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Old September 9, 2019, 15:09   #13
Sideways
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Originally Posted by wobbly View Post
Nice. Not sure if I have an account but if its free I'll join. I'm actually pretty terrible at 3 minute lightning but that's fine. Almost everyone plays terrible at that speed, it's the great leveller and can be fun.
I don't think fast play makes things more equal between players at all; if anything, the opposite. A good player blunders in a 3-minute game and he'll pose you lots of problems that are hard to solve so fast, and even if you do solve them all he still runs your clock out. Good players might make fewer mistakes in slower games but they do still make mistakes and when they do, you have much better chances to convert your advantage.

Of course the flip side is that the same also goes when you are the better player
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