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How I went from 755 to 1733 in 11 Months

GM_samrose
May 19, 2014, 6:08 PM 8

Hello Guys, I just turned 12 and I'm going to guide you through my awesome journey and show you my study plans as I progressed. (Yes, you may think getting advice from a 12 year old sounds crazy)

  • 6.26.13

This was my first tournament which was at dallas chess chess club.

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 Pair | Player Name                    |Total|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)      | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  | 
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    1 | ANGELA YI                      |3.0  |N   3|W   2|W   4|
   TX | 14515143 / R: 1152   ->1165    |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1138   ->1152    |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | MENACHEM M LEWIN               |2.0  |N   4|L   1|W   3|
   TX | 15058403 / R:  724P11-> 812P14 |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  720P11-> 809P14 |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | YISROEL MEIR LEWIN             |2.0  |N   1|W   4|L   2|
   TX | 15058418 / R:  583P9 -> 744P12 |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  583P9 -> 743P12 |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | SAMUEL EDWARD ROSE             |1.0  |N   2|L   3|L   1|
   TX | 15193773 / R: Unrated-> 755P3  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 751P3  |     |     |     |     |
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(I'm Samuel Edward Rose)

Yes I know a pretty bad start but this is what made me motivated to study more because I didn't just want to get thrashed around every Dallas Chess Club Tournament.

  • 7.19.13

 

