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    I've got pretty hooked on playing the 10 minute matches. Definitely a different tactic to playing a longer game. But if you can get yourself a bit of an advantage early on, 20 minutes is plenty enough to bring it to a conclusion.

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    Up at half 6 playing til 9 this morning...!

    Had to drag myself away to get ready for the gym!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Up at half 6 playing til 9 this morning...!

    Had to drag myself away to get ready for the gym!
    It’s compulsive.
    The puzzles seem about right. After doing hundreds and hundreds of them, Gives me a grade of around 2100-2150
    Over strong club , but not quite up to master. I’m Too impatient to think the deep ones through.
    Im surprised at the number of errors/ innacuracies in the answers. .

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    Not got the patience for the puzzles.... as you say they are inconsistent.. for example two perfectly reasonable solutions... I.e bishop or knight takes rook... but you get penalised if you pick the alternative, even if there’s no discernible advantage to taking with the other piece...

    Got to about 1750 on the puzzles then went back to playing games...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Not got the patience for the puzzles.... as you say they are inconsistent.. for example two perfectly reasonable solutions... I.e bishop or knight takes rook... but you get penalised if you pick the alternative, even if there’s no discernible advantage to taking with the other piece...

    Got to about 1750 on the puzzles then went back to playing games...
    But there’s the thing. The puzzles right or wrong take a minute or two, so low attention span: games are a much bigger commitment. Most of the puzzles are very clean cut. There’s a big material gain or mate as a result of picking bishop rather than night. Some of them are tough to find. I just dispute on a few of the puzzles they make the best answers. I think some of their so called winning lines actually lose further on against best play.

    Puzzles are a bit more like stableford golf. You can have a bad hole, but not lose the round. Where one weak move in a game ruins the next quarter hour!

    I never did have the patience. It’s why I quit as a youngster.

    Is there an “ lichess anonymous” we can contact to wean ourselves off it?

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    Anyone play?
    Meee, lets plaaay!

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