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online chess versus OTB ?

  • #1

    I find it hard to play a real game over the board, because I am used to playing online, an acclimatization to 2D view ?

    Suggestions ?

  • #2

    I had the same problem at first when I started 2D!

  • #3

    There's really nothing more to do than to just play more games over the board. I really can't think anything else to say, so I'm more interested in what other people come up withhappy.png

  • #4
    one thing to do, besides playing long games otb, is to do some practice/study with a board

    go over some master games, your own games/analysis, tactics, book positions, etc.
  • #5
    kJDG11 wrote:

    Personally I prefere play on a real chess board no matter the cadence. That's why I like the effort of lichess.org to make available the possibility to play with 3D pieces (the 3D of chess.com is disgusting)

    I agree on the 3D settings here, it's just wrong ! 

  • #6

    You may bring a mouse to OTB game

    I think this is not forbidden by rules

  • #7

    Very funny... heh

  • #8

    this evening I will start strong tournament

    after long break

    maybe also will need a mouse

  • #9

    Ha Ha Ha, that was very funny ! NOT 

  • #10

    I believe in Destiny. One day, over a chessboard somewhere, Romeo will meet Juliet. Smile

  • #11

    I have the same problem. I try practicing and studying with real boards but it's not the same. I only rarely have real people to play with, which is a shame because I prefer touching my pretty chess pieces.

  • #12
    mcostan wrote:

    I have the same problem. I try practicing and studying with real boards but it's not the same. I only rarely have real people to play with, which is a shame because I prefer touching my pretty chess pieces.

    I'm sure you can touch your pretty pieces without other people being there wink.png

  • #13

    [COMMENT DISAPPEARED] -_-

  • #14
    Personally, I feel that OTB games are much more enjoyable than online games. Real boards and pieces really add to experience!
  • #15
    DeepBlack007 wrote:
    Personally, I feel that OTB games are much more enjoyable than online games. Real boards and pieces really add to experience!

    Totally agree, specially when the game gets into a time scramble and your heart starts beating really fast, ahh love that feeling.

  • #16

    I know someone who has a Monroi, during otb games he calculates while looking at the Monroi and then makes his move on the physical board

  • #17

    I play mostly OTB games, and I notice that it is very hard for me to play on a table that's too tall because I can't see the chessmen clearly.  Try playing with the board set lower.  Maybe it'll help.

  • #18

    Try keeping some real pieces on your desk next to your computer. Fidget with them in your hands even when watching online games or between playing your own games. That might help keep a connection between physical OTB play vs. the chess you are absorbing online.

  • #19

     Play some longer time controls online and setup a physical board beside the game. I had it the other way around when I started playing online, I couldn't play well in a 2D view so I had to follow the game on a real board i parallel. There is some who claim it is close to cheating though since you are able to move the pieces around the board when calculating. But I don't see any rules against using a real board here on this site.

  • #20

    go into your settings and change to 3d pieces. thats the most you can do to make otb chess easier but still practice online.

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