 Pair | Player Name                    |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)      | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  | 
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    1 | SEAN-MICHAEL JOSEPH PIGEON     |4.0  |W  23|W  11|W  13|W   4|
   TX | 13606021 / R: 1128   ->1255    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1101   ->1237    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | SRIKAR POTLAPALLI              |3.5  |H    |W  20|W  29|W   5|
   TX | 14382040 / R:  994   ->1083    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  989   ->1075    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | ELIAS TREVINO                  |3.0  |W  22|L   5|N  14|W  13|
   TX | 15200682 / R: 1220P5 ->1221P9  |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1220P5 ->1216P9  |     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | RISHI ADA                      |3.0  |W  16|W   8|W   7|L   1|
   TX | 14362800 / R: 1176   ->1213    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1165   ->1206    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    5 | ANDREW J MENDOZA               |3.0  |W  24|W   3|W   6|L   2|
   TX | 14282936 / R: 1074   ->1151    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1013P22->1120    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    6 | ANDRAS HORVATH                 |3.0  |W  12|W  15|L   5|W  14|
   TX | 15089908 / R: 1129P20->1148P24 |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1143P13->1156P17 |     |     |     |     |     |
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    7 | BOLAJI FAMAKINWA               |3.0  |W  27|W  14|L   4|W  15|
   TX | 12686617 / R: 1084   ->1115    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1095P20->1121P24 |     |     |     |     |     |
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    8 | ANGELA CHENG                   |3.0  |W  17|L   4|W  24|W  18|
   TX | 14749252 / R: 1055   ->1067    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1054   ->1066    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    9 | BHARATH NALLANTHIGHALL         |2.5  |L  14|W  27|W  19|H    |
   TX | 13477340 / R: 1170   ->1142    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1166   ->1140    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   10 | VAANI VEDULA                   |2.5  |W  19|L  13|W  23|H    |
   TX | 14113406 / R: 1134   ->1116    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1136   ->1118    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   11 | HENRY JAMES SWINFORD           |2.5  |W  28|L   1|W  17|H    |
   TX | 14949566 / R: 1016   ->1025    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1010   ->1020    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   12 | CAMERON CAO                    |2.5  |L   6|D  25|W  26|W  22|
   TX | 14788941 / R:  822   -> 905    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  827   -> 905    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   13 | SRINIKETH POTLAPALLI           |2.0  |W  18|W  10|L   1|L   3|
   TX | 14372916 / R: 1054   ->1065    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1041   ->1054    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   14 | JEFFERY XU                     |2.0  |W   9|L   7|N   3|L   6|
   TX | 14928355 / R:  848   -> 984    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  853   -> 988    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   15 | RYAN YOO                       |2.0  |W  25|L   6|W  20|L   7|
   TX | 14617352 / R:  995P21-> 978P25 |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  993P21-> 978P25 |     |     |     |     |     |
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   16 | MANAY DIVATIA                  |2.0  |L   4|L  17|W  28|W  24|
   TX | 14813464 / R:  986   -> 956    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  990   -> 960    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   17 | ROBERT HORVATH                 |2.0  |L   8|W  16|L  11|W  23|
   TX | 15197645 / R:  743P8 -> 815P12 |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  751P8 -> 816P12 |     |     |     |     |     |
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   18 | AUSTIN JOHN WRIGHT             |2.0  |L  13|W  29|W  27|L   8|
   TX | 15186687 / R:  738P16-> 755P20 |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  739P16-> 755P20 |     |     |     |     |     |
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   19 | SHRIYA SENAPATHI               |1.5  |L  10|W  28|L   9|H    |
   TX | 14272966 / R:  827   -> 826    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  883   -> 875    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   20 | ANIRUDH SARMA VALLURU          |1.5  |W  26|L   2|L  15|H    |
   TX | 14849835 / R:  732   -> 768    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  739   -> 769    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   21 | SUMITH CHITTIMALLA             |1.5  |H    |U    |U    |W  29|
   TX | 14669943 / R:  178   -> 245    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  175   -> 242    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   22 | ADAM J LAI                     |1.0  |L   3|L  24|W  25|L  12|
   TX | 14239523 / R:  987   -> 913    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  983   -> 909    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   23 | CHRISTOPHER LOMAS              |1.0  |L   1|W  26|L  10|L  17|
   TX | 14322453 / R:  801   -> 799    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  752   -> 759    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   24 | SAMUEL EDWARD ROSE             |1.0  |L   5|W  22|L   8|L  16|
   TX | 15193773 / R:  755P3 -> 789P7  |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  751P3 -> 783P7  |     |     |     |     |     |
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   25 | TARUNKRISHNA RAMJI             |1.0  |L  15|D  12|L  22|H    |
   TX | 15197817 / R:  672P11-> 669P14 |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  671P11-> 668P14 |     |     |     |     |     |
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   26 | JUSTIN F WATERS                |0.5  |L  20|L  23|L  12|H    |
   TX | 12806405 / R: 1041   -> 918    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1026   -> 903    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   27 | ELENA ZHANG                    |0.5  |L   7|L   9|L  18|H    |
   TX | 15178541 / R:  757P25-> 713    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  758P25-> 714    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   28 | JOHN ALLEN OSOINACH            |0.5  |L  11|L  19|L  16|H    |
   TX | 14462965 / R:  710   -> 667    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  752   -> 706    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   29 | DONALD ASHLEY                  |0.5  |H    |L  18|L   2|L  21|
   TX | 14925711 / R:  403   -> 344    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  403   -> 343    |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------
 
Yes, still around the same skill level and now just thinking that "Chess is just a hobby" and my dad told me "One day you will play in the championship room, maybe in high school.'' 
 
So I decided to make a study plan. 
Cool
 
Monday-Friday
Tactics Trainer 1 hour a day
Study Openings
PLay 30 Minute online games
 
 
Yes, it seems simple and ineffective but watch how I progress.
 
Next Week...

