Should I play blitz (3/0) or rapid (10/0)

Calamity_Destroyer

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TheGreekGifter

3/0 is my favorite

Calamity_Destroyer

IK me tooo

Art0fArcane
Rapid 10|0
Big thinky tiem.
Epiloque

Blitz is for fun, but if you want to seriously improve then play at least 10 mins. It’s whatever you want to play though.

unfortunatebeginner

It depends on what you want out of chess. Longer time controls are for more "serious" players, while shorter time controls are for players who want to have fun.

ooooeeeeooeeoe

rapid because that improves ur game ?

DonRajesh

Playing rapid helps you get better at chess since you have more time to think. If you are of low skill and want to win, play blitz; you probably will win by time.

practiceO

Rapid for improvement. Blitz for fun.

Calamity_Destroyer

ik i try to play both now but when i played rapid my blitz went up.....

Banana_69

i mix both, i feel that both these rapid and blitz time controls are very enjoyable.

dbkh95

As mentioned, it depends on what you want to get out of it. From an improvement perspective, longer time controls are typically better since it gives you time to delve in and understand the position better - blitz/bullet is mostly about intuition and eye-handcoordination. However, 3-0 (or 2-1, which I prefer since it's harder to get flagged in completely won endgames) does allow for more games in a given time frame so is better to try out new opening lines (play a game, check where you deviated from theory, and note what you should have done instead) but once the first moves and ideas are learned I would shift to more time to focus on the resulting midgames.

Calamity_Destroyer

Is ur rapid suposed to be higher than blitz

Chessguy149

no...?

i dont think so at least

 

2Kf21-0

play both ig