Tips for making your son play more slowly in tournaments

bong711
bong711 wrote:

Your son plays bullet and blitz regularly, isn't it? You should reduce his games playing blitz and bullet. How? Figure it out.

Enrol him in Taichi, Chikung or Cha Cha class. This would make him less hyperactive.

bong711
bong711 wrote:
bong711 wrote:

Your son plays bullet and blitz regularly, isn't it? You should reduce his games playing blitz and bullet. How? Figure it out.

Enrol him in Taichi, Chikung or Cha Cha class. This would make him less hyperactive.

Bruce Lee is former Cha Cha Champion of Hongkong.  FYI

johnnunnsimmortal

@bong711 no he doesn’t play those formats, nor is he hyperactive. He can structure basic sentences though and is  also showing a high level of emotional intelligence for a 9 year old. ;-)

bong711

It's normal for 9year olds to be impatient in a long time control chess game. Maybe he is insecure that you will not stay in the venue. Give him your car keys.

autobunny

There goes the car

1e41-0

Tony Miles used to stir his coffee whenever he felt he was about to make a hasty decision. Not sure what the equivalent would be for kids grin.png

bong711
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

Can you drink coffee with diabetes?

Of course! Heard of Black Coffee.

johnnunnsimmortal
@1e41-0 I’m glad that Tony didn’t stir before playing A-6 in ‘that’ game!
johnnunnsimmortal
1e41-0 wrote:

Tony Miles used to stir his coffee whenever he felt he was about to make a hasty decision. Not sure what the equivalent would be for kids

 

:-)  I'm glad that Tony didn't stir his coffee before playing ….a6 in 'that' game!

 

johnnunnsimmortal
bong711 wrote:

It's normal for 9year olds to be impatient in a long time control chess game. Maybe he is insecure that you will not stay in the venue. Give him your car keys.

Tried that. He wrapped my SF90 round a tree AND lost on time. 

bong711

Actually it's not really about time management. It's about winning more games. Bribe him! If he scored +2 in the tournament, he gets a new bicycle. +3 a Harley Davidson.

luitjen1

Tell him to sit on his hands until he's 100% sure what to do

SeniorPatzer

Teach him clock management.  Have him go over games and identify critical moments.  Then tell him critical moments need more time to think.

ZaidejasChEgis

First of all he needs to learn chess and play the game. Tournament is like an exam to show what have you studied.

Except how old he is, I did not spot any information about his strength?

On assumption that he is a real beginner - let him enjoy the game, and the same time teach him the first move he sees might not be the best. and so on.

 

Anyway, some kids are naturally slow, others are fast.

 

 

santiagomagno15

Yeah, I use this with kids and work really well, put the time (long time control) and he can only move until a minute has passed otherwise he lose inmidiatly 

Abigailhs

This is my daugthers account, but I have 3 kids that play scholastic chess and are under 10. I don't have much of a solution other than to say I feel your pain. We'll drive 3 hours to play in a tourney and I'lll watch my son (who is quite talented) use 2 minutes for a game and get back rank mated after winning two pieces lol. The one thing that helps is I had them switch to playing all 10 minute games on chess.com. This is a cadence they are now used to and spending 10 mins per game was an improvement (funny I know) compared to how fast they were playing.

bong711
bong711 wrote:

It's normal for 9year olds to be impatient in a long time control chess game. Maybe he is insecure that you will not stay in the venue. Give him your car keys.

Add your wallet. Credit cards included.