I am new to chess.com and have started playing chess again. My question is simple although I think the answer will not. I also appologise if this topic has been answered in many threads. If it has a simple link will do
So the question is, is blitz chess good for you? Although it is fun I find the constant time isssue prevents the kind of thought that is required to develop a better understanding of the game.
"Although it is fun I find the constant time isssue prevents the kind of thought that is required to develop a better understanding of the game."
Try slightly longer time controls (we all slow as we age). If 5mins is too short try 8mins or 10mins.
You nailed it. It may be a fun diversion, but it will not improve your understanding, or your long game. Many have said that a lot of blitz makes their long game worse.
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well, i say that playing 50 blitzes a day would give you more games experience than having just 5 long games a day. chess is about pattern recognision right? so the more exprience u have, the better you are in anticipating positions. what u say guys?im confused really if i introduce blitz as an experience build up to my kid
I think you should play blitz one day every weak"NO MORE!" and this to sharpen your tactical eye and to practice your openings.
Blitz is excellent for your game! I was in Japan for 4 years and didn't play any over the board chess, just internet blitz. Came back to England and was 30 (ECF) points higher than before. Pattern recognition and chance to try many openings and positions.
Playing too much blitz can affect your long games.
play some blitz, but not too much, it can ruin your long game playing, and so then you don't want to spend your time, and you will lose your games. That said some blitz is always fun, but bullet, is a bit too much for me!
I usually play blitz for fun but I don't feel any improvement.
The longer time controls like 15|10 and 30 push you to calculate more at critical positions and come up with a plan. Sadly not many people play these time controls on this site.