is it too late for me to be GM

Benjibass

Ummm, i am far from any club.

Chessopera

At age 13 it is still possible to reach master level. You need to play in real tournaments (online rating has no value) and study with good coaches. You can reach ELO 2000 in about three years with hard work. This rating must be genuine Fide rating. 

Benjibass

Ok, well i might join the dothan chess club sometime soo, it is the closest one. BTW on chessbase. I am 1718 elo in blitz just beat a 1900 and a 1600

Jimmykay
Benjibass wrote:

Ok, well i might join the dothan chess club sometime soo, it is the closest one. BTW on chessbase. I am 1718 elo in blitz just beat a 1900 and a 1600

 

Not here on chess.com, right?

Benjibass

no, i signed in as a guest. My rating is bad cause of cheaters.

Jimmykay
Benjibass wrote:

no, i signed in as a guest. My rating is bad cause of cheaters.

 

Yes, we all believe you. 

But perhaps it is because you actually play 1...f6 in response to 1. d4, as can be seen here:

https://www.chess.com/daily/game/209801562?username=benjibass

You are not 1718...the first step towards improvement in ANYTHING is honest self-assessment. 

Benjibass

well, i admit i mostly play in the morning which means i am tired.lol

Benjibass

I have beaten a 1600 once btw when i was 800

Benjibass

In daily. And btw i like trying new moves.

Jimmykay

good luck

glamdring27

First thing to do is not blame defeats on cheaters.  It's an old and easy excuse and true far less often than people think.  If you just look for excuses for your defeats and focus on your biggest wins you won't get far.

Benjibass

Yes!!!!!!!! That is why i do not do 3 min tourneys anyore... They are cheaters. When i analyze my gamwes after the tourney, "swiss", it tells me that no blunderes no mistakes nuthin!!!!!!!!! While i had some mistaks, when my opponent was about 4 points less than me??? Not a cheater??? hmmmmmm..

glamdring27

No blunders doesn't necessarily mean a cheater.  Most people playing 3 minute chess are not going to be cheating, especially not at a low level.  If they were cheating they'd be higher rated!  But if all you take out of game analysis is to believe your opponent cheated then asking if you can become a GM is like asking if you can visit Pluto

Benjibass

Ahmmmm many of the peoples accounts were closed that i played btw,.... Because of violating the fair play policy.

glamdring27

Well, even so, if that's your takeaway from those games the point is still the same.

SmyslovFan

The surest way for a 15 year old with your current rating to become a GM by the time you're 25 is to devote every waking moment to the game. If this is your burning desire and you really want to do it, then you must commit wholeheartedly to the goal. 

Half measures won't work. Full measures are not guaranteed to work. But the only way to find out is to really give it an honest try.

johorsky
SmyslovFan wrote:

The surest way for a 15 year old with your current rating to become a GM by the time you're 25 is to devote every waking moment to the game. If this is your burning desire and you really want to do it, then you must commit wholeheartedly to the goal. 

Half measures won't work. Full measures are not guaranteed to work. But the only way to find out is to really give it an honest try.

Yes, it is the only way. And still you likely fail. Perhaps you could use your time better.

PardonMyBlunders

15 years of devoting 6-8 hrs/day (no exceptions!) to chess improvement, study chessbooks with a real big board and nice pieces, analyze all your losses, train a lot of strategy, do tactics every day 30mins, basic mates and endgames often, play through games by the old masters on your real board( don't over analyze, just play through), AND you MIGHT become IM-strenght. Why do I say IM strenght? Keep in mind an IM is an international master who has traveled to many countries for international otb tournaments and fared well in them against players of similar high ratings. There are expenses, plane tickets, hotel fees, tournament fees, food, and you often need to still rent a place in your home country anyway. Picture a tournament with 200 players and almost everybody is rated 2200+. You really gonna be in the top 3 so you win some money so you can afford to pay for your life?

Jimmykay
PardonMyBlunders wrote:

15 years of devoting 6-8 hrs/day (no exceptions!) to chess improvement, study chessbooks with a real big board and nice pieces, analyze all your losses, train a lot of strategy, do tactics every day 30mins, basic mates and endgames often, play through games by the old masters on your real board( don't over analyze, just play through), AND you MIGHT become IM-strenght. Why do I say IM strenght? Keep in mind an IM is an international master who has traveled to many countries for international otb tournaments and fared well in them against players of similar high ratings. There are expenses, plane tickets, hotel fees, tournament fees, food, and you often need to still rent a place in your home country anyway. Picture a tournament with 200 players and almost everybody is rated 2200+. You really gonna be in the top 3 so you win some money so you can afford to pay for your life?

 

\Read tnis carefull. It applies to YOU.