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Away from blitz

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  • Away from blitz

    How do you keep yourself away from blitz? It is very addictive and very entertaining. I also like to play 30 minutes and up but lately, I just played too much blitz. And I am good at it.

    I just want to play more long games (30 minutes up) to improve.

  • #2
    I don't. I try to keep my long games (45 mins up) away from my blitz games. That is, I don't blitz around in my long games; or at least not as much as I used to.

    Still, long games remain an exercise in patience for me. I have to keep my mind from racing to all sorts of other places.
    Have you read the Forum rules?

    Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
    Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
    Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
    Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
    Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
    Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
    Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
    --Red Dwarf


    • #3
      I can't avoid saying that I severely dislike Blitz.

      Most of my immediate circle love it, and insist upon playing it.

      Unfortunately, I have a knack for playing it though I detest it, which means my chess cronies are always wanting to play it in hopes of "redeeming" their losses to me.

      In longer games against me they usually win 3/4's of the time. When we play Blitz, they DON'T win.

      I love longer games, but can't get them because I seem to have this--to me--absolutely hateful skill at Blitz which compels the better players than I to insist on playing dang blitz with me.

      I can't even successfully throw a game, not having time to consciously derail myself during play.

      As long as dis-satisfaction abounds, I suppose all's right in this wondrously lustrous universe, though.

      So long as Skwerly doesn't manage to collapse the Space-Time Continuum!!

      An idea has just occurred to me, Blitz game I'm gonna do nothing but advance pawns until I'm defeated LOL We'll see if my pre-meditated "bad intentions" can over-ride my instincts, though.
      Last edited by Celadonite; 04-13-2012, 06:58 PM.
      "They work at the pace of amnesia."--M. Bloch


      • #4
        what exactly do you mean "good"? high rating?

        i'm with P: i do play blitz/bullet here and there, but i don't mix those principles into my longer games. i believe that a good mix of slow and long is probably very healthy, as long as you keep it at a good mix.

        six days of blitz and a long game on sunday isn't cutting it.
        Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

        An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

        My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale


        • #5
          I think this is bad because when I played a 30 minute game, I tend to move quickly and forget about the thought process pattern I studied. I need to do something that would lead me away from blitz.


          • #6
            Originally posted by Anon View Post
            I think this is bad because when I played a 30 minute game, I tend to move quickly and forget about the thought process pattern I studied. I need to do something that would lead me away from blitz.
            Just stop doing it, period.
            "They work at the pace of amnesia."--M. Bloch


            • #7
              People can give you advice from left and right, but it's really only you that can help your self from keeping away yourself from blitz..It's just a matter of will..
              " Deep calculation is not what distinguishes the champions. It does not matter how far ahead you see if you don't understand what you are looking at. When I contemplate my move, I first must consider all the elements in the position so that i can develop a strategy and develop intermediate objectives"

              -- Garry Kasparov--

              "Tactics must be guided by strategy"

              --- Garry Kasparov--


              • #8
                Just stop doing it, period.
                People can give you advice from left and right, but it's really only you that can help your self from keeping away yourself from blitz..It's just a matter of will..