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Any danger of overtraining?

There's one think that slightly worries me and I'd like to ask about, because I am working on chess for almost half a year without playing any classical games (long time control). Is there any possible danger of "overtraining"? If so, how should I prevent that?

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Chris Gibson

Chris Gibson 1 week ago

You can play classical chess online and I would recommend this to get some feedback into your play. It also will help with motivation for your training as most of us are competitive.

If you are doing lots of training sometimes you may need a break for a few days or a week periodically to enable you to come back fresh (as with any job).

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Hello, thank you for an advice! I know that playing classical chess online is a possibility, but for me it's a bit too tiring, as I am visually impaired and looking into the screen for such a long time is not very good for me. But I will definitely try to play with the slowest time control possible.
Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 1 week ago

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 week ago

Krystof! Good question. 
Well you should not train, when your body doesn't want or it is very tired. 

And at the same time you should play in order to develop your playing skills. 
To understand chess and play chess are very different. 
Try some online blitz games or friendly games. 

It's very important not to afraid from competition. 
Here is a very good video, recently sent by one of my friends 
Check it out. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94MBVD_tZeU      

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Oh, thank you for such an inspirational video! I will try to play some games with slower time control, because in the last months I have played a lot of blitz. I just want to make sure that I do not fall into some stereotype and not to lose the best form in my life. :-)
GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 week ago

Haha :) What's your level? 
Are you a PRO Member? 

I have nearly 2000 FIDE standard (I'm a rapid specialist though, 2176 national rapid). I'd like to become a FM in 2 years (I'm 17 y.o.). Unfortunately, somehow I get very tired during classical games (doctors say it's because of my visual impairment, but I don't want to accept that) and I haven't raised my FIDE rating for 2 years.

I'm currently not a PRO member, because this website focuses mainly on the openings and I would have to completely reassess  my repertoire and also my playing style quite a bit. There's also another issue with the middlegame topic, that I know many of the games covered in the course with 100 games about middlegame.