11055 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?
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!
'Especially some end game positions have to be practiced a couple of times over before they sink in. Or maybe that's just me '
You are absolutely right. A specific example from the endgame is the Lucena position. If you want to reach a 2000 rating you better be able to do the Lucena in your sleep.
The biggest thing to play consistently at a 2000-2200 level is focus - bringing the same amount of intensity at every move, regardless of the position or how tired you are.
That is highly debatable...
I'd like to earn a million bucks.
A winning lottery ticket could satisfy me. After taxes, of course.
Yes, OTB one can't invest the same amount of time and energy for every single move. He still has a point, though: Not bothering to survey the opponent's checks, captures and threats to one's chosen candidate in even one move out of fourty will put a significant damper on one's rating.
I am ridiculing the arbitariness of it, not the basic notion. We seem to get a lot of people on here saying that a rating of _____ is reachable in ____ months/years by virtually any intelligent/sane/sentient person. It's become yet another cliche of the forums.
A Mon Roi loaded with Fritz 10 will get you to 1800 super fast. As was the case with the recent winner of the Amateur Section of the Virginia Open.
This same 15-year-old got caught about 2 weeks later at a Scholastic Tournament. But was only punished by a one-year-ban from competition. Go figure.
most people get to 2000 + by playing/studying for 10+ years.some may never get to that rating no matter what...and a select few can get there quicker either with talent or having a coach
I think you are still required to keep score manually in FIDE events.
Personally i would ban him from any USCF tourn. for at least 5 years maybe that would get his attention.
We're talking about a 15 year old who just got banned from something he had no real commitment to in the first place.
Two years is as good as life in those circumstances. He's done with high-level competitive chess.
Firepower8: Ken Regan studied that subject recently and concluded that the #100 player in the world plays as well as Karpov did in 1975.
How do you know?
Me too. I have been flirting with the 2000 zone for the past month, up and down. Just hard work and perseverance. Good luck, mate!
& do remember to avoid cyberborgs!
Need someone to stop me from smashing my laptop
by Mecastyles 5 minutes ago
Giri vrs Westly So
by aerodarts 6 minutes ago
1/25/2015 - Mate in 2
by hwatuseke 10 minutes ago
1/26/2015 - Richard Teichmann vs. NN, Berlin, 1914
by SaiKrishna_K 11 minutes ago
"pick a side" button for team matches
by NomadicKnight 12 minutes ago
Study Plan for a 2 days
by gluestix 14 minutes ago
Beating people OTB is awkward
by NomadicKnight 14 minutes ago
Do Americans tend to flame more on live chess
by NomadicKnight 19 minutes ago
Sicilian Defense still effective if white moves pawn to e3?
by Olympian256 20 minutes ago
by rise_of_war 20 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!