require  you to do actions quickly, such as certain videogames.

AKJett

i play 1 min on chesscube on a laptop with no mouse and am about 2000 so no need to worry,

i also play LoL with the same laptop and i am quite good:D

Runsledale

What about a mouse made especially for bullet chess?  I hear those are all the rage in Japan.

repossession

What does it do? Evaluate the position and direct the cursor toward the piece that should move?

falcogrine

I play 1 min. lightning a lot. Especially in openings, endgames, and forced variations, I can play several moves per second with a mouse (I use chess.com's premove feature). With a touchpad, it takes several seconds per move. This is a serious disadvantage for me, and I lose horribly whenever my mouse battery dies.

repossession

My opponents are quite predictable at this level, so I can get away with premoving away from checks and responses to captures, which make up a large portion of any game.

Wawrinkaz

yes. it's also not really ideal for blitz either.

repossession
Wawrinkaz wrote:

yes. it's also not really ideal for blitz either.

Thanks for your insight. Keep it coming.

Runsledale

yes.  it's also not really ideal for OTB either.

repossession
Runsledale wrote:

yes.  it's also not really ideal for OTB either.

Excellent point. I don't want the cord knocking down pieces while I push a piece with a mouse.

repossession

Perhaps cordless is an improvement for OTB.

cool1707guy2

lmao wut

Stock_Fish109
You mean “lmao wut why am I bumping this 8 yr old thread?” Bro