Can't go higher than 1,500 😑

byod2022
I self study chess, and my level gets stuck at around 1,500. Is there any advice for me to go higher? What kind of skills I need to improve?
LeeEuler

Plateauing is common at every level I think. My suggestion is to play a set amount of games a day so that all your focus is on those games, mix up your openings to get a fresh look at things, and practice puzzles and endgame drills. Good luck with your chess!

byod2022
Thanks for your advice
TenThousandDays

Don't mix up your openings. You should stick to the same few openings so you can learn from your mistakes and apply what you learn in future games. If you learn something from every game then you should make progress.

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee

 

It can definitely help to review annotated games from Masters featuring the openings that you play so you are familiar with the typical middle game plans and ideas. You can either get a book or look up games on youtube.

unfortunatebeginner

First things first. You are only 1100. The most common advice to is to stick to the fundamentals, which at your rating, should only be tactics and a few openings that you are comfortable with. Possibly endgame. Afterwards, solid play (not hanging pieces or blundering) will help increase your rating and strength.

kracker12345

Do tactics. They help A LOT. Keep up practice and tactics and you should be good. Later on when your ACTUALLY in the 1500's then you might want to get a coach

dragonite2

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kracker12345

Stop posting question marks

horrible_scientist

Well there was a time I thought I will never surpass 1000 rating, that was 3 years ago. My chess skills automatically kept on improving. Tactics played major role btw

JesusSantiagoLuna9

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WearyWillie

Do you run the chess.com analysis on your games? If you do learn what mistakes you make. Then do exercises in the mistake areas. This might help you avoid future mistakes.  You rating should improve if you eliminate these mistakes.

chamo2074

Bad trolling attempt, this is a two day old account

phdv2030
2 day account dreaming of 1500 lol
chamo2074

2days old account...

chamo2074

ok I get your point

B1ZMARK

a year ago I wouldve died to be a 1500. Wait, I was 1500 a year ago. 

One and a HALF years ago I wouldve died to be a 1500.

tylerskim

I just realized something....I've never seen chess ratings been written properly with the comma before until I saw the title of this forum lol.

tylerskim

@SNUDOO.... HOW'D YOU IMPROVE SO FAST

B1ZMARK
tylerskim wrote:

@SNUDOO.... HOW'D YOU IMPROVE SO FAST

i dont know

dragonite2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lol