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Bullet chess is good for your bullet chess- bad for everything else.
Missing tactics can definitely be from lack of sleep or general stress/anxiousness. I do a lot of puzzles on ChessTempo and I do immensely better when I'm rested and 100% focused.
Wow. That site is great. Thanks.
Too much blitz makes you lazy. Try to fit in normal games.
Bullet is more of a time scramble than anything else.
Saying it is more of a time scramble reminds me of one of the games against the computer I played. I was a Queen and 2 Rooks ahead and I lost. Afterwards I saw what I think was forced mate, but never would have found it in the 5 seconds I had left.
I think if you're not yet a good player and in the process of studying the basics of the game it's bad practice
I thought bullet chess would speed up my sight of the board. But it seems that the most useful skill is not any aspect of chess ability. It is how quickly you can make your moves.
I seem to lose all my games on time, most often in positions where I have a crushing advantage. Often several pieces up, or about to deliver a forced mate.
If I were playing with real pieces and a real clock I would easily finish off the games.
But on-line, no matter how quickly I move all the comms in-between means that my moves consume at least a full second each. It makes no difference what I use: mouse, touchpad, joystick, graphics tablet or game controller. Yet somehow my opponents manage to respond in half a second or less.
So what is going on?
Bullet chess might be OK for testing your opening theory knowledge and intuition. But it might get you into a habit of playing too quickly, which can lead to you missing tactics.
I think that it's more bad than good for you overall, but that's just my opinion.
Sometimes in the end game you have to do rapid decisions even in non-bullet games like 30 mins games when clock is running out and bullet practises you do rapid decisions which are needed then.
I will not suggest you to play bullet much. It would land you into the habit of rushing. Believe me even I had the same issue,I used to play bullet everyday and it made me play fast even in classical tournaments. Maybe you would improve your tactical vision(Maybe) but you can't exactly know how or what your opponents replies- bullet chess is intution based.
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