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true, good points. in bullet games (1/0, 2/0, etc) however, an 1800 or 1900 *knows* the plan of the opening he's using, and so can move about much faster than the guy who thinks a little about each move. now, i don't condone playing bullet if you are trying to improve your game, but we are all guilty of it here and there likely.
but you are right, in a long, tourney setting, the 1900 is likely to use his time wisely.
"Have you ever noticed that players (especially on the Internet) with a rating of 1900 or greater seem to move quicker, and more accurately?"
I have to disagree with that statement. Moving fast is losing fast. But you can get away with it when you have rating of 1900 and your opponents are 1600 or lower (beginners).
I agree with the autor: BETTER (stronger) players are able to move FASTER than weaker players. This is not goingo into blitz mode, but rather faster (quicker) comprehension of the position and choosing proper (more accurate) move.
"Gather as much information as you can on the endgame..."
That's not quite like that imho: rather something like: LEARN the most important endgame plans and positions. In that case you can play endgames with much less energy and with greater confident!
There is only one more thing WHY 1900 players and harder to beat by the 1500-1600 players. In a game which lasts 40-50 moves... 1900 players makes poor moves (or blunders) much more seldom than 1500-1600 players. If you are 19** you can not play "just the move", but you WILL HAVE TO play the best move as you can find: not just once per 10 moves, but every time you are moving!
Did you notice quite different attitude to the game by stronger and weaker players? I hope so
I invite you to my chess blog (in Polish, but you can use any Google translator or similar): http://beginnerchessimprovement.blogspot.com
It's the most useful for all the chess amateurs and players in the range of 900-1700. It gives no solutions, but you can get some ideas and inspirations about improvement and things related to it
If you want to play with (against) me at FICS server... contact me (send me a message) at FICS as NokiaTwenty (tell me you are from this nice forum)