Why do titled players always play online (blitz) speed chess?

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Why do titled players always play online (blitz) speed chess?

Post by kingsmasher1 on December 20th 2012, 8:16 am

If you have been to an online chess server, you will notice that almost all titled players always play quick games (3 0) at a max.

On the other hand, if you go to tournaments, it needs cool thinking and not instantaneous moves.

I am surprised, then how do they maintain this balance? Doesn't playing too many quick games spoil their overall playing ability?

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Re: Why do titled players always play online (blitz) speed chess?

Post by BorgQueen on May 8th 2013, 10:01 pm

Doesn't hurt mine. I can switch from blitz to long games without problems. The reverse isn't true though... if I play a long game and then try blitz, I almost always end up thinking too long and either lose on time or due to time trouble.

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