Bullet chess challenge :)

Posted on Mo 26 November 2012 in Chess

I realised once more, that, when I excessively play bullet chess, I tend to stagnate or my performance even goes down the tubes. The reason behind this, I am assuming, the absence of defined goal or when I play without thinking (as far as thinking in bullet chess is the legit word) or other bad behaviour, as listening to music...

Therefore, I will try a little experiment: I play every day not more than 10 bullet games. This is around 20 minutes of playing. But every time I lose, I have to to 6 full and slow chin-ups. I'll play on chess.com and my starting rating is right now 1924, which actually is pretty high for me. Nevertheless, my goal is to reach ELO 2050. My all time highscore is 1974. Let's go and breake some records...

Ok let the journey begin :)

  • 26.11.2012: 1924 - 1896. Did around 30 chin-ups. Tired as hell. Lost too many times :)
  • 28.11.2012 1896 - 1903. Back in the 1900s. Did lot's of chin ups. My game improved slightly, I think more and deeper. My speed is still to slow...
  • 29.11.2012 1903 - 1900. I am stagnating, I have the impression that I still lack creativity and don't really want to play. My motivation is weak, but I am ways more concentrated compared to playing endless long sessions. 4 from 10 games were chin-ups. That means 24 chin ups :)
  • 30.11.20121900 - 1888. What the fuck? I play excellent but freaking slow :/
  • 1.12.2012 1888 - 1926. It goes up and up :)
  • 2.12.2012 1926 - 1945. Seems like I am back in the solid 1900s. This rating is close to my all time high and I am looking forward to make a new record and to fullfill my goal!
  • 3.12.2012 1945 - 1865. Played like 50 games. That's the punishment. That was this opponent who really made me angry. Next time, I'll stick to the plan and won't get emotional. I shouldn't play more than 10 games. Waaaaah !
  • 4.12.2012 1865 - 1909. Hangled myself brutally back in the 1900s with 2 wins against a 2200 elo player. Played my 10 games...
  • 8.12.2012 1797 - 1825 Don't ask. At least I played today 10 games. 5 wins, 5 losts. I do now 5 * 10 pushups...
  • 10.12.2012 1800 - 1847
  • 16.12.2012 1847 - 1823 Played 10 games...
  • 18.12.2012 1800 - 2000 Hell yeah, I played at least 300 games the last days and I finally achieved the freakin 2000 Elo. To be honest, if I really tried I could crack my genuine goal of Elo 2050, but it's just ways to risky that I suddently digress and get unconcentrated and it begins all over. So I am stopping here. It's a new all time record since I played bullet chess (now aproximately 5 years) and it's good like that. It's just too much time wasted ;)

The message (not complete) I received on chess.com when I reached the 2000:

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Congratulations zardaxt on achieving a high rating on Chess.com! You are now among the strongest players on our site.

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The challange ends with that...