  • 7.26.13
 Pair | Player Name                    |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)      | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  | 
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    1 | ELIAS TREVINO                  |4.0  |W  10|W   5|W  13|W   8|
   TX | 15200682 / R: 1221P9 ->1329P13 |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1216P9 ->1326P13 |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | SIVA THIMMISETTY               |4.0  |W  16|W  14|W   4|W  24|
   TX | 14608584 / R: 1197   ->1279    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1188   ->1261    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | SIDDARTH VADDURI               |3.0  |W  24|L   4|W  10|W  12|
   TX | 14618486 / R: 1098   ->1123    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1082   ->1101    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | ROHIN RAHUL PATEL              |2.5  |W  15|W   3|L   2|H    |
   TX | 14833384 / R: 1234   ->1238    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1131   ->1160    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    5 | VAANI VEDULA                   |2.5  |W  11|L   1|W  15|H    |
   TX | 14113406 / R: 1116   ->1132    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1118   ->1138    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    6 | VENKAT THIMMISETTY             |2.5  |W  18|H    |W   7|L  19|
   TX | 15133636 / R: 1074P9 ->1084P12 |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1072P9 ->1085P12 |     |     |     |     |     |
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    7 | ANIRUDH VADDURI                |2.5  |D  17|W   9|L   6|W  13|
   TX | 14618492 / R: 1001   ->1018    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  995   ->1014    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    8 | BHARATH NALLANTHIGHALL         |2.0  |W  20|L  13|W  17|L   1|
   TX | 13477340 / R: 1142   ->1107    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1140   ->1104    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    9 | ANGELA CHENG                   |2.0  |L  13|L   7|W  24|W  17|
   TX | 14749252 / R: 1067   ->1023    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1066   ->1020    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   10 | ATHUL MOHANRAM                 |2.0  |L   1|W  22|L   3|W  20|
   TX | 14685290 / R:  932   -> 947    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  931   -> 945    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   11 | RYAN YOO                       |2.0  |L   5|W  18|L  20|W  23|
   TX | 14617352 / R:  978P25-> 943    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  978P25-> 946    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   12 | PRANEETH R MANNE               |2.0  |B    |L  17|W  16|L   3|
   TX | 13514813 / R:  970   -> 940    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  967   -> 936    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   13 | SAMUEL EDWARD ROSE             |2.0  |W   9|W   8|L   1|L   7|
   TX | 15193773 / R:  789P7 -> 905P11 |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  783P7 -> 900P11 |     |     |     |     |     |
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   14 | MARC BRESLAV                   |1.5  |W  22|L   2|U    |H    |
   TX | 14954064 / R: 1005   ->1004    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  998   -> 997    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   15 | SRUSHTI PATIL                  |1.5  |L   4|W  20|L   5|H    |
   TX | 14975907 / R:  939   -> 937    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  992   -> 975    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   16 | VISHAL SRIDHAR                 |1.5  |L   2|W  24|L  12|H    |
   TX | 15059831 / R:  909   -> 896    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  915   -> 899    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   17 | SAMIR NAQVI                    |1.5  |D   7|W  12|L   8|L   9|
   TX | 14322777 / R:  814   -> 857    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  807   -> 851    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   18 | SHRIYA SENAPATHI               |1.5  |L   6|L  11|W  22|H    |
   TX | 14272966 / R:  826   -> 815    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  875   -> 854    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   19 | JOE WILSON                     |1.0  |U    |U    |U    |W   6|
   TX | 14373203 / R: 1075   ->1107    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1083   ->1114    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   20 | RISHIN KESARLA                 |1.0  |L   8|L  15|W  11|L  10|
   TX | 14241235 / R:  870   -> 847    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  862   -> 844    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   21 | SUMITH CHITTIMALLA             |1.0  |U    |U    |D  23|H    |
   TX | 14669943 / R:  222   -> 236    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  220   -> 234    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   22 | ANIRUDH SARMA VALLURU          |0.5  |L  14|L  10|L  18|H    |
   TX | 14849835 / R:  768   -> 713    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  769   -> 716    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   23 | DONALD ASHLEY                  |0.5  |U    |U    |D  21|L  11|
   TX | 14925711 / R:  344   -> 329    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  343   -> 328    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   24 | ZAK LOUNIS                     |0.0  |L   3|L  16|L   9|L   2|
   TX | 14001741 / R:  852   -> 799    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  831   -> 780    |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------
 See How I broke through in just 1 week. You know Why???
Well, My observations are that tactics trainer helped me the most because almost al u1600 games are decided my TACTICS!!!! 
If you think, "oh that was just luck well take a look after 3 tournaments.
 
