13395 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Hi, I just wondered , if you were to watch all the video lessons here, read all the articles and always use TT and CM-
How strong would you end up?
( Chess strength and no smart remarks about having too much time on your hands :-)
It depends on whether or not you actually learned anything that you can apply.
Without time to digest all that information, and practical application, you may not improve much.
There are many skills that need to be improved to get a strong rating...
yeah it must be asked: on what time schedule, did you sleep, did you eat well, etc. to know how much of the information you would have processed, and how many skills you would actually acquire. in theory if you did everything "well", and followed all the advice and practical suggestions from the teachers, and did all the exercises or self-study they tell you to, you'd probably be a GM or close to it. depending on your talent you'd probably find yourself somewhere between 2450 and 2750 fide.
You have too much time on your hands.
You have too much hands on your time.
It depends upon your own ability to comprehend, as well as your learning style. As with things that aren't chess.
Lol, good pic
You can read all book in the world and still be just as stupid as you was before. But if you discuss them, you will become wise.
If you remember all opening moves in the Najdorf and begin to play it over 1.. e5! when your rating is 1000, you would probably lose 50 rating points. If you understod why the moves are played, you would hit 2000 within a year. However, to understand, you will have to play it, which gives PRACTICAL experience. If I know all the variations after all theoretical Nd5! sacrifices, but never got the courage to play them, I would gain 0 rating for my effort. However if I studied some pawn structures, and tried to follow the principles, I would gain rating, even with 800 rating. Because then the tactics would slowly (very slowly) begin to favour me, and that would be nice.
Depends how much you play. If you don't play, you'll probably won't get much farther than 1800 strength-wise...
Hmmm true. Supposing you spend 2 hours a day playing and 3 using the site, combining with a healthy diet and good sleeping, where would you end up?
"2015 Sinquefield Cup Round 7"
Studying openings is highly UNDERrated!
by SmyslovFan a few minutes ago
Dragon vs Najdorf
by Gilasaurus a few minutes ago
Scotch Gambit Canal Variation
by Fiveofswords a few minutes ago
Need a positional, quiet and solid answer to the Slav
by Band_Sagger 3 minutes ago
Best aggresive games to study
by chessmicky 3 minutes ago
Who Will Win The 2015 Sinquefield Cup?
by rnunesmagalhaes 4 minutes ago
Best chess youtubers
by rnunesmagalhaes 6 minutes ago
8/30/2015 - Corner Pocket
by KevinJamesJr 6 minutes ago
I lose every game, help
by DamonevicSmithlov 11 minutes ago
by uscftigerprowl 13 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!