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Old 03-06-2019, 10:18 AM
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there's a video of Eric Hansen getting to 30, then looking at the next puzzles for 3 seconds and solving them blindfolded. he got up to 40. it was late at night and they were drinking. it's impressive

https://youtu.be/8z9SSr6eDT0
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:55 AM
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there's a video of Eric Hansen getting to 30, then looking at the next puzzles for 3 seconds and solving them blindfolded. he got up to 40. it was late at night and they were drinking. it's impressive

https://youtu.be/8z9SSr6eDT0
I love watching Hansen's videos. Has some good ones where he plays games with like 15 seconds of time on his clock vs. a minute for other people and wrecks them.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:36 AM
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they've got a pretty good racket going on Twitch with viewership and merchandise. I don't mean racket in a negative manner either
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Thanks to this thread I've started doing the free puzzles and 1 free puzzle rush. 8,7,12 my 3 runs through
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:01 PM
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Good opportunity to plug chesstempo.com, where one of the free options is earning a rating working puzzles with no time limits. I highly recommended it.
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:32 PM
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Speed chess is is up at the top of things I'm worst at in chess. It's clear my rating drops significantly the quicker the games are. Give me 2 hours + 1 additional hour after move 40 and I still run into time trouble.

That said, I am hoping I can use this to get better at fast games.
Opposite here. 2-minute seems to be my sweet spot of strength vs. speed (I'm a little too slow for 1 minute, and move a little too quickly for 3 minute).

I haven't spent more than half of my time in any game longer than 15-minute in 15 years.
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PB of 16 today. Not toooooooooooo bad I suppose. Hitting 20 would be nice.
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:21 PM
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:34 PM
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25 is my best so far
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:58 PM
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