3 Tournament Later...

  • 9.27.13

DROP THE BASS Tongue Out
 Pair | Player Name                    |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)      | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  | 
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    1 | ROHAN NAGABHIRAVA              |4.0  |W  12|W   6|W  10|W   4|
   TX | 15021490 / R: 1093   ->1221    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1088   ->1219    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | SAMUEL EDWARD ROSE             |4.0  |W  15|W  12|W  14|W  11|
   TX | 15193773 / R:  979P17->1105P21 |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  975P17->1102P21 |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | ARVIND NARAYANAN               |3.0  |L   6|W   7|W  13|W  10|
   TX | 14803226 / R: 1164   ->1162    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1169   ->1166    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | HARSHA SIRIGINA                |2.5  |D   7|W  17|W   8|L   1|
   TX | 14735816 / R: 1159   ->1142    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1159   ->1142    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    5 | AJAY RAJA                      |2.5  |W  17|D  13|L   6|X    |
   TX | 14933046 / R: 1124   ->1085    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1122   ->1083    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    6 | RISHIN KESARLA                 |2.5  |W   3|L   1|W   5|H    |
   TX | 14241235 / R:  911   ->1053    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  911   ->1053    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    7 | NAVEENKUMAR NARSOZHAN          |2.5  |D   4|L   3|W  15|W  13|
   TX | 15220527 / R:  863P12-> 948P16 |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  867P12-> 950P16 |     |     |     |     |     |
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    8 | ADAM J LAI                     |2.0  |W  14|W   9|L   4|F    |
   TX | 14239523 / R:  820   -> 953    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  816   -> 950    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    9 | JEFFERY XU                     |2.0  |W  18|L   8|L  11|W  16|
   TX | 14928355 / R:  989   -> 938    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  989   -> 938    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   10 | CAMERON CAO                    |2.0  |W  16|W  15|L   1|L   3|
   TX | 14788941 / R:  939   -> 929    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  939   -> 929    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   11 | SAMIR NAQVI                    |2.0  |L  13|W  16|W   9|L   2|
   TX | 14322777 / R:  924   -> 916    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  921   -> 914    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   12 | ELENA ZHANG                    |2.0  |L   1|L   2|W  17|W  14|
   TX | 15178541 / R:  713   -> 847    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  714   -> 847    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   13 | MATTHEW MARSHALL               |1.5  |W  11|D   5|L   3|L   7|
   TX | 15227961 / R: Unrated-> 929P4  |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 929P4  |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------
   14 | JUSTIN MANGIPANO               |1.0  |L   8|W  18|L   2|L  12|
   TX | 14930402 / R: 1113   ->1015    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1112   ->1014    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   15 | MATTHEW ROARK                  |1.0  |L   2|L  10|L   7|W  18|
   TX | 15045228 / R:  570P8 -> 597P12 |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  553P8 -> 585P12 |     |     |     |     |     |
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   16 | SUSHRUTH KANIYAR               |1.0  |L  10|L  11|W  18|L   9|
   TX | 14709008 / R:  563   -> 570    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  562   -> 569    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   17 | RISHI RAJ                      |0.5  |L   5|L   4|L  12|H    |
   TX | 15070347 / R:  845P20-> 794P23 |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  841P20-> 790P23 |     |     |     |     |     |
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   18 | ALICIA ZHANG                   |0.0  |L   9|L  14|L  16|L  15|
   TX | 15178535 / R:  594   -> 519    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  593   -> 517    |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------
 
A pretty impressive  point gain but do you know why????
 
BECAUSE MAJORITY OF U1600 GAMES ARE DECIDED BY TACTICS!!!!!!
 
But now i decide, lets make faster improvement!
 
