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Yoyostrng

Does this sort of play work at higher levels? 

I've noticed that about 50 or 60 percent of the time I'm able to throw my opponent off by playing nonsense. These are of course low rated players like myself. I do things like move the knight 6 or 7 times in a row before touching any other pieces or pawns, move the king around 4 or 5 times for no reason at all before buckling down and playing seriously. 🤔 

I've had this work on opponents up to... I think about the 1100 range.

Ever do this?

Yoyostrng

I'm wondering if high rated players screw around with each other... maybe in less obvious ways.

the_legend_noob

I saw ur last few games and i saw u threw the game ,but obviously at ur level they don't know how to take advantage of that and so u get some wins but i Don't think u should do it....like why the fuk do that? It's rubbish...learn proper chess if u wanna improve but u can continue like this if u just play for fun and ready to get stuck at this level

Yoyostrng

Hey, now see that was freakin amazing. Look at my last game. I threw away a knight at the beginning and put a 900 rated player back to the 800s. 

 

That's the kind of thing I'm talking about.

 

I don't know how to link to games so I won't play anymore for a while so people can see that "last game" I'm referring to.

Praveen_bhat97

This works sometimes at lower levels only

ninjaswat
Yoyostrng wrote:

I'm wondering if high rated players screw around with each other... maybe in less obvious ways.

1000% I started playing 1. f3 in rated blitz for the fun of it and went 1-1 haha

We hang pieces quite a bit in faster time controls still... Just positional play and really all quiet moves are better than say 1800 level.