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So, I taught myself to play a little over a year ago...
and I've been stuck in the 1400 range (give or take a 100), for months now (about a half a year). It seems I've progressed pretty fast initially but am now just hovering around this range...if not regressing.
For example...my highest tactic was 1495 a few months back...and now I can barely break the 1400 range.
I admit I do not study as much as I should...openings, midgames, endgames, etc...I just do tactics...which I hear is the heart of chess, but for the amount of tactics I've done (10,000+), I feel I should be much better off.
Is this normal? Do you think there's a possibility that I can eventually break 2,000+ with dedication and practice?
What say you, chess.com?
Tactics might be the heart of chess, but it's only one part of the body. Study your endgames and midgames. Strengthen the veins and arteries for your heart to pump through.
Yeah, I'm sure you're right.
The problem with tactics exercises here is that they are not done by themes but random. If you have studied 100 by one theme (lets say weakness of beck rank) , then 100 in a row with another theme you would better memorize the pattern then you do in random order like they are presented here. After 10 000 that you did your play would be better. Quit them for some time and practise other stuff-endings for start.
Stuck at 1400?! I should be so lucky! My rut is that I'm going down, down, down...
She has been playing for only 1 year.
wow My story not the same at all.
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