Bullet Joy!

GarryAlekhine

I started playing bullet games today and I really missed the joy it has!

After losing so many 10min games by time out I wanted to increase my speed so I started playing 1min games!

It is so joyable and I feel it increases brain speed.after this I will play mostly bullet games because someone who plays 1min games good, can also play blitz and standard games too but that is impossible for blitz and standard players to play bullet games without timeout or blundering!

Now I understand why GMs like Nakamura and others play 1min and 3min games not more time controls

The only thing I miss in bullet games is that I cant play endgames and Imporve my skills in endgames but I guess after some weeks and getting better in bullet games and brain speed I can do it too!

what is your opinion guys?

WeakLava

"Now I understand why GMs like Nakamura and others play 1min and 3min games not more time controls"

And it is also why Nakamura has fallen out of the top 10.

GarryAlekhine
WeakLava wrote:

"Now I understand why GMs like Nakamura and others play 1min and 3min games not more time controls"

And it is also why Nakamura has fallen out of the top 10.

Isnt he number1 in blitz?

robert8867

In general Bullet and Blitz are types of chess games for fun purposes not learning... So in long term it damages the way you play in actual OTB chess... I play Bullet and Blitz a lot simply because I don't have time for slower chess formats or OTB anymore....

WeakLava
GarryAlekhine wrote:
WeakLava wrote:

"Now I understand why GMs like Nakamura and others play 1min and 3min games not more time controls"

And it is also why Nakamura has fallen out of the top 10.

Isnt he number1 in blitz?

Here he is, but Carlsen owns him in every format.    I'm just saying that it has hurt his long game.

Lucas6688
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BorgQueen

Glad you are enjoying it... but it should be said that if you are good at bullet chess, it doesn't mean that you'll be good at long games.  It just means you will be far less likely to lose on time. 

There is no time for any significant analysis of a position in bullet chess... you just have to play what looks best to you then and there.  Blunders abound, but because there is no time for your opponent to work it out either, many 'dodgy' moves work.  

IMO you should balance it out... play both.  Have fun with bullet, but don't neglect your 'long game' happy.png

GarryAlekhine
BorgQueen wrote:

Glad you are enjoying it... but it should be said that if you are good at bullet chess, it doesn't mean that you'll be good at long games.  It just means you will be far less likely to lose on time. 

There is no time for any significant analysis of a position in bullet chess... you just have to play what looks best to you then and there.  Blunders abound, but because there is no time for your opponent to work it out either, many 'dodgy' moves work.  

IMO you should balance it out... play both.  Have fun with bullet, but don't neglect your 'long game'

thanks for your helps!

I am not good in bullet but I think I am good in long time games(maybe +2000) because I can analyse all of the positions and dont do any blunder.that is why my daily chess is +2000.but I am tired of losing by time in 10 min games.that has really bad impact when you are better in position against your opponent but you lose by time.players who are slow in chess understand me!

that is why I satarted to play bullet games otherwise if you ask which one do you like more,I will answer "standard time" because I can play my best moves and If I lose I know my opponent was better than me and It doesnt bother me but losing by time doesnt have good feeling!

Does anyone know is carlsen playing bullet games? which time controls he plays in the internet?if he doesnt play bullet games how he plays blitz games without timeout or mistake?

WeakLava
GarryAlekhine wrote:
BorgQueen wrote:

Glad you are enjoying it... but it should be said that if you are good at bullet chess, it doesn't mean that you'll be good at long games.  It just means you will be far less likely to lose on time. 

There is no time for any significant analysis of a position in bullet chess... you just have to play what looks best to you then and there.  Blunders abound, but because there is no time for your opponent to work it out either, many 'dodgy' moves work.  

IMO you should balance it out... play both.  Have fun with bullet, but don't neglect your 'long game'

thanks for your helps!

I am not good in bullet but I think I am good in long time games(maybe +2000) because I can analyse all of the positions and dont do any blunder.that is why my daily chess is +2000.but I am tired of losing by time in 10 min games.that has really bad impact when you are better in position against your opponent but you lose by time.players who are slow in chess understand me!

that is why I satarted to play bullet games otherwise if you ask which one do you like more,I will answer "standard time" because I can play my best moves and If I lose I know my opponent was better than me and It doesnt bother me but losing by time doesnt have good feeling!

Does anyone know is carlsen playing bullet games? which time controls he plays in the internet?if he doesnt play bullet games how he plays blitz games without timeout or mistake?

From what i have read.  Carlsen plays it when necessary, like preparing to defend his title.  Where Namakura plays ALOT of bullet all the time. 
I dont think their is anything wrong with bullet.  But it has caused Nakamura to drop out of the worlds top 10. 

GarryAlekhine
WeakLava wrote:
GarryAlekhine wrote:
BorgQueen wrote:

Glad you are enjoying it... but it should be said that if you are good at bullet chess, it doesn't mean that you'll be good at long games.  It just means you will be far less likely to lose on time. 

