can’t win any game - even after lessons

Grobula

In over the board chess, I used to wait until my brother went to the bathroom, then move a piece to a better position.

SunGokuBr
Grobula wrote:

In over the board chess, I used to wait until my brother went to the bathroom, then move a piece to a better position.

And what's the fun in that?

RowenX

From seeing a couple of games, the constant mistake is making random moves on the opening with no real meaning/thought. Stick to the opening principles (develop pieces, castle, connect rooks), study the basic moves (around 3-6 moves) of a beginner friendly e4 opening as white and a defense as black for e4/d4 and their main ideas (just to get out of the opening, beginners don´t need to study openings too much). There is many videos on youtube that explain openings that way in 10 minutes or less, see a couple and you will surely rise. Always study tactics/puzzles, learn basic chess concepts like pin, forks, discovered checks, etc, study middlegame plans/strategies and the basics of endgames. 

Grobula
luisysun wrote:
Grobula wrote:

In over the board chess, I used to wait until my brother went to the bathroom, then move a piece to a better position.

And what's the fun in that?

 

You should of seen his face when I beat him.

Bayi1983

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Grobula

He be like:  cry.png

Grobula

I be like: evil.png

cocomalicia
catmaster0 je napisao/la:
cocomalicia wrote:
I took lessons at chess,com but still can’t win any game. Especially if I play black. You can check my profile and see the last game that I played, I always lose big time when another player infiltrates his queen on my first rank. I keep losing rating and I don’t know what happens when I hit zero rating . I check analysis but I don’t understand what I always do wrong against human players. Against computer players I play better. Any advice

Post some of your games and insert your thoughts on your moves. From a quick glance I see games where you move your king around for no reason, whether because of an easily blockable check. There are also times where you just give away pieces or don't take free pieces. 

Yes i sometimes have problems to recognise blockable check, also I do not quite understand what is the best way to move the king ... I mean yes I understand I need to castle and keep it protected,but at some point it gets exposed and then... surprise.png 

cocomalicia
wornaki je napisao/la:

I've gone over some of your games. You, as many others here, are victim of overly aggressive moves by other beginners that you can't refute. Perhaps others will give you the usual tips for beginners (do tactics, respect opening principles, do not leave pieces unprotected, castle early, etc). I'll give you 2 tips based on the games you typically find yourself in: 1) If you have a chance to swap off your opponents knights, or restrict where they can move, do it. Knights are very annoying. 2) Against annoying queen excursions to a5 and similar spots, play nf6 early in the game (ideally after you played a pawn to the center). When the queen comes out, be aware of f7, where your pawn is also defended by the king before you castle. That's why you want to interpose a piece between any attacker and that f7 square. As a side note, there is one opening move which greatly discourages queen excursions on your kingside as black, which is 1.e6 as a reply to white's 1.e4. Notice e6 as a first move protects the f7 square.

Thank you, this is really useful and I will go thorugh your comment carefully. I have another issue and that is that i cannot visualise fields - when you write me f7 or sth, I need to check on the photo which field it is surprise.png haha.   Yes I realised I often unintentionally expose my King, and if figures get all crowded on first rank, then disaster happens... but sometimes if i open everything too soon, again, I can't do it without a plan.. But your tips about knights are very useful, thank you. Grüße aus Düsseldorf

IMBacon
cocomalicia wrote:
wornaki je napisao/la:

I've gone over some of your games. You, as many others here, are victim of overly aggressive moves by other beginners that you can't refute. Perhaps others will give you the usual tips for beginners (do tactics, respect opening principles, do not leave pieces unprotected, castle early, etc). I'll give you 2 tips based on the games you typically find yourself in: 1) If you have a chance to swap off your opponents knights, or restrict where they can move, do it. Knights are very annoying. 2) Against annoying queen excursions to a5 and similar spots, play nf6 early in the game (ideally after you played a pawn to the center). When the queen comes out, be aware of f7, where your pawn is also defended by the king before you castle. That's why you want to interpose a piece between any attacker and that f7 square. As a side note, there is one opening move which greatly discourages queen excursions on your kingside as black, which is 1.e6 as a reply to white's 1.e4. Notice e6 as a first move protects the f7 square.

Thank you, this is really useful and I will go thorugh your comment carefully. I have another issue and that is that i cannot visualise fields - when you write me f7 or sth, I need to check on the photo which field it is  haha.   Yes I realised I often unintentionally expose my King, and if figures get all crowded on first rank, then disaster happens... but sometimes if i open everything too soon, again, I can't do it without a plan.. But your tips about knights are very useful, thank you. Grüße aus Düsseldorf

Your last game: https://www.chess.com/live/game/5888130793

You played a G20, hung a bunch of material, played 26 moves, lost, and still had 12:23 left. 

You're playing to fast.

You're hanging a bunch of material.

You're not following opening principles.

You're missing simple tactics. 

None of these things will be fixed by moving fast, and by playing speed chess.

RussBell

Improving Your Chess - Resources for Beginners and Beyond...

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell/improving-your-chess-resources-for-beginners-and-beyond