The Stack Overflow podcast is back! Listen to an interview with our new CEO.

Questions tagged [bullet-chess]

Bullet chess is chess played at extremely fast time controls, typically 1 minute for the entire game (for each side).

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Could this kind of inaccurate sacrifice be countered?

I recently played a Lichess Bullet Game as White. [FEN ""] 1.e4 e5 2.h4 Nc6 3.d3 Nf6 4.g3 Bc5 5.Nc3 d6 6.a3 O-O 7.b4 Bxf2+ 8.Kxf2 Ng4+ 9.Ke1 a6 10.Bh3 Nd4 11.Bxg4 b5 12.Bxc8 Rxc8 13.Nge2 Nxe2 14....
3
votes
4answers
287 views

Why do players play this move (bishop to b6) in bullet chess?

I've often seen (on lichess, I play only bullet, at ratings 1800ish) black play the f8 bishop to c5, and then if white challenges it by playing their c1 bishop to e3, black retreats their bishop from ...
9
votes
1answer
164 views

How much worse do GMs play in their blitz and bullet games?

How much of a skill drop is there when a GM plays a blitz game or a bullet game versus rapid and classical? What I mean is, imagine if Carlsen was given 1 minute to play in, and he played against ...
0
votes
1answer
141 views

Bullet tips and tricks [closed]

Nowadays with speedy Internet and in order to play lots of opponents and to decrease the chance of cheating, people are opting for Bullet or blitz. Generally I prefer to play Larsen opening or ...
0
votes
2answers
199 views

What is the thought process of a GM playing bullet? [closed]

I have read other posts (e.g. this) with descriptions of the thought process when playing long time controls, but I'm wondering what kind of information a GM processes during games with very short ...
2
votes
3answers
373 views

Are there any “underground” openings or gambits?

Playing a lot of blitz online, from time to time I meet quite strong players who regularly use very dubious lines that can have some shock or practical value in blitz or bullet chess, such as these, ...
15
votes
4answers
742 views

In the endgame KQ vs K, can you premove your way to checkmate?

This is a question concerning online blitz chess. I'm sure we all have experienced having a completely winning position, but only having a few seconds left on the clock. After one such game I started ...
3
votes
5answers
921 views

Is there a site, where I can play 30 seconds games?

Now I only know, from fastest time controls, which exist on chess sites, 1+0 and 0+1. But is somewhere a possibility to play half-minute games? Thank you.
0
votes
4answers
398 views

Is it possible to play 1 minute bullet with no increment over the board?

Playing 1 minute bullet with no increment on the internet is already hard... but what about over the board? i.e. in real life with an actual wooden board. Would it be possible or would 90% of the ...
6
votes
2answers
588 views

In speed chess (especially bullet), are dirty tactics tolerated more?

In bullet chess, well, it's frantic. And sometimes I find myself making dubious checks just to gain time. Or funny gambits. But it feels unbefitting of the royal game. Is bullet chess bad for the ...
11
votes
7answers
7k views

What are some common chess traps?

What are some of the most common traps to be aware of? I am talking about examples such as The Fishing Pole Trap The Lasker Trap in the Albin Counter Gambit The Rubinstein Trap in the Queen's ...
14
votes
5answers
5k views

What are good openings for bullet chess?

It is evident that bullet chess has a different set of strategies from regular chess. It follows, therefore, that certain openings will be better or worse relative to their normal chess counterparts. ...
12
votes
3answers
992 views

Skills required for blitz/bullet vs. correspondence chess?

I've started playing blitz/bullet (fast) games and felt like I was getting moderately good at it (1 - 10mn games), but then I switched to correspondence chess (1 - 5 days/move) and it seems to me that ...