Monday-FRiday
1.2 hours of tactics trainer
2. 1 hour of opening study
3. Competitive chess clubs (all 1700+)
4.Playing 10 30min games online.
 
may not look like an improvement but you'll see how each task makes a difference . 
Wink
 
  • 10.26.13

 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)      | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  | 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1 | DAXTON LOY                     |5.0  |W  20|W   3|W  13|W   5|W   2|
   TX | 13872585 / R: 1159   ->1392    |N:3  |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1132   ->1378    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    2 | NICHOLAS DELAPAZ               |4.0  |W   6|W   7|W   5|W   4|L   1|
   TX | 13742331 / R: 1568   ->1561    |N:4  |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1581   ->1571    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    3 | CHRISTOPHER TERRY DE LA CRUZ    |4.0  |W  15|L   1|W   6|W  14|W   7|
   TX | 14268404 / R: 1346   ->1361    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1338   ->1354    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    4 | SAMUEL RIDER WILHELM           |4.0  |W  11|W  16|W  12|L   2|W   9|
   TX | 14987290 / R: 1322P23->1338    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1305P23->1325    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    5 | ELIZABETH DELAPAZ              |3.0  |W  10|W  14|L   2|L   1|W  11|
   TX | 13742346 / R: 1277   ->1275    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1274   ->1272    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    6 | SAMUEL EDWARD ROSE             |3.0  |L   2|W   9|L   3|W  13|W  12|
   TX | 15193773 / R: 1144   ->1215    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1137   ->1211    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    7 | MAXWELL CLARK NICHOLS          |3.0  |W  17|L   2|W  15|W  10|L   3|
   TX | 14103552 / R: 1064   ->1084    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1056   ->1079    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    8 | SAMUEL COOK III                |3.0  |W  18|L  12|L  10|W  15|W  14|
   TX | 14424196 / R:  907   -> 956    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  913   -> 959    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    9 | MARCUS MORALES                 |3.0  |W  13|L   6|W  16|W  19|L   4|
   TX | 14359091 / R:  706   -> 898    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  712   -> 901    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   10 | KYLE JAMSHYD ZADEH             |3.0  |L   5|W  21|W   8|L   7|W  16|
   TX | 14505716 / R:  786   -> 895    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  784   -> 893    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   11 | VINCENT ANDREW BROWN           |3.0  |L   4|W  17|W  20|W  12|L   5|
   TX | 14527957 / R:  749   -> 881    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  750   -> 881    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   12 | RYAN LIN                       |2.0  |W  19|W   8|L   4|L  11|L   6|
   TX | 13058918 / R: 1310   ->1232    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1307   ->1228    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   13 | RONAK GANDHI                   |2.0  |L   9|W  20|L   1|L   6|W  21|
   TX | 14087064 / R: 1220   ->1151    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1217   ->1147    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   14 | JACK ROGERS                    |2.0  |W  22|L   5|W  19|L   3|L   8|
   TX | 14473751 / R: 1164   ->1103    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1162   ->1101    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   15 | BENJAMIN HAROLD HAYWARD        |2.0  |L   3|W  18|L   7|L   8|W  20|
   TX | 14472475 / R:  941   -> 905    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  947   -> 909    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   16 | JEFFREY STERLING               |2.0  |W  21|L   4|L   9|W  17|L  10|
   TX | 14593401 / R:  929   -> 879    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  926   -> 876    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   17 | ALEXIS DANIELLE BECHTEL        |2.0  |L   7|L  11|W  21|L  16|W  22|
   TX | 14573716 / R:  576   -> 583    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  577   -> 584    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   18 | DOMINICK MORALES               |2.0  |L   8|L  15|W  22|L  20|W  19|
   TX | 14820722 / R:  271P21-> 418    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  276P21-> 421    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   19 | EMILY ALYSE STONE              |1.0  |L  12|W  22|L  14|L   9|L  18|
   TX | 13562537 / R:  686   -> 631    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  687   -> 632    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   20 | MACK W CLEVELAND               |1.0  |L   1|L  13|L  11|W  18|L  15|
   TX | 14162448 / R:  585   -> 582    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  586   -> 583    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   21 | KYLE BICKLE                    |1.0  |L  16|L  10|L  17|W  22|L  13|
   TX | 14016373 / R:  345   -> 360    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  347   -> 362    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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   22 | JONATHAN MUGABI SEGUJJA        |0.0  |L  14|L  19|L  18|L  21|L  17|
   TX | 14040827 / R:  500   -> 383    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  501   -> 385    |     |     |     |     |    
 
Feels pretty good to stomp on a 1300 and a 1200 after that hard work
Tip:PLaying with great players over and over again will get you used to that level and maybe you'll be able to adapt some Ideas to stomp on lower players than them.
 
