- play with slower time controls. You won’t learn much from 1 minute games, and on ICC it does not take too long to find an opponent for a decent 15 minute game
- focus, focus, focus, don’t get distracted on other windows open on your computer while opponent is thinking (or even worse – during your move!). I already wrote a whole other post about that.
- don’t play online chess when you are tired. That kind of makes sense, since it’s hard to focus when you’re tired.
- make sure all your games are automatically stored into a pgn file
- review each game soon after it’s played
- don’t feed it immediately to an engine, analyse by yourself for a bit
- check the opening against a Reference DB to see where you and your opponent deviated from previously played games
- if your opponent played something you completely did not expect - update your opening repertoire afterwards
- don’t play too many games in a row
- don’t take online chess too seriously, remember that over the board tournaments is a completely different game from online blitz
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