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Well after all that whining I did I finally won a game. Maybe Im on my way to being the next Magnus Carlsen....... maybe 

toxic_internet

I am slowly losing interest in chess.  It is primarily pattern recognition and between work and family life, I have very little spare time to read books and memorize everything.  The best players seem to be naturally good at pattern recognition, but for the rest of us life gets in the way (kind of like body building at the gym - people with no major time commitments are able to do the best at it).

I am taking a greater interest in board games covering the WWII period that involve planning, strategy, but also include the variable of random events that neither side can control (weather, supply issues, combat outcomes, and other unknowns).  I do much better at these.

Marie-AnneLiz
toxic_internet a écrit :

I play a lot of games as a guest in Beginner but it’s very hard to find a good match; most players are far above me in ability, and I recognize I can’t compete pretty quick.  Other times, I am playing somebody who should be in the “new to chess” section, and so I resign because it isn’t fair to them.

When I play rated games, I get a matching rated player, some not as good as me, most much better than me.  I have studied tactics and still do, strategy too, and I do puzzles everyday, but …

… when there’s a running clock and the games actually count for something, my hands shake, my heart races, and I go blind somewhat.  I cannot see my own blunders before I make them, and I cannot see (or exploit) my opponent’s blunders.  There’s nothing fun about it and I don’t enjoy it, so I seldom play rated.

And so, I have more or less hit a plateau in the low 600s, which is probably where I’ll stay, unfortunately.

To get better you need a few change...

1)play slower game 15+10 or 30 min.

2) you need to learn the basic tactics and end game and one opening with white that you feel very comfortable with(that mean of few hours of study on each with a few books or videos).

3) Think very carefully on each move of you and of your opponent.

That is all you have to do to get to +1300 here if you play a few hundreds games..

Marie-AnneLiz
toxic_internet a écrit :

I am slowly losing interest in chess.  It is primarily pattern recognition and between work and family life, I have very little spare time to read books and memorize everything.  The best players seem to be naturally good at pattern recognition, but for the rest of us life gets in the way (kind of like body building at the gym - people with no major time commitments are able to do the best at it).

I am taking a greater interest in board games covering the WWII period that involve planning, strategy, but also include the variable of random events that neither side can control (weather, supply issues, combat outcomes, and other unknowns).  I do much better at these.

You do not have to memorize much....it's more about logic in the opening...and positional play and focus...and see when a tactic is there to exploit it....and basic end game knowledge...but i agree it take a lot of games to get to 1200...and months of frustration...

Yes a lot of what you said about board games are true but you will never get the feeling of one chess game....happy

I played those boards games for years with a great friend...racing game on the net and mmorpg too....the friendship was the main source of the investment not the silly games...

Reidabilada10

Go to win

Hamb87

It's called ladder anxiety, if you're meant to be at 1500 you will stay there. If not you will be lower, if better then higher. Don't be afraid to play. Stand by your true level, don't try to artificially increase or lower it. Play at your level.

Marie-AnneLiz

That is why Magnus decided not to play in the World championship next..he had the fear of losing the title....

He said it at 45 min.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZO28NtkwwQ

toxic_internet
dude0812 wrote:

Yeah, it is almost like chess is a draw unless someone makes a mistake. 

 

That was my conclusion, also.  Black can play without inaccuracy, without mistake, and without blunder of any kind; but if white plays just as well, black will always lose.

barvinoq
Marie-AnneLiz написал:

That is why Magnus decided not to play in the World championship next..he had the fear of losing the title....

He said it at 45 min.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZO28NtkwwQ

losing the title of world chess champion and losing 1500 rating are slightly different things happy.png

Marie-AnneLiz
barvinoq a écrit :
Marie-AnneLiz написал:

That is why Magnus decided not to play in the World championship next..he had the fear of losing the title....

He said it at 45 min.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZO28NtkwwQ

losing the title of world chess champion and losing 1500 rating are slightly different things

losing $1000 for a very poor person is the same pain as losing $200 billion for Elon Musk!

barvinoq

Elon Musk is not interested in money, they think about humanity, about the equality of people ; )

Marie-AnneLiz
barvinoq a écrit :

Elon Musk is not interested in money, they think about humanity, about the equality of people ; )

Yes he is perfect we all know that...

Gates is imo 1000 times more generous to his workers and to the poor in Africa,he already invested billion in them...same with his good friend Warren Buffet.

Elon is anti-union and pro Trump...he did nothing for humanity or about any equality.

Biden did 1000 more than him and he hate Biden and the democrat....go vote for your right wing Elon and Trump!

barvinoq

I don't understand American politics well, and this topic is not about that at all. Moderators can still ban. Interestingly, it is democracy when one is free to speak about whatever one wants, or is it possible to get a ban for it? )) I recently put a horse on my avatar, the moderator told me that this is not possible because it is an advertisement of another site, I was shocked. This is democracy))

Marie-AnneLiz

Democracy has rules and freedom of speech is not for hate speech and lies! Nothing is absolute in life!