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I was up a piece and could defend. Figured you’d make a mistake before I did but that was a hell of a press.
 

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Hey guys fwiw I’m taking a short pause from playing- my wife and her family are dealing with a loss so I’m not really focusing on playing now (though I am still hanging out
on deck waiting to be told what to do when needed)
Hey man, so sorry to hear that! I totally understand, and if you want to pause your games (i.e. go into vacation mode) go for it.

I don't know if you are using a Mac or PC, and I am aware that the layout is different for those two platforms. I am on a Mac, and I can try to help you navigate to that option if you need...I'm sure others here using PC can help out as well. Chess . com layout is a bit clunky, at least on a Mac, but I finally figured out how to do this...

Highlight the top Chess . com (icon) and look for a settings (cog gear icon), then click on Daily Chess, then look for vacation option and turn it on.

hope this helps
 

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I have been playing more 30 minute rapid/timed chess. It's such a different experience. At first, my head couldn't keep up and I made a lot of dumb mistakes - I think that's natural. You're not that good at chess yet and being on a short timer makes it really messy.

I'm still freaked out by the time thing but my accuracy has dramatically improved. Winning a rapid game with 90% accuracy when you feel like you're flying by the seat of your pants is a great feeling - it means you're making the right moves without having to get into the deep analytics that you can do in a daily game. It's a rush.
 

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Darn you Chuck. I switched over and took pawn instead of knight because I saw I was walking into a Rook pin but I stepped in it anyway. Ughh.
 

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I think I’m done for a bit too. I have finally started to think about moves for at least a couple of minutes but have to stop making last minute impulsive moves and hurriedly hitting confirm like I’m try to beat the buzzer in family feud. Jesus.
 

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