Rating woes

You know, I really wonder about my playing when I start to beat better guys but I can't beat the guys my level and below.  I keep wondering where I went wrong.  Looks to me like I need some more work on my middle game - most games are won or lost there, and it seems I'm doing the losing there.  :-/


  • 4 years ago


    Thank Pikachulord - I'll keep that in mind - I tend to be a bit impatient anyway.  :)

  • 4 years ago


    Keep at it. Focus on the positives and look to keep improving your game, win or lose. Ratings are good measures of long-term progress, but on the short-term, it can be counterproductive to get too caught up in ratings. If you play long enough, your rating will naturally go towards your "true" chess ability, so try not to worry too much about game-to-game fluctuations.

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