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    Default Chess puzzle rush

    They've made supper addictive game of completing as many chess puzzles as possible in 5 minutes or before failing three times. Puzzles get progressively harder. It's so addictive it has made me subscirbe.

    I got to 23 in my best attempt.
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    Heard about it, will try it someday. I am more into playing tournaments now and trying to study a bit.
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    Got 21 in my first run, was out at 3 strikes (but if I understand correctly also with just 1 sec left). You?
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    This is good, my first attempts were in the teens. My best results are 23 (once), 21 (4 times). My best blitz rating is 1490.

    While on the phone I get 9, before morning coffee I get 13
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    I ran a 2nd time, scored 23 with three strikes, had a bit of time left... to bad.

    At Chess.com my blitz (3m) is 1712, just below the highest of 1721.
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    Umfirend, how much does your rating vary with wellbeing, stress, illness, etc... I noticed that when I'm down it goes down by 200 or more points and on holidays it goes up.

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    Well, I don't really play chess when I am actually ill. I've played most blitz on playchess.com and there I did have runs of, like, 10 wins or losses so it could go up or down by about 150-200 point. I have periods where I am struggling to stay above 1500 and then I have periods where I just can't reach 1900. But to say it is correlated with stress of general wellbeing....no, not that I have noticed.

    I play less blitz nowadays, I try to study a bit more.

    Edit: I am trying to play the Grand-Prix attack but so far I do not seem to grasp it well. I expect to play against a Sicilian player next Friday on my club and I need a win in this last round of the season to get a TPR of 2000.
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    I really enjoy playing against Grand-Prix attack. For learning there are many chess youtube channels with lessons for different levels. I noticed my blitz has gone up lately. For a while I had decent blitz rating and I wasn't at my best so I played mostly 1 min bullet for some time - to unwind, didn't care about rating. When I came back to blitz, I've found I'm better than I've been before.

    On chess.com you can play rapid tournaments which I think are valuable. I do better in chess.com tournaments than regular games.

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    Yeah, I know some of them. Got me a series by Gawain Jones on the GP.

    I don't do bullet and otherwise rapid I like least. I favor long games OTB and blitz online. Haven't actually been on chess.com for a while. What's your handle there? Mine is Umfriend.
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    my handle is leadenkey

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