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Old 03-16-2009, 05:25 PM   #51
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My philosophy is to just move before your opponent is finished moving, then the lack of time isn't a problem.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:25 PM   #52
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:30 PM   #53
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My philosophy is to just move before your opponent is finished moving, then the lack of time isn't a problem.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:05 AM   #54
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Dude your mouse skills are fine, you bragged about making 27 moves in like 3 seconds. It's not mouse skills, it's that your opponents are actually moving and thinking faster than you when you end up having much less time than them. Just move fast early in the game and you don't have to worry about it so much. If you don't want to, then play with increment or play standard time control.
There aren't many situations where you can make 27 moves in 3 seconds, or it wouldn't be a brag, now would it?

My purpose in blitz isn't to get the biggest rating. I play to try to improve my game and ability. If I wanted the highest blitz rating I'd go play/master the stonewall, BDG and other bull**** that works great for creating superficial but time consuming threats. So playing brainlessly in the early stages is kind of pointless.

I'd love to play increment/standard but almost no strong players do, likely and paradoxically for the same reason.

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Old 03-17-2009, 01:45 AM   #55
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There aren't many situations where you can make 27 moves in 3 seconds, or it wouldn't be a brag, now would it?

My purpose in blitz isn't to get the biggest rating. I play to try to improve my game and ability. If I wanted the highest blitz rating I'd go play/master the stonewall, BDG and other bull**** that works great for creating superficial but time consuming threats. So playing brainlessly in the early stages is kind of pointless.

I'd love to play increment/standard but almost no strong players do, likely and paradoxically for the same reason.
i'm really suprrised your were like 2200 5-min making comments like this....
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:17 AM   #56
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i'm really suprrised your were like 2200 5-min making comments like this....
Just frustrated that I've had an inordinate amount of games decided by the clock lately. Even had an IM play for a flag with times of like 22 to 17 seconds in a dead drawn opposite bishop game where there was nothing left to do but move the pieces back and fourth but the possibility of randomly pushing a pawn en prise meant slow moves. Pretty tilt inducing.

Guess that's my fault for letting an IM get a drawn position and not moving 5 seconds faster huh.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:09 AM   #57
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Also, I just realized how my post might have been interpreted. I was not suggesting that blitz is about superficial threats/etc. Quite the opposite. The top blitz players obviously play a better 5 0 game than 99.99% of the world plays in a 3 hour game.

I was saying that some stupid opening like the BDG or whatever would almost certainly be better for "MY" short term results right now simply because I'd likely never be in time trouble as the positions and themes would be extremely similar each game.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:57 AM   #58
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There aren't many situations where you can make 27 moves in 3 seconds, or it wouldn't be a brag, now would it?

My purpose in blitz isn't to get the biggest rating. I play to try to improve my game and ability. If I wanted the highest blitz rating I'd go play/master the stonewall, BDG and other bull**** that works great for creating superficial but time consuming threats. So playing brainlessly in the early stages is kind of pointless.

I'd love to play increment/standard but almost no strong players do, likely and paradoxically for the same reason.

So you play with the honorable intentions of using it to improve your game and ability, not to get the highest rating possible, yet you go off cursing your opponents, scaring your girlfriend and tilting when you lose because of your clock? Did running out of time somehow hurt your goal of improving your chess ability? Something very contradictory going on here...
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:00 AM   #59
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Also, I just realized how my post might have been interpreted. I was not suggesting that blitz is about superficial threats/etc. Quite the opposite. The top blitz players obviously play a better 5 0 game than 99.99% of the world plays in a 3 hour game.

I was saying that some stupid opening like the BDG or whatever would almost certainly be better for "MY" short term results right now simply because I'd likely never be in time trouble as the positions and themes would be extremely similar each game.
Learn the openings that you actually play better? Eventually you should be able to move faster once you've played enough games. It's sort of silly to act like you have to play some stupid opening and that'll make you better at blitz almost instantly.

