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My current rating in standard chess and online chess is in 1400s and my best rating in both have been over 1500 but i wanna be a better player , probably with a rating of over 2000 how do i do that?
1. Play lots of 30/0 live chess and review your games with a chess program.
2. Read a good chess book for positional/strategic understanding (like Silman's reassess your chess)
3. Spend every waking minute of every waking hour doing tactical puzzles until you see the dance of the chess pieces in your dreams...
Don't do that many tactical puzzles. Have a decent foundation of basic tactics--maybe spend 10 minutes a day solving them--and spend the rest of your time reading books on strategy, annotated games, etc.
Play a lot of chess with the greatest player ever "Gaurav - The KNIGHT"!
a balanced approach of tactics, positional play, endgame study etc.. Bear in mind that strategic play at the level your playing takes a backseat to tactics and just good ol' sound playing. an effective thought process is one rarely mentioned area of study and yet one of the most foundational. Try http://www.thoughtprocessofchess.com
I assume you have either authored, or at least read, this book? Would you be so kind as to give a short synopsis of the thought process the book promotes? Without any Amazon reviews it is difficult to know if this is a good book to buy...
To improve your ratings in ONLINE chess you need to improve your analysis on the game in progress. This means you need to spend more time in analysis.
Take the following position (See diagram below).
Your next move of 1.Ng6+ involved a N sac. At first glance it looks good. But before you play Ng6+ you need to analyse what would happen after the forced move 1....fxg6 2. Qxg6
You must assume that your opponent sees what you would do after 2.Qxg6: 3.Qh5 4.Bg6 and 5.Qh7#.
One defense is 2...Qe8 (stopping 3.Qh5) and 3....Ne7 (stopping 4.Bg6) Or simply 2...Bg5 so that on 3.Qh5 Bh6 and there is no mate.
And as in the the game 1...Qe7 2.Qg6 Bg5 3.Qh5 Bh6
Then there's this one (See diagram below):
Your next move was 1.Nbd2. When 1...Bxf2+ 2.Kxf2 Ng4+ 3.Kg1 Qg6+ 4.Kh1 Nf2# or 3.Kf1 Qf2#
1.d4 or 1.Be3 eliminating the threat on you f2 square was an alternative.
Thank you very much Mr. Yeres 30 for analyzing my games and telling my mistakes , actually i lose most of my games same way anyhow you told me the right direction to work and moreover i gonna look forward to evryone's advice and work hard with chess and very soon my ratings are gonna be better and better...:)
as always say a little master of my country "always analyse checks and captures"
There's an old joke about a tourist lost in New York City, and he happens across an absent-minded music professor who is obviously a local - he's disheveled in appearance and walking the street with his head down, mumbling to himself.
So the tourist stops and asks him, "Excuse me, how do I get to Carnegie Hall?"
The music professor stops, looks at him, and replies, "Practice, practice, practice!" and walks on.
Chess is like any other skill, it improves with practice. You must play, make mistakes, and try to learn by them. This means playing games at slower time controls and going over them later to find the errors. Tactics practice is good, too, and learning basic endings is necessary to improve as well. Going over master games to see how good players do it can help as well.
But playing is the main way, the main thing, all the others are just aids to improving, you have to put what you learn into practice or you haven't really learned anything.
I like Estragon's advice, to which I might add the following quotes by Capablanca
In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before everything else. For whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the opening and middle game must be studied in relation to the end game.
The best way to learn endings, as well as openings, is from the games of the masters.
The game might be divided into three parts, the opening, the middle-game and the end-game. There is one thing you must strive for, to be equally efficient in the three parts.
You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win. You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player
exactly i need to work on chess more now i need to go through chess books..:)
and of course the master games too..:)
When it comes to tactics, one could learn a lot going over games between a master and a non-master.
Chess.com literally has thousands of games between a master and a non-master.
Pick one master from VIEW PLAYERSClick on ACTIVITYClick on Games ArchiveGo to his earliest games whereby he was playing low or mid rated opponents.
Study how he wins material. And see if you can remember how he won material.
That should give you lessons on tactics that you are most likely to encounter in your games. For example: Watch this 11-move game against an opponent rated below 1300:
Black noticed that White placed his B at d3 which blocked his entire Queenside and immediately launched his attack beginning with ....g5 and won the game shortly afterwards---- aided by the fact that White weakened his Kings defense with 7.g4???
i mean the game was awesome and the best thing which i liked is ur idea tht Bd3 was bad as it locked the queenside completely this is fantastic approach to chess, i learn a lot from you now.:) I would like to play an online game against you Mr. Yeres30 , i tried to challenge you but i could not may be because you dnt accept challenges from everyone , hopefully you challenge me and then we will discuss such ideas more and more..:)
its a good respnose from evryone and My ratings have gone some over 1600 from 1400 in few weeks of tym
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