Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Treat the chess pieces... they are 32 little violins or piano keys. "Be nice to the pieces and they will be nice to you." 

Monday, June 02, 2014

Slow time controls vs. G/30

I recommend playing in a G/30 tournament regularly, and then try to play one “slow” tournament every month or so. 

I find that people who only play slow time controls (like G/120 games that last up to 4 hours) take their extra time for granted… and they just end up walking around during their games, or watching other games.

People who play G/30 and G/120 get experience, but they also appreciate the long time control.