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premium_steve 86 ( +1 | -1 )
does turn-based chess affect your gameplay? i know a lot of players who are members here have so many games going on at the same time that they probably don't remember all their game positions. maybe some people are very good at remembering them. maybe some people are familiar with the particular types of games they play. i know i have a lot of trouble remember all my games sometimes, even though i have a max # of 40 games played at once.

so... does turn-based chess affect the way you look at the position on the board? does it affect your planning? do you look at each move you make more seperately than OTB or continuous online chess? are you more likely to change your plan as a game goes on?

do you think you play much differently here than you do in an OTB game with a standard time control?
silverwolfwsc 39 ( +1 | -1 )
Well.. for me, i do change my strategy a lot when i play here, probably because I dont completely remember what it was i was trying to do with my last move. Most of the time i either do remember, or come to the same conclusion as i had the last move, but it has helped me to look at each given position, and evaluate based on the current position, and not what i thought the position would be like 3-4 moves ago.
chris21 28 ( +1 | -1 )
I defintley play better over the board than I do here at gameknot. My problem here is I get obbsessed with ratings and I find myself rushing the games through to they're conclusion hoping to see my rating climb. When, in reality I'm probably doing the opposite.
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tulkos 5 ( +1 | -1 )
I find that when I take the time to write down My ideas and plans I play quite a bit better.
olympio 10 ( +1 | -1 )
Better I play better here because I have longer to think about each move.
coyotefan 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Different I do not believe I play much better here or OTB. I play much safer here as my opponents has extra time and tools. No gambit openings, no wishy-washy sacs on Gameknot.
tovmauzer 35 ( +1 | -1 )
Different But in opposite: I play more risky here. I tend to time troubles OTB and often opt for safest move. Here I have more time and less pressure. Funny, but I blunder more often here, but like my GK games more netherveless:) I had long pause and hope to get used to time pressure and play sharper OTB as well.
crayons 39 ( +1 | -1 )
I find that when I come across a position that really stumps me, I am more likely to make the "best" move here instead of blindly accept a loss of advantage but I do blunder more here because when I have quite a few games going I quickly anaylze the situation and overlook things. The ability to take a note is very helpful
edmaster 3 ( +1 | -1 )
raimon 45 ( +1 | -1 )
I definitely play better here than in OTB.
My #1 problem in OTB has always been getting tired and losing concentration, even momentarily.
I have lost many games from good positions because of this.
I believe that mental fitness is closely linked to physical fitness, so if you play a lot of OTB tournaments it makes good sense to get fit!
Here if I'm not happy with a position I will sleep on it and take a fresh look in the morning.
themagic_1 56 ( +1 | -1 )
I only have the max of 5 games here at a time or else I will forget what I was trying to do in any particular game.
I play worse here because I dont analyze the board as long as I should. Its weird because OTB or online games(yahoo) I seem to concentrate better. here you have to flip from game to game and I forget what I was planning to do. Since I am too lazy to go thru all the moves and figure out what I was doing, I tend to not look for combination but rather sharp moves. This get me in trouble several time already...:)
baseline 29 ( +1 | -1 )
big difference Here I have time to get to know a position as well as I want to. OTB...time is limited and I have to fall back on intuition especially when chosing candidate moves to calculate. Blitz my hand plays the game my brain dosen't have enough time to get involved! :o)
werwolf 7 ( +1 | -1 )
I can only agree with edmaster Because I lost two games by rushing. And i had better positions in both :(
chris21 2 ( +1 | -1 )
Good advice ed.
smolensk 12 ( +1 | -1 )
I play much worser here than OTB. I havent lost a game Otb in a year. (important 2hour games)
ares 11 ( +1 | -1 )
I can remember fine but then again i only have 15 games going on at once. I think I do better because no one can rush me.
ares 16 ( +1 | -1 )
maybe you should print out some of the gameboards and write down what you were planning. that way you won't forget ( though it would waste lots of ink)