How To Achive ELO 1400
In this article we will talk about issues that are important for the players who want to achive ELO 1400. On this stage players make less blunders but still missing game plan. They have less experience and theoretical knowledge about chess. It is practically impossible to achieve ELO 1400 without proper knowledge of THEORY!
Here I will give you five simple principle, that are important to achieve your goal:
RULE #1: Play 10 minute games
Playing blitz games will hold you back. You may win the games on time but you will never learn deep understanding and calculation skills in chess.
RULE #2: Learn Openings
There are plenty of books and E-Lessons about openings. So study one per day with their variations. So that after one month you will know 30 different opening. Awesome!
RULE#3: Finish Development
Main mistake at this stage is that players rush to attack and do not fully develop pieces.
The main problem is that players rush to attack and do not fully develop pieces, they attack from the disadvantage position. When pieces are not fully developed you are trying to win the war with half of the ''armed forces''. It was easy to do it against beginners below 1200, but it will be difficult to checkmate opponent in 20 move.
RULE #4: Right Moves
Remember there are three type of moves: Good moves, Best Moves and Prophylactic moves.
- Good moves that take space and win the tempo for you.
- Best moves always involve some tactical tricks.
- Prophylactic moves prevent any potential threats from your opponetnt.
RULE #5 Look for the weakness
In the middle game always look for the weakness. Once you identify push and increase pressure on the weak piece.
Doing this will complitely change the way you play and will bring you to the next level in chess.