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|Jun-01-14|| ||perfidious: <morf> Please forgive the belated response to your question above, but I have not visited this page since my last post here (heresy, I know!!!).|
Walter Browne ran a blitz chess association from 1988 until at least the early 2000s, but so far as I know, it foundered.
|Jun-13-14|| ||morfishine: Good evening <FSR>! FWIW: I spent 18 months working on my "speed game" mainly 5-min chess. The idea, at least for me, was to increase calculating speed based on utilizing selected openings and sticking to a strict time-management regime. The ultimate goal was this would carry over and improve my play at OTB chess at normal time controls (40/2hr). I made very significant progress increasing my rating by over 200 points, and firmly believe in 5-min chess. Nakamura supports "speed chess" for what its worth, namely increasing calculating speed and keeping one focused on time mgmt.|
1-min chess is pointless since it offers no goals to work from or towards.
|Jun-14-14|| ||FSR: <morfishine> I definitely think that 5-minute chess is worthwhile in identifying areas in one's opening repertoire that need work. And I too have not found bullet chess useful, though others claim they have.|
|Jun-14-14|| ||morfishine: <FSR> No doubt, but I took to heart the importance of increasing one's calculating speed with a view to saving time. This allows one to not only calculate alternative lines, but to double-check those lines one is leaning toward. Needless to say, this can snowball if one is moving quickly and confidently since one is also calculating on the opponent's time|
Funny story, remember Ivanchuk's horrible time pressure gaffe's during the previous Candidates? I felt I knew what I was talking about when I was critical of his time management. After all, thats exactly what my training was focused on. Well, the illustrious <parmetd> took offense at my critique (I guess it was too painful for someone to criticize his beloved 'Chucky'), urged everyone to put me on ignore, then he put me on 'ignore'.
I have a good chuckle, or perhaps more accurately, a good "Ivanchuckle" every time I think about that :)
|Jun-14-14|| ||FSR: <morfishine> People, including me occasionally, do get affronted over the silliest things. Urging <everyone> to put you on ignore certainly seems like overkill, though. You're right that 5-minute chess is also good for developing one's calculating abilities and eye for tactics.|
|Jun-14-14|| ||perfidious: Hard to believe bullet serves any purpose in improving one's game; five-minute can indeed be efficacious for the reasons mentioned.|
|Aug-06-14|| ||Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)|
|Aug-06-14|| ||Karpova: Happy Birthday, <FSR>!|
|Aug-06-14|| ||wordfunph: <FSR>, maligayang kaarawan!|
|Aug-06-14|| ||chancho: Feliz Cumpleaņos, <FSR>.|
|Aug-06-14|| ||Benzol: Happy Birthday
|Aug-06-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday <FSR>. :)|
|Aug-06-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <FSR> Happy birthday!|
|Aug-06-14|| ||perfidious: <FSR> The date of doom! Ya done caught me again!|
|Aug-06-14|| ||Refused: Oh, a Birthday.
|Aug-06-14|| ||zanzibar: From local paper:
<IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY
You will get annoyed easily this year. Keep that in mind and strive to focus on productive pursuits, prospects and activities. If you stay focused and positive, you can make significant changes that will bring improvements to your life as well as you personally. You can turn this year into one of new beginnings It's never too late to start over. Your numbers are 6, 11, 25, 31, 34, 39, 48>
Laconic wishes on your b-day, inter alia.
|Aug-06-14|| ||FSR: Thanks, all!|
|Aug-07-14|| ||moronovich: A little late,but still: Happy Birthday!
"As a lawyer mr Rhine
may let you get away with a fine
but on the board
he turns into a Voldemort".
|Apr-01-15|| ||Howard: Talk about a blast from the past ! Just yesterday, I saw a letter from Mr. Rhine in "Larry Evans on Chess" from the November, 1976 issue of CL & R !|
Thought that name sounded familiar !
|Aug-06-16|| ||Benzol: Many Happy Returns matey.
|Aug-06-16|| ||HeMateMe: happy boitday, FSR.|
|Aug-06-16|| ||morfishine: Happy Birthday <FSR>!|
Now I know why I never wish you Happy Birthday: My wife is Japanese and 8-6 is Hiroshima day, which for us is a day of mourning and somber reflection
I never get around to Birthdays on this day
|Aug-06-16|| ||tpstar: <FSR> Happy Birthday!!|
|Aug-06-16|| ||FSR: Thanks, everyone!|
|Aug-07-16|| ||WannaBe: Happy Boithday, <FSR>!|
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