There is no time for any significant analysis of a position in bullet chess... you just have to play what looks best to you then and there.  Blunders abound, but because there is no time for your opponent to work it out either, many 'dodgy' moves work.  

IMO you should balance it out... play both.  Have fun with bullet, but don't neglect your 'long game'

thanks for your helps!

I am not good in bullet but I think I am good in long time games(maybe +2000) because I can analyse all of the positions and dont do any blunder.that is why my daily chess is +2000.but I am tired of losing by time in 10 min games.that has really bad impact when you are better in position against your opponent but you lose by time.players who are slow in chess understand me!

that is why I satarted to play bullet games otherwise if you ask which one do you like more,I will answer "standard time" because I can play my best moves and If I lose I know my opponent was better than me and It doesnt bother me but losing by time doesnt have good feeling!

Does anyone know is carlsen playing bullet games? which time controls he plays in the internet?if he doesnt play bullet games how he plays blitz games without timeout or mistake?

From what i have read.  Carlsen plays it when necessary, like preparing to defend his title.  Where Namakura plays ALOT of bullet all the time. 
I dont think their is anything wrong with bullet.  But it has caused Nakamura to drop out of the worlds top 10. 

I can solve puzzles quicker and analyze positions rapidly after playing bullet games while I couldn't do this before. Why that cause to get worse in classic chess?! When we can analyze positions quicker, doesn't mean we can analyze more variants?!

And also as you know when you have more time than your opponent in blitz games your opponent can panic and you have the higher hand in the game.

I will ask this to Carlsen in Instagram by tagging him if he plays bullet games or no and... .I Hope he answers me!

WeakLava
GarryAlekhine wrote:
WeakLava wrote:
GarryAlekhine wrote:
BorgQueen wrote:

Glad you are enjoying it... but it should be said that if you are good at bullet chess, it doesn't mean that you'll be good at long games.  It just means you will be far less likely to lose on time. 

There is no time for any significant analysis of a position in bullet chess... you just have to play what looks best to you then and there.  Blunders abound, but because there is no time for your opponent to work it out either, many 'dodgy' moves work.  

IMO you should balance it out... play both.  Have fun with bullet, but don't neglect your 'long game'

thanks for your helps!

I am not good in bullet but I think I am good in long time games(maybe +2000) because I can analyse all of the positions and dont do any blunder.that is why my daily chess is +2000.but I am tired of losing by time in 10 min games.that has really bad impact when you are better in position against your opponent but you lose by time.players who are slow in chess understand me!

that is why I satarted to play bullet games otherwise if you ask which one do you like more,I will answer "standard time" because I can play my best moves and If I lose I know my opponent was better than me and It doesnt bother me but losing by time doesnt have good feeling!

Does anyone know is carlsen playing bullet games? which time controls he plays in the internet?if he doesnt play bullet games how he plays blitz games without timeout or mistake?

From what i have read.  Carlsen plays it when necessary, like preparing to defend his title.  Where Namakura plays ALOT of bullet all the time. 
I dont think their is anything wrong with bullet.  But it has caused Nakamura to drop out of the worlds top 10. 

I can solve puzzles quicker and analyze positions rapidly after playing bullet games while I couldn't do this before. Why that cause to get worse in classic chess?! When we can analyze positions quicker, doesn't mean we can analyze more variants?!

And also as you know when you have more time than your opponent in blitz games your opponent can panic and you have the higher hand in the game.

I will ask this to Carlsen in Instagram by tagging him if he plays bullet games or no and... .I Hope he answers me!

Obviously i can only speak for myself on this, and what others have said.

Bullet/Blitz/Rapid instills bad habits (moving fast, not looking deeply at a position, etc.)

Its fine to play when you're really good like Carlsen, Naka, etc.  But if you're an average player like the rest of us.  Its not something that you should be playing a lot if you're serious about improving. 

I have spoken with a couple GM's that I know, and they have both said that fast time controls are fine in moderation.  But should not be your main laying time if you're trying to improve.

But we all have different levels of passion with chess.  As long as its something you enjoy, I dont see the problem with it.

 

santiagomagno15

fast time controls gives adrenaline and many emotions however they are not very good to improve, I love 3 min games, and personally is the only thing I play online but is because usually on slower games people use program when they are loosing so doenst make much of a sense

WeakLava
santiagomagno15 wrote:

fast time controls gives adrenaline and many emotions however they are not very good to improve, I love 3 min games, and personally is the only thing I play online but is because usually on slower games people use program when they are loosing so doenst make much of a sense

You have nailed it!

I only play 3/2 games, and only at work. 

I dont plat OTB anymore.  Chess is now just something to pass the time, and hopefully keep me mentally young.

GarryAlekhine

I think "puzzle rush" is better than bullet to speed up but I am not premium!

 

GarryAlekhine

After somedays, I played 10 min game and I can't believe I haven't any strategy in the game!

I played without full analyse and did so many blunders!

The bullet is really killer of strategy!