How do I improve further

krazeechess

I cannot get a good schedule. I am a 1250 uscf rated player. I just don't know what I should do to improve. Play more games or do more lessons or do more puzzles or what? It's so confusing. Someone please help me.

B1ZMARK

what are you doing CURRENTLY?

CowardlyElevator
B1ZMARK wrote:

what are you doing CURRENTLY?

making forums about it

1e4c6_O-1

do stuff

ponz111

MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE WHAT YOU ARE DOING CURRENTLY?

SORRY FOR CAPS---HEALTH PROBLEM

 

CowardlyElevator
ponz111 wrote:

MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE WHAT YOU ARE DOING CURRENTLY?

SORRY FOR CAPS---HEALTH PROBLEM

 

SORRY FOR CAPS

LIFE PROBLEM

krazeechess

Currently I am doing puzzles and lessons everyday and maybe a chess game against the bot. I might play a blitz game just for fun. Keep in mind that I want to improve in long time formats, meaning classical. I also watch a chess video or part of one while I'm exercising.

krazeechess

Even though my tactics rating is 2900, sometimes in games I can't find the much needed move to win or save the game.

CowardlyElevator
krazeechess wrote:

Currently I am doing puzzles and lessons everyday and maybe a chess game against the bot. I might play a blitz game just for fun. Keep in mind that I want to improve in long time formats, meaning classical. I also watch a chess video or part of one while I'm exercising.

play more classical then

krazeechess
CowardlyElevator wrote:
krazeechess wrote:

Currently I am doing puzzles and lessons everyday and maybe a chess game against the bot. I might play a blitz game just for fun. Keep in mind that I want to improve in long time formats, meaning classical. I also watch a chess video or part of one while I'm exercising.

play more classical then

well that is why I'm playing with the bots. I can't even find anyone to play classical chess with. It would be helpful for a lot of people if chess.com were to add a classical time format with time above G60|5

CowardlyElevator
krazeechess wrote:
CowardlyElevator wrote:
krazeechess wrote:

Currently I am doing puzzles and lessons everyday and maybe a chess game against the bot. I might play a blitz game just for fun. Keep in mind that I want to improve in long time formats, meaning classical. I also watch a chess video or part of one while I'm exercising.

play more classical then

well that is why I'm playing with the bots. I can't even find anyone to play classical chess with. It would be helpful for a lot of people if chess.com were to add a classical time format with time above G60|5

try rapid more people play rapid

krazeechess
CowardlyElevator wrote:
krazeechess wrote:
CowardlyElevator wrote:
krazeechess wrote:

Currently I am doing puzzles and lessons everyday and maybe a chess game against the bot. I might play a blitz game just for fun. Keep in mind that I want to improve in long time formats, meaning classical. I also watch a chess video or part of one while I'm exercising.

play more classical then

well that is why I'm playing with the bots. I can't even find anyone to play classical chess with. It would be helpful for a lot of people if chess.com were to add a classical time format with time above G60|5

try rapid more people play rapid

rapid isn't at all like classical though

B1ZMARK

classical is overrated. Play 10min and analyze afterwards. You can get plenty game experience and lots of thinking.

krazeechess
B1ZMARK wrote:

classical is overrated. Play 10min and analyze afterwards. You can get plenty game experience and lots of thinking.

but my goal is to improve online uscf rating and all the tournaments are like G90|5. If I were to play rapid, I would just play G30, but I don't want to since it isn't really classical.

CowardlyElevator
krazeechess wrote:
B1ZMARK wrote:

classical is overrated. Play 10min and analyze afterwards. You can get plenty game experience and lots of thinking.

but my goal is to improve online uscf rating and all the tournaments are like G90|5. If I were to play rapid, I would just play G30, but I don't want to since it isn't really classical.

rapid is similar to classical, allows you to practice more efficently

krazeechess
CowardlyElevator wrote:
krazeechess wrote:
B1ZMARK wrote:

classical is overrated. Play 10min and analyze afterwards. You can get plenty game experience and lots of thinking.

but my goal is to improve online uscf rating and all the tournaments are like G90|5. If I were to play rapid, I would just play G30, but I don't want to since it isn't really classical.

rapid is similar to classical, allows you to practice more efficently

wat I get so less time to think

Bgabor91

Dear Krazeechess,

I am a certified, full-time chess coach, so I hope I can help you. happy.png  Everybody is different, so that's why there isn't only one general way to learn. First of all, you have to discover your biggest weaknesses in the game and start working on them. The most effective way for that is analysing your own games. Of course, if you are a beginner, you can't do it efficiently because you don't know too much about the game yet. There is a built-in engine on chess.com which can show you if a move is good or bad but the only problem that it can't explain you the plans, ideas behind the moves, so you won't know why is it so good or bad.

You can learn from books or Youtube channels as well, and maybe you can find a lot of useful information there but these sources are mostly general things and not personalized at all. That's why you need a good coach sooner or later if you really want to be better at chess. A good coach can help you with identifying your biggest weaknesses and explain everything, so you can leave your mistakes behind you. Of course, you won't apply everything immediately, this is a learning process (like learning languages), but if you are persistent and enthusiastic, you will achieve your goals. happy.png

So, the question you asked is not so easy to answer, but I can tell you one thing for sure. In my opinion, chess has 4 main territories (openings, strategies, tactics/combinations and endgames). If you want to improve efficiently, you should improve all of these skills almost at the same time. That's what my training program is based on. My students really like it because the lessons are not boring (because we talk about more than one areas within one lesson) and they feel the improvement on the longer run. Of course, there are always ups and downs but this is completely normal in everyone's career. happy.png

I hope this is helpful for you. happy.png Good luck for your chess games! happy.png

CowardlyElevator

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krazeechess

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payday0023

Study, focus hard on openings and lines, try to identify weaknesses in your game and focus on improving those things.  I'm by no means a GM or a pro-coach but I think playing against players right around your level and being competitive is a good start. It does you no good to get whooped by someone way better, or to whoop scrubs.  Play people a little bit better than you and try to beat them.