  • 11.2.13
 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)      | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  | 
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    1 | JEFFERY XIONG                  |4.0  |W  14|W   5|W   6|W   7|
   TX | 13648621 / R: 2454   ->2458    |N:M  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2272   ->2287    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | DACHEY LIN                     |3.0  |W  10|L   6|W  19|W  15|
   TX | 13147854 / R: 2276   ->2268    |N:2  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2225   ->2213    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | ROBERT SANCHEZ                 |3.0  |H    |W  13|W  15|D   6|
   TX | 13114854 / R: 2057   ->2070    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2013   ->2024    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | MARCUS S MAO                   |3.0  |L   6|W  20|W  16|W  14|
   TX | 13935146 / R: 1877   ->1899    |N:2  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1823   ->1845    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    5 | TOMMY O HE                     |2.5  |W  24|L   1|W  21|D  10|
   TX | 13354250 / R: 2313   ->2305    |N:3  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2228   ->2214    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    6 | ABHISHEK OBILI                 |2.5  |W   4|W   2|L   1|D   3|
   TX | 14362815 / R: 2054   ->2084    |N:C  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1943   ->1989    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    7 | ODUNAYO AJIBOYE                |2.5  |H    |W  11|W   8|L   1|
   TX | 14492751 / R: 2063   ->2077    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2029   ->2041    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    8 | BRIAN FANYUAN GU               |2.5  |D  11|W   9|L   7|W  19|
   TX | 14100620 / R: 1999   ->2000    |N:2  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1920   ->1926    |     |     |     |     |     |
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    9 | COLE NICHOLAS FRUTOS           |2.5  |D  13|L   8|W  27|W  20|
   TX | 14457510 / R: 1939   ->1934    |N:2  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1843   ->1842    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   10 | GRANT REDFIELD                 |2.5  |L   2|W  22|W  18|D   5|
   TX | 12994555 / R: 1870   ->1896    |N:2  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1832   ->1860    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   11 | CHASE FRUTOS                   |2.5  |D   8|L   7|W  24|W  21|
   TX | 14296461 / R: 1884   ->1889    |N:2  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1888   ->1887    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   12 | JONATHAN LU                    |2.5  |L  15|W  25|W  20|H    |
   TX | 14739695 / R: 1837   ->1833    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1822   ->1815    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   13 | DEVINA DEVAGHARAN              |2.0  |D   9|L   3|W  25|H    |
   TX | 13917532 / R: 1975   ->1967    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1915   ->1906    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   14 | NAVID A HAKIM                  |2.0  |L   1|W  18|W  22|L   4|
   TX | 14643301 / R: 1958   ->1948    |N:3  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1897   ->1887    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   15 | AKASH VIJAY                    |2.0  |W  12|W  21|L   3|L   2|
   TX | 14028711 / R: 1624   ->1696    |N:2  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1564   ->1647    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   16 | SAMUEL EDWARD ROSE             |2.0  |L  20|W  26|L   4|W  22|
   TX | 15193773 / R: 1215   ->1346    |N:3  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1211   ->1336    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   17 | JONATHAN XU                    |2.0  |L  18|D  24|W  26|H    |
   TX | 14672492 / R: 1159   ->1233    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1145   ->1217    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   18 | ADRIAN TITUS ANDREESCU         |1.5  |W  17|L  14|L  10|H    |
   TX | 13667072 / R: 1670   ->1659    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1667   ->1652    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   19 | ANIRUDH GANESH                 |1.0  |L  22|W  27|L   2|L   8|
   TX | 14480784 / R: 1738   ->1709    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1713   ->1682    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   20 | UTKARSH KANIYAR                |1.0  |W  16|L   4|L  12|L   9|
   TX | 13459468 / R: 1713   ->1690    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1671   ->1646    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   21 | ANDREW SUN-RONG MAO            |1.0  |W  26|L  15|L   5|L  11|
   TX | 14290440 / R: 1681   ->1662    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1661   ->1640    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   22 | KAI TSUEI                      |1.0  |W  19|L  10|L  14|L  16|
   TX | 14590093 / R: 1609   ->1592    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1579   ->1562    |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------
   23 | WAYNE XIONG                    |1.0  |U    |U    |U    |W  27|
   TX | 14219802 / R: 1317   ->1337    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1298   ->1317    |     |     |     |     |     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------
   24 | ANNIE XIA                      |1.0  |L   5|D  17|L  11|H    |
   TX | 14534060 / R: 1255   ->1252    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1231   ->1229    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   25 | EDWARD S MAO                   |0.5  |D  27|L  12|L  13|U    |
   TX | 14316052 / R: 1713   ->1679    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1656   ->1623    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   26 | LUKE R ROBITAILLE              |0.5  |L  21|L  16|L  17|H    |
   TX | 13971422 / R: 1497   ->1423    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1465   ->1392    |     |     |     |     |     |
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   27 | NICHOLAS DONOVAN               |0.5  |D  25|L  19|L   9|L  23|
   TX | 14223134 / R: 1223   ->1224    |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1194   ->1195    |     |     |     |     |     |
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Wholy Crap lol 
I didn't know a stupid 1200 could crush the crap out of a 1500
and a 1600 :)
 
