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Thanks Moses - I appreciate your commets. I suppose if I can't get myself rated higher (by winning games) I should expect the occasional "junk" opening (I've had fewer than when I was in the 700's). From where I am (900's Blitz) 1400 looks prety far away. Hope I get there some day!
Well i think you can pretty much get to 1400 in blitz just by playing alot of blitz, but it doesn't necessarily translate into improvement in longer time controls. The reverse is also true, I used to be much stronger in blitz, but then I stopped playing it to focus more on longer games, now I struggle to win any games in faster chess. Other key ways to improve are to practice tactics (alot if you actually want to get anywhere) and to study at least some basic positional ideas and common endgames, i find the Silman books are good.
Thanks Moses. I suppose if I can't punish the junk openings, I'm rated where I should be!
When get tired of Blitz, I should try some "real" games. I just thimk Blitz if fun.
Nothing wrong with blitz, it is what it is. Also just because your opponent plays a bad opening doesn't mean you necessarily have to 'punish' it by taking risks to try fo a spectacular mate. Just play normal developing moves and consolidate your position, eventually the superiority of your position will become apparent.
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Why hasn't Ivanov been banned yet?
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