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Rant: Bullet and Blitz aren't real chess.

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rohan_asif

I'm so glad you said draw. Magnus is a beast. You can't beat the guy even with infinite time.

andblunderstheking

Blitz is real chess (OTB blitz like fide)

AgileElephants
rohan_asif wrote:

It only tests our time management. Not chess skills.

If you played 100 blitz or bullet games against Magnus Carlsen, I am pretty sure he'd win every single one of them. What would account for that result other than chess skill?

ShikshaWithPraveen

Rapid is the worst possible time control in the world of online chess.

medelpad
rohan_asif wrote:

It only tests our time management. Not chess skills.

you are delusional

MaetsNori
rohan_asif wrote:

The only real chess is rapid and slower formats! I do play blitz and bullet but I only do to keep my rating in check.

I'd lump Rapid in there with Blitz and Bullet.

Classical (OTB) chess is the hardest test of skill, IMO. The other formats are just steadily increasing the time pressure.

pluralHaven
rohan_asif wrote:

The only real chess is rapid and slower formats! I do play blitz and bullet but I only do to keep my rating in check.

>Calls post a rant

>Types one sentence

Ok

Atisbo

I would not say blitz and bullet are not chess, but I prefer Rapid, usually with 30 minutes. I need to take my time to even have a chance of eliminating blunders and blitz and bullet make blunders too easy, for me at any rate.

Elroch

It could be argued that weak chess "isn't real chess". I wouldn't do so - in truth it is a continuum of quality. Given that high rated bullet is better than most people rapid, standard time control (or even daily) chess, it makes no sense to say blitz is not real chess. The same is true of bullet to a lesser degree.

More accurate is to say that bullet and blitz are not the same as slower chess. Being good at one type of chess stands on its own, regardless of play at another time control.

Duncan-Mcloud43
Atisbo wrote:

I would not say blitz and bullet are not chess, but I prefer Rapid, usually with 30 minutes. I need to take my time to even have a chance of eliminating blunders and blitz and bullet make blunders too easy, for me at any rate.

This, but 10 min no increment.

BillWerbeniuk
rohan_asif wrote:

I'm so glad you said draw. Magnus is a beast. You can't beat the guy even with infinite time.

I was also kind of joking that with infinite time, I just wouldn't move quickly enough to lose, so it would be an unresolved draw!

Point being, all chess time formats have to have time pressures to some degree.

Bizarrely, even some of the game in the current candidates have turned into blitz due to players failing to manage even classical time controls.

rohan_asif

True. But still guys, I think its better to play rapid or classical to first develop your strong game and then shift to blitz and bullet. That way, you will naturally find good moves in the shorter formats!

BillWerbeniuk

Yeah, I'd agree with that.

At least, my anecdotal experience seems to suggest that's the case. I used to get murdered all the time trying bullet but tried playing 2/1 the other day. Was surprised to find myself winning a lot of my games.

Like you said, I think playing rapid (as usual do) and learning a lot of opening sequences helps you out when go back to quicker formats.