Suited to slower forms of the game. Even OTB, 30 minutes is just too fast for the way I play. Online 'correspondence' games allow me time to analyse lines deeply. You see so much of the wonderful, enormous shadow game that is never actually played out this way. The intricate beauty of chess takes hold when good moves are made by both players, each dancing to their strategic music and each taking their own tactical steps. To me good chess is as much an aesthetic thing as it is about winning.
Mar 14, 2013
1 hr ago