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Zoomer428

Take a peek at my account if you like. I recently fell from my peak just over 1200. I know I lose a lot because I play a bad move and I just scoop the game because I'm upset. Thats definitely part. But sometimes I make bad moves and I don't know why. I know playing at my absolute best I can be better than a 1200 unless they hit me with unfamiliar moves. Heck I even own a chess book that i have infact read. I watch YouTube. I review games. I do a lot of studying of various sources. I play a ton of puzzles and do fairly well but often I find it hard to tell when there is a combination that is good for me. I make way too aggressive moves a lot because I can't tell when I should make that move. I guess I should probably review my games more but I've fallen near 300 points and I've even been made fun of for being as bad as I am because I've been playing for years and even read books but can't bring everything together. For what its worth im much more a positional player. In games I have reviewed I move my pawns damn near perfectly unless again I'm hit with weird moves. I like having uniform structures and I often outplay my opponents, almost consistently, with my pawns. Ill have multiple passed pawns, strong chains. Then still lose because of something dumb I do.

BrusWane

Just don't blunder bro 🥶🥶🥶

isekai_farm

Open your eyes

tygxc

@1

"I know I lose a lot because I play a bad move" ++ Blunder check before you move

"I just scoop the game because I'm upset" ++ Do not do that.

"I make bad moves and I don't know why" ++ Analyse your losses.

"they hit me with unfamiliar moves" ++ If your opponent plays an unfamiliar move, then think.

"I even own a chess book that i have infact read" ++ An endgame book is most useful.

"I watch YouTube." ++ Not useful: that is passive learning. You cannot learn to swim, to ride a bicycle or to drive a car by watching videos, you have to do it. Chess is the same.

"I review games." ++ Good, especially lost games are good to learn from.

"I play a ton of puzzles" ++ Puzzles are overrated. Solving 4 puzzles is a good warm-up before you play, but that is about it. In a real game nobody tells you there is a tactic, or for whom.

"I find it hard to tell when there is a combination that is good for me"
++ That is why analysing your lost games is more useful than solving puzzles.

"I make way too aggressive moves" ++ You can only attack when you have some advantage.

"I should probably review my games more" ++ Yes, especially lost games.

"im much more a positional player."
++ That contradicts your "I make way too aggressive moves"

"I'm hit with weird moves." ++ If your opponent plays a weird move, then think.

"lose because of something dumb I do." ++ Blunder check before you move.

Astral-Calamity

Make a brilliant move by sacrificing a pawn

Madwriter_2377

Try watching lessons. And play against more people. Practice makes people perfect.

ChessMasteryOfficial

Since you mentioned struggling to spot good combinations, dedicate more time to practicing tactics puzzles.

nielshenriksen71

3 things you can do... practice, practice and practice

RideZen2

Play a medium to hard CPU with takebacks. 🙂♟️

Duncan-Mcloud43
Zoomer428 wrote:

Take a peek at my account if you like. I recently fell from my peak just over 1200. I know I lose a lot because I play a bad move and I just scoop the game because I'm upset. Thats definitely part. But sometimes I make bad moves and I don't know why. I know playing at my absolute best I can be better than a 1200 unless they hit me with unfamiliar moves. Heck I even own a chess book that i have infact read. I watch YouTube. I review games. I do a lot of studying of various sources. I play a ton of puzzles and do fairly well but often I find it hard to tell when there is a combination that is good for me. I make way too aggressive moves a lot because I can't tell when I should make that move. I guess I should probably review my games more but I've fallen near 300 points and I've even been made fun of for being as bad as I am because I've been playing for years and even read books but can't bring everything together. For what its worth im much more a positional player. In games I have reviewed I move my pawns damn near perfectly unless again I'm hit with weird moves. I like having uniform structures and I often outplay my opponents, almost consistently, with my pawns. Ill have multiple passