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I know becoming a grandmaster is going to be really really hard but i will be a Grandmaster one day so i was just wondering if anyone had any study techniques that they could share to help me out like if you use a coach how many and what books you read what kind of games do you analyze how many do you analyze that sort of thing so can anyone post anything that would give me any ideas i would appreciate it thanks
Please take it slow one step at a time at some point you'll need to sit down and do some very serious reflection and thinking you need to be honest within yourself and ask why you want to become a GM? are you prepared to invest the time/sacrifices and the frequent flyer miles it truly takes to reach that level? another thing to think about you may have heart but you need the right tools to succeed you need fighting spirit, an Iron will to win, really really strong nerves chess at the level your aiming for is very stressful and nerve wracking some men who have played chess for years cry after losing very big games and other men crack all together mentally while your thinking you should keep in mind millions of people share your dream and only a few of them are going to make it.Good luck though I wish you all the best!
yeah all are right
and if ur a kid sigh up for chess club
13 is kind of a late start, no? I've met 9 year olds who were far stronger than I am at the game, but they still had a long ways to go before reaching GM. Chess is one of those things where if you don't start super young, you might become good, but you'll never be the best.
One of the things no one mentions here is simple intelligence. You might have an extraordinary work ethic; you might be ambitious; you might be dedicated; you might have all of the other qualities needed to reach the level of GM; and despite all of these things, you could be very bright, e.g. lawer/doctor/physicist, but still not have the intelligence to reach the top at chess.
Sorry to be the party pooper, but it's time for a reality check.
I have seen many posts on here about people wanting to become GM's. If you do not love the game and are not willing to sacrifice there is no point. During your training I suggest that you don't do it just for the title or rating. You will find yourself hating chess if you do not simply love it. Best of love luck and I plan on seeing your games for further advice.
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OP hasn't been around for about a year.
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