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What do you have to do to become a chess master?


  • 14 months ago · Quote · #1

    honor96

    I have a dream of becoming a chess master to be able to coach chess better for the Selmer Chess Club which my site is this: http://selmerschessclub.webs.com/. Any Advice?

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #2

    Doggy_Style

    Well, to be honest, if 1982 really is your birth year, you've pretty much missed the boat. Thirty-one years old and a rating (on this site) of 1080, doesn't bode well. Dream something more attainable.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #3

    DrSpudnik

    It takes tons of time and dedication to playing & studying chess in a competitive environment. If you do ever accomplish this, you may find yourself wondering if it was worth the sacrifice.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #4

    MrDamonSmith

    Chess is a game of luck, so you just have to be lucky

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #5

    AndyClifton

    Don a big puppethead and act like a jerk all the time (that's how I did it).

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #6

    MikeyRawks

    Roughly ten thousand hours of practice would get you close. How close depends on how effective your practice is...

    Ofcourse, you could always take the puppethead method.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #7

    MrDamonSmith

    Or get lucky, chess is a game of luck after all

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #8

    Rsava

    Do you know where Carnegie Hall is?

    You get there the same way......

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #9

    TheBigDecline

    In every situation, first always ask yourself the question: >>What would Kasparov do?<<

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #10

    honor96

    I want to thank everyone who gave there advice to me.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #11

    MrDamonSmith

    And attack at ALL TIMES. Thats the important thing to remember. Even when it makes no sense at all just throw everything out there. Get there firstest with the mostest, thats the right philosophy.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #12

    honor96

    Thanks

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #13

    MrDamonSmith

    I hope you know I'm kidding

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #14

    linuxblue1

    Achieve Danny Rensch total board nirvana.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #15

    AndyClifton

    Or a John Grefe everlasting om state.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #16

    alec840

    honor96 wrote:

    I have a dream of becoming a chess master to be able to coach chess better for the Selmer Chess Club which my site is this: http://selmerschessclub.webs.com/. Any Advice?

    Time dedication practice and studying all of that is not enough chess is a contest of nerves extreme pressure,shock surprise and stress you either have what it takes to handle and survive it at the compeitive level or you just don't.

    Some men shatter like a mirror into a thousand little pieces on the floor when they lose, some have meltdowns and nervous breakdowns they end up in the hospital, some men quit and never play chess ever again after devastating losses where so much was on the line it's too much they are never the same.

    Think about it!

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #17

    AndyClifton

    My God, this game is dangerous!

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #18

    winerkleiner

    Good luck with all this!  It's a goal worth achieving!


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