Here's the Robitaille game 
 
White;Samuel
Black :Luke Robitaille
 
1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.Nf3 c6 6.e3 Qa5 7.c5!? Ne4
8.Qc2 b5 9.cxb6? Nxb6 10.Bd3 Nxc3 11.bxc3 h6 12.Bh4!? Na4 13.Ne5
Bd7 14.Nxd7?? (14.Bg6) Kxd7 15.0-0 Qxc3 16.Qxa4 Qxd3 17.Rab1 Bd6 18.Rb7+ Bc7 19.Bg3 Rhc8 20.Qa5 Rab8 21.Rxc7 Ke8 22.RXc8+ Rxc8
23.Qxa7 Kf8 24.Qb7 Re8 25.Qxc6 RD8 26.Bc7 Rc8? 27.Bd6+  Kg8 28.Qxc8+ Kh7 29.Qc7 f6 30.Bf8 Qg6 31.Qxg7!! Qxg7 32.Bxg7 Kxg7 33.a4 e5 34.a5 e4 35.a6 f5 37.a7 f4 38.a8=Q f3 39. Qa6 fxg2 40. Rb1 h5 41.Rb7+ Kg8 42.Qa8# 1-0
 
See how tactics mean everything in theese type of games.
thats how amateur upsets happen by just studying tactics over and over.
 
The 1600 game went in the same route of tactics and me coming out crushing him.
 
So Now Im thinking, My study plan is working out pretty good so I keep it 
 
  • 1-1-14
  • INSANITY TIME 
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 Pair | Player Name                    |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)      | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  | 10  | 11  | 12  | 13  | 14  | 15  | 16  | 17  | 18  | 19  | 20  | 
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    1 | ABHISHEK OBILI                 |17.0 |W   6|W   6|W  12|W  12|D   2|W   2|W   4|W   4|B    |B    |B    |B    |H    |H    |L   3|W   3|D   9|W   9|W   5|W   5|
   TX | 14362815 / R: 2116   ->2135    |N:C  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2038   ->2056    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | BARRETT WINCHELL               |15.5 |D  13|W  13|W  11|W  11|D   1|L   1|W  12|W  12|W   4|D   4|B    |B    |L   3|W   3|D   5|W   5|D   7|W   7|W   8|W   8|
   TX | 13478997 / R: 1782   ->1889    |N:1  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |    

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