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200 points OTB means nothing if your opponent isnt at least an expert
Actually rating points in general don't mean anything to the game ahead. Only the moves that are made. Don't psyche yourself out !
Yeah, except for the inconvenient fact that higher rated players tend to beat lower rated players.
That's how it should be. Nevertheless, there is no point in beating yourself.
Don't be afraid of your opponent because he/she is higher rated. A huge advantage stronger players have in this matchup is that their opponents tend to not exploit their mistakes. The weaker player does not seek to exploit these mistakes simply due to the rating difference. Be aggressive and don't be afraid to exploit your opponent's mistakes!
Are tactics really the way to go?
by GreedyPawnEater a few minutes ago
Which is the best opening
by alex-rodriguez 3 minutes ago
Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?
by GreedyPawnEater 3 minutes ago
So? You Wanna Play me? . . . . For I am DEATH! . . .
by royalbishop 5 minutes ago
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Whose games,Fisher, Karpov, Kasparov, Capablanca,..
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Who else does chess and surfing?
by GreedyPawnEater 11 minutes ago
help assess my weaknesses based on my games+ analysis
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How to stop lagging?????
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