48 ( +1 | -1 ) do you think correspondence chesshave negative effect on chess player? im afraid that after play correspondence chess for so long,a player will reply heavily on analyze the game instead of using vision like real-time players do.so when they play real-time they will find it hard to look ahead. this is just my theory and i just start correspondence chess.hope for reply from experienced players.
29 ( +1 | -1 ) re-toyes im new to this kind of chess play too. Ithink you are exactly right about some players will get use to having time to analyze in depth , so affectly their otb play . however it does teach you to look deeper than most otb play at faster time controls ! IT has me . bbg
71 ( +1 | -1 ) I don't think so...I've been playing correspondence chess for a year and my main reason was from the beginning: I wanted to improve my OTB skills. CC helps me testing out some openings (a better way to learn theory than to learn from books) and you very soon get a better intuition for what to do in a type of position. I think it helped me a lot. I was OTB 2100 before and I'm 2200+ now, had my first performance over 2600 and it's not the pure rating it's that I'm really feeling that I have a deeper understanding and got simply stronger. And: I never had the feeling that I had to interrupt a game for taking an in-depth-analysis, there was no effect on how I was handling time control. So - keep on playing and soon you'll be a better player! Kind regards. Frank
45 ( +1 | -1 ) Not to be contentious, but I absolutely disagree. A player's capacity for "vision" is parasitic upon his concrete technique and practice. In other words, the more you practice, test and experiment with combinations otb, the more your capacity for "vision" should be improved. This is not to say that practice at visualizing combinations or sequences will not improve your powers of visualization, but that focussing on chess pieces you can see should not conceivably harm your "vision."
37 ( +1 | -1 ) What I think..This is absolutely the best way of becoming a great player.. It all depends on youself of course and your mental attitude towards the game..inspiration is the key i guess and to really to admit to yourself youre a patzer.. But this site is the ultimate tool for future greatness for all mentally tough girls and boys out there! Its 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Bye the way who am i quoting I dont remember!
41 ( +1 | -1 ) The way I meditate...I perceive correspondence chess to be a way of a meditation for me; it helps me clear my mind as I focus on the game, and I enjoy to explore all the possible combinations that a certain board can present, but I can tell you for certain that it has it's drawbacks; when I go to my newly discovered chess club the old guys wipe the floor with me when playing speed chess. Are they simply much better or am I getting slower? Hmmm...