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So, I got a little trouble that's starting to really annoy me. Few weeks ago when I started playing chess I instantly was pretty good, at least people was telling me that. I was playing at about 1500 on ICC. Everything was good, I was able to read board pretty well, keeping mental notes while playing and so on, but one morning I just lost all that. Started loosing to 900 elo people, missing easy traps and I just can't read board at all. Everything changed just over night. Does anyone else have this kind of problem ? How do you overcome it ? I can't enjoy chess anymore.
I don't use drugs.
Me too. Playing while tripping is not good for your game. I lost to a 563 player once and it blew my high.
You must be joking. I don't use drugs, unless you call few beers a week a drug addiction
Well, it really depends on what drugs and how good they are.
Take your queen for a walk and relax.
You guys are funny :D I am not on any drugs or medicaments. I think this will not go any further ...
Depends on what you are on...
Here we go again ....
By your games I doesn't look like you have brain freeze. You don't play by the some principles example don't move a piece twice in the opening unless there is a tactic second you are complete tactical blind you don't see your pieces hanging its like your moves are made on auto pilot. How to resolve this problems.
1. Play 30 min or longer games I know the are long but begginers need to play slower games
2. Go here chesstempo.com make an acc do a lot of puzzles I recommend doing all at first on easy
3. Don't move your pieces on auto pilot this like hope chess. Look at your opponents last move and ask yourself why he done it ? is it threatening somewhing ? Do i have something hanging etc.
4. O and if you have some spare time go here to http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman91.pdf
And search in google chess principles.
I know those principles just in my last games I don't have any awareness on what's going on. Guess I need to try playing longer games untill I get back into my head.
Sir, I am on this. Please rest assured that I have, at this very moment, assigned this dilema to my talented team of strategic advisors who will, by any means necessary, resolve your problem. They are well known in top level chess circles as my "Army of Hopefuls" and they have informed me that this is a common problem and should have it closed out by the end of the month. (Payment due upon completion). Sincerly yours.
In the meantime........Have a beer.
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