11618 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!
San Francisco, California, United States
Submitted by Abhishek2 on June 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM.
Today I will post one game of beating a higher rated player.
There are more games where these came from.
...Read more »
posted in Abhishek2's Blog
1414 reads |
Chess has become one of main hobbies. I attend chess tournaments frequently and take pleasure in the game.
I am working hard to improve my chess and one day become a GM.
I learned to play chess from my sister, who told me that the queen always wants her dress to be matched.
(Where the queen goes when the board is set up)
So it went from there, I started attending classes, (in the bay area).
I started attending this club a little later, and around that time I started rated chess in Feb. 2008, and I spent my weekends playing in tournaments and earning trophies.
So by then I had become a co-champion in the under 500 section (I was in 7th grade then, lost first because of a cheap tiebreaker even though I won all my games).
My rating soared and soared, and soon I was thinking along the lines of a coach (I was 1100 then).
So I got this coach who completely changed how I played, and soon I found myself soaring and soaring because of my tactics. I faced a little of trouble getting from 1500 to 1700, but by then I had noticed the weakness in play. With careful practics and reducing the frequency of tournaments (once a month), my rating soared from 1683 in April this year to 1955 as of September.
I have NO clue about this modern theory, or something called the Sicilian (weird and complex psychology), which is usually only something reserved for strong players who crave complex positions.
I like open, tactical positions. My favorite player is Morphy, who produced brilliant games including the opera game.
I know my ratings here on chess.com stink, but I play WAY better OTB than online, maybe I'm more distracted or something.
In OTB chess I prefer long time controls, G/120 or above is suitable for me, otherwise I make horrific blunders under time pressure.
I don't know what will happen if I even cross 2000, it will be legendary.
I don't really go to tournaments that often (skipping October with birthday interference) nowadays because these annoying teachers give tons of homework.
I might change my "about me" soon, maybe post some cool games, but I've done most of that in my forum topics (you can check my Activity).
Ask me on my profile if you want me to include anything else, but I think it's pretty long by now!
A tactic I made out of one of my online chess games:
Problem rating 2543: could it get any higher?'
I didn't really improve rating wise ever since the beginning of 2013, but I've had all types of games.
I pushed a drawn ending in a team tournament to tie the match:
I've swindled my opponents and been swindled:
I fell for a last minute trick in an endgame. It was a drawn position, and a winning one a few moves ago. Let's see how I lost:
I managed to lose another winning ending:
I've beaten people in less than 15 moves:
I've had games where I just played plain bad chess!:
Crowned worst game of 2013:
Ugh. That made me seem like I was rated 800, not 2000!
I missed an easy checkmate that would have gotten me perfect score and good winning chances:
How sad. I thought of it before but forgot about it later.
Now, one of my better games of 2013:
And to finish on a good note, my second, third, and fourth best wins of 2013:
My second best win, the first game of 2013, against a 2090 from Utah:
My third best win, against a 2077 from Oklahoma:
and my fourth best win was against someone who was just out of provisional:
If you're at the bottom of this, thanks for reading!
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 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!