Is Bullet actually good for you?

jambyvedar

pdve wrote:

Spot tactics quicker, learn to make rudimentary plans, see the board quickly, evaluate in a hurry. Spot weaknesses.

 

These are some of the things that can come from bullet but not from slow chess.

 

I wonder if this is just me or other players also feel that bullet makes them stronger

for a beginner, bullet will harm more their chess. in a longer time control ,in a beginner's game, you will still see many blunders. the first thing that a beginner should work on is reducing blunders. it will be hard for them to practice reducing blunders in bullet as even masters blunders a lot at bullet. your long calculation skills will not improve at bullet. being superficial in your thingking is a trait that bullet might install to you. you can also get away in many things in bullet that will be punished at longer time control or even in blitz. after playing over 1k bullet gamed, it did not help my chess at all. i no longer play bullet chess. if you want to improve , stop playing bullet. if you are not concern with the improvement, and you find bullet fun to play, then go on playing it.

PowerofHope

What if my bullet rating is 300-400 points lower than my blitz rating

Should I stop playing bullet?

chessbased

admire the quality of the game.not rating gain.I have seen many master bullet games.it's not possible to execute a long combination even in that.

chessbased
666Buffchix wrote:

It is good for you in my opinion.

 

Also keep in mind not everyone wants to play slow, fuddy-duddy chess. Thus it is good for its own sake too.

You are lacking basic English comprehension skill there.The OP is asking if playing bullet help someone's chess overall or not.

president_max

Don't miss out reading on this great post about bullet by our own @chuddog

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/how-blitz-and-bullet-rotted-my-brain-don-t-let-it-rot-yours

chessbased
666Buffchix wrote:
PowerofHope wrote:

What if my bullet rating is 300-400 points lower than my blitz rating

Should I stop playing bullet?

 

Quite possibly. Because if that is the case, the odds are that you're one of the slow folks clogging up the games. Taking 10 seconds to play a move, et cetera. It's downright bad etiquette if you ask me. Now, if you were interested in improving at bullet and making an effort to move fast, that's a different story, maybe.

Well,I play and love bullet too and it's very addictive!But, most of the games are decided by horrendous mistake and blunders.I guess it's for other player's too.So, the point comes what kind of pattern or technique is someone learning from bullet?I am not saying bullet does not represent your chess skill!