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royalpaladin
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8/22/2012 1:36:57 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
WAY too fast . . . LOL, I keep making a ton of blunders. The other thing is that I always spend too much time thinking and end up a minute or so behind my opponent, and then I feel pressure and don't think quickly. One of my games, I was winning, and my opponent even tried to make me run out of time.
caveat
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8/22/2012 1:40:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/22/2012 1:36:57 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
WAY too fast . . . LOL, I keep making a ton of blunders. The other thing is that I always spend too much time thinking and end up a minute or so behind my opponent, and then I feel pressure and don't think quickly. One of my games, I was winning, and my opponent even tried to make me run out of time.

Love it. :)

Bullet is even more fun!
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. " Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.
royalpaladin
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8/22/2012 1:43:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/22/2012 1:40:54 PM, caveat wrote:
At 8/22/2012 1:36:57 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
WAY too fast . . . LOL, I keep making a ton of blunders. The other thing is that I always spend too much time thinking and end up a minute or so behind my opponent, and then I feel pressure and don't think quickly. One of my games, I was winning, and my opponent even tried to make me run out of time.

Love it. :)

Bullet is even more fun!

What's bullet chess?
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8/22/2012 1:44:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/22/2012 1:43:00 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 8/22/2012 1:40:54 PM, caveat wrote:
At 8/22/2012 1:36:57 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
WAY too fast . . . LOL, I keep making a ton of blunders. The other thing is that I always spend too much time thinking and end up a minute or so behind my opponent, and then I feel pressure and don't think quickly. One of my games, I was winning, and my opponent even tried to make me run out of time.

Love it. :)

Bullet is even more fun!

What's bullet chess?

Depends where you play.

Generally something like 1 to 3 minutes per side. The time control can be 2 minutes with a 1 second add or 1 minute with a 2 second add. Or no add at all.
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. " Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.
royalpaladin
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8/22/2012 1:45:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/22/2012 1:44:52 PM, caveat wrote:
At 8/22/2012 1:43:00 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 8/22/2012 1:40:54 PM, caveat wrote:
At 8/22/2012 1:36:57 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
WAY too fast . . . LOL, I keep making a ton of blunders. The other thing is that I always spend too much time thinking and end up a minute or so behind my opponent, and then I feel pressure and don't think quickly. One of my games, I was winning, and my opponent even tried to make me run out of time.

Love it. :)

Bullet is even more fun!

What's bullet chess?

Depends where you play.

Generally something like 1 to 3 minutes per side. The time control can be 2 minutes with a 1 second add or 1 minute with a 2 second add. Or no add at all.

That's horrifying O.o
000ike
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8/22/2012 1:47:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/22/2012 1:36:57 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
WAY too fast . . . LOL, I keep making a ton of blunders. The other thing is that I always spend too much time thinking and end up a minute or so behind my opponent, and then I feel pressure and don't think quickly. One of my games, I was winning, and my opponent even tried to make me run out of time.

I agree. I can't do it. My rating is 450 I think xP, but I'm between 1300 and 1400 for standard chess. My problem is that I can only read a few moves ahead per minute staring at the chessboard.
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caveat
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8/22/2012 1:50:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/22/2012 1:45:39 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 8/22/2012 1:44:52 PM, caveat wrote:
At 8/22/2012 1:43:00 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 8/22/2012 1:40:54 PM, caveat wrote:
At 8/22/2012 1:36:57 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
WAY too fast . . . LOL, I keep making a ton of blunders. The other thing is that I always spend too much time thinking and end up a minute or so behind my opponent, and then I feel pressure and don't think quickly. One of my games, I was winning, and my opponent even tried to make me run out of time.

Love it. :)

Bullet is even more fun!

What's bullet chess?

Depends where you play.

Generally something like 1 to 3 minutes per side. The time control can be 2 minutes with a 1 second add or 1 minute with a 2 second add. Or no add at all.

That's horrifying O.o

I remember my first games with Lightning Chess. I must have opened myself to traps and mates at least five times a game LOL. Correspondence is good and all, but lowering the allotted time really improved my overall ability to analyze states and choose the most favourable route. Being forced to play Lightning variants by my friends significantly spiked my level of play. Your mileage may vary though :P
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. " Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.
Logic_on_rails
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8/22/2012 4:19:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Blitz and bullet are lots of fun and train you to see tactics. However... you must be in the right state of mind.

I got to about 1800 in blitz and bullet, yet a few months break from it (longer matches) and I'm struggling to keep my rating at 1700.

Caveat, what's your blitz or bullet rating?
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8/22/2012 4:29:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/22/2012 4:19:25 PM, Logic_on_rails wrote:
Blitz and bullet are lots of fun and train you to see tactics. However... you must be in the right state of mind.

I got to about 1800 in blitz and bullet, yet a few months break from it (longer matches) and I'm struggling to keep my rating at 1700.

Caveat, what's your blitz or bullet rating?

I think they both hovered around 1800 as well. My strong suit was in Standard 15 or 30s. I think I might start playing on chess.com again if I find the time this term, though I'll have to make a new account .__.
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. " Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.