20566 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
What's the satisfaction beneath a longer time control? - You get to improve calculations and most importantly TRAIN your MIDDLE GAME better. All this while, I have been playing blitz with a very short time control-usually 3 minutes.
In the game below, I tried a 5 minute game with 2 seconds increment. It has been quite a while since I last played chess with a long time constraint. Playing white, I had all my pieces very well coordinated and my tactics improved. Having them coordinated is quite tough compared to faster blitz or bullet games where IMHO you merely throw an opening, unleash 1 or 2 plans, and then race with time.
Enough babbling for now. Enjoy the game! Any building C&C are very welcomed.
My apologies for the Puzzle-mode. Reposting this article with the proper board and comments/captions will be a pain in the neck so I'll leave it the way it is. Just hit the ''solution'' button and enjoy. Cheers!
RoseQueen1985: At least longer than what I usually play :D My point here is, one would be able to stretch his thoughts on middle-game play further than he usually does on a game with shorter time constraint. Thanks for the comment btw.
youre worst mistake in chess :)
by Robert_New_Alekhine a few minutes ago
Official Staunton's Piatigorsky Set--A Great Reproduction of an Historic Set
by loubalch a few minutes ago
help analyzing some games
by aidenkang04 4 minutes ago
Bobby Fischer vs Magnus Carlsen
by zBorris 6 minutes ago
5/30/2016 - Tarjan - Karpov, 1976
by bestpony 8 minutes ago
Mikhail Tal's favorite Latvian Chess Set circa 1950s
by ZaidejasChEgis 10 minutes ago
by Slovena 16 minutes ago
by goldnagual 16 minutes ago
I dont understand this King Indian variation
by bogdanz 17 minutes ago
What Would You Do If You Lose Against a Player Lower Rated Than You?
by Lasker1900 17 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!