FWIW if I played the Colle,or the stonewall attack, or any other number of "simple" openings, my results would go down quite drastically I'm sure.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:34 AM   #60
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So you play with the honorable intentions of using it to improve your game and ability, not to get the highest rating possible, yet you go off cursing your opponents, scaring your girlfriend and tilting when you lose because of your clock? Did running out of time somehow hurt your goal of improving your chess ability? Something very contradictory going on here...
You're taking more than a few liberties of hyperbolic interpretation there aren't you? I mentioned some of the things you said, but you took them to a whole new level. hahaha

And no, getting flagged doesn't really hurt directly hurt my goals at all. But it'd be nice to play out some of the positions that aren't trivially decisive either way. And keeping my rating low makes it less likely I get paired against strong opponents which makes it more difficult to improve.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:23 AM   #61
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Is Anna Zatonskih the chess forum's first gimmick?
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:13 PM   #62
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You gotta be funnier than that.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:11 PM   #63
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Hahahahahahaha...
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:25 PM   #64
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Ban please..
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:18 PM   #65
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Wow, lmao, and Wow.

Please ban.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:29 AM   #66
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whoa, their post actually got deleted. cliff notes?
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:38 AM   #67
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after I played the conclusion of a very convincing attack my opponent, a 2300 5-min FM, resigned in a position where he had a forced way to win my queen with more than 40 seconds on his clock. complete chess blindness two ways is awesome.

brag or beat? just variance maybe.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:57 AM   #68
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after I played the conclusion of a very convincing attack my opponent, a 2300 5-min FM, resigned in a position where he had a forced way to win my queen with more than 40 seconds on his clock. complete chess blindness two ways is awesome.

brag or beat? just variance maybe.
and 2 games later, I am facing an IM who wins a free pawn in the opening on a very obvious mouse slip (I advanced the pawn en prise, rather than exchanging), and 10 moves later - he mouse slips his bishop en prise. running like this, I should be playing poker tonight!
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:02 PM   #69
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why was the gimmick banned , even allinmclovin laughed

also did you win this game with the free bish you left that out
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:39 PM   #70
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Yes I did laugh.

Gimmick was banned because it wasn't funny enough.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:57 PM   #71
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why was the gimmick banned , even allinmclovin laughed

also did you win this game with the free bish you left that out
yes, he immediately resigned.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:31 PM   #72
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Re: *** Chess BBV ***

My skill level currently

[Event "rated standard match"]
[Site "Free Internet Chess Server"]
[Date "2009.03.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Shadowruns"]
[Black "kamilc"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1751"]
[BlackElo "1620"]
[ECO "C69"]
[TimeControl "900"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bd6 6. d4 exd4 7. Qxd4 Bg4
8. Qxg7 Qf6 9. Qxg4 Ne7 10. Nc3 Rg8 11. Bg5 Qg6 12. e5 Bc5 13. Rfd1 h6 14.
Ne4 hxg5 15. Nxc5 Qxc2 16. Ne4 Qxb2 17. Nfxg5 Rd8 18. Nf6+ Kf8 19. Ngh7#
{kamilc checkmated} 1-0

Pretty easy game. I only really go with the Ruy Lopez. If my opponent plays anything else I mainly go d4 if i can or c3 d4 in case of sicillian.

One of my better games imo.

[Event "rated standard match"]
[Site "Free Internet Chess Server"]
[Date "2009.03.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Shadowruns"]
[Black "elivija"]
[Result "*"]
[WhiteElo "1687"]
[BlackElo "1797"]
[ECO "C68"]
[TimeControl "900"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. h3 f6 6. O-O Bd6 7. d4 exd4 8.
Nxd4 Bd7 9. Nc3 c5 10. Nf3 Qe7 11. Be3 O-O-O 12. Qd5 Bxh3 13. gxh3 Bh2+ 14.
Kxh2 Rxd5 15. Nxd5 Qxe4 16. c4 Qxf3 17. Rae1 b6 18. Bf4 Nh6 19. Re7 c6 20.
Nxb6+ Kd8 21. Rd7+ Ke8 22. Re1+ Kf8 23. Bd6+ Kg8 24. Re8# *

I still lose a lot of games to tricks I dont know about and stupid blunders (that is becoming more rare).
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:04 PM   #73
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whoa, their post actually got deleted. cliff notes?
Trolling in multiple threads, I hit the notify button. Others probably did as well.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:32 PM   #74
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the chesstempo site is like crack, but it tilts me like crazy that they use a computer to determine how the losing side defends. like there will be some 4 move tactic that starts with the obvious and only sacrifice, but after you play the first move - the 'defender' immediately gives away his queen to prevent the mate and you go on to the next problem.

finding the first move in tactical problems is usually quite easy. it's the follow up that's important, but on this site you often only need to find the first move and then the opponent goes kamikaze.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:04 AM   #75
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i'm now at my alltime high blitz rating. 1243 yo!
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