BULLET Chess Is Bad For You

BULLET Chess Makes You Play Worse.
Bullet chess is a variant of chess that is played with very fast time controls, usually only 1 minute to play for the whole game! with each player having only a few seconds to make their moves. But why the best players in the world think it’s not “real chess”?

1- you noticed how? when you switch to a more serious chess time control you keep thinking as if you were still in a bullet mode?

2- you suddenly rely on reflexes and intuition rather than careful thought and analysis. This can be useful in some situations like a zeitnot (a zeitnot happens when you dont have time to finish your game and you are in time trouble to avoid losing the game, but it may also lead to poor decision-making and a lack of understanding of deeper positional and strategic concepts.

3- It can lead to a lack of practice in other areas of your game: like endgame technique that you hate spending time on, right?

It’s important to keep in mind that bullet chess is just one variant of chess and should not be the sole focus of your chess training. While playing bullet chess can be a fun and fast-paced way to play the game, it is simply not the way to go about learning chess

In order to keep improving, it’s important to practice your positional play and strategy, tactics, and endgame technique. These will help develop your ability to evaluate positions objectively and make good decisions during your games. Do not let bullet chess distract you from practicing these other important areas!


  1. Bullet ingrains patterns

  2. Very accurate I was about to hit 1500 20 points away. Until I started playing bullet . My rapid rating went down to 1380.

  3. Why does it have to be so addictive tho? lol

  4. I was 1300s in Rapid!!
    I always relied on Rapid Games. Later I switched to Bullet and Blitz…. I am 1000+ rated there but now I slipped to 1100s in Rapid!!

  5. It improve my tactical skills tho, the important is you analyze your games win or lose

  6. Bruh, i was 1100 rapid and i played 20 bullet games and my rapid elo is 1100 and goes to 993 πŸ™ that's why my elo in blitz and bullet are 500 because i dont like playing it because of time pressure and im also easy to get mad at.

  7. I remember when I used to play 20 seconds chess
    Crazy stupid decisions in those

  8. thats bullshit. carlsen, naka, firouzja, all amazing and best in bullet. "bad for you" is just coping

  9. Me who only plays bullet with pre moves πŸ’€

  10. I swear at this point bullet games are like TikTok vids for me

  11. Magnus the goat, 10 strait years world champion, and now bullet chess world champion….. It only says that you are bad at chess

  12. I used to play bullet chess but when I came back to rapid chess, it felt like I was worse.

  13. That's why a 10min rapid game's better and ideal. 30 min is way too much.

  14. This is why I was better at chess before bullet games.πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€

  15. I almost never play bullet but when I play people in real life who are like β€œoh you play chess? Let’s play!” I always play my moves instantly to make it fair lol.

  16. The only thing is that rapid is so slow and just ends up me waiting for a long damn time just for a move that dont make sense considering im still in 500s

  17. Perhaps some people just want to play bullet. Maybe they know they aren't ever gonna be good at regular chess and they like bullet. Who knows!

  18. Yeah the youth have also screwed up the game of chess. Instant gratification… You can't sit down and play a game. You have to rush through it.

  19. Thats true , i dont think much in 15min matches now just make moves in less than 5 sec which makes my postion bad majorly

  20. As someone who hates fast time controls, I support this message πŸ˜‚

  21. i think its trains your intuition, i think it can be helpful

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