Online PR vs Live PR
Posted By: Keene
Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2014, at 6:00 p.m.
Through many recent discussions, there have been sporadic references to people's various PR levels - whether its online or live. I am somewhat bemused by that, as most often (I think - correct me if I am wrong) people seem to think they play better online than they do live.
In my personal experience, I find that I play better live than I do online. I know the reasons for it - I take longer to play live, the process of moving checkers around allows my brain just a little longer to consider things. Counting pips is a slower process, but it allows more aspects of the position to sink into my mind. Visual recognition patterns form are more visible to me, I get visual cues from some opponents about how they feel about positions etc.
So, why is it that you, reader, think you play better online? Also, define online please - is that vs XG, vs human opponents on one of the sites? Whats the future here? Are we all going to playing strictly online, or on a computer in the future, or will the game move more towards live playing, with the online experts wanting to take up the challenge of the tournament pros and giants?
PS: In a match last night, I was faced with some incredibly difficult positions, which I think are easier when viewed on a computer or vs an online opponent. I will share when I have run that match (its transcribed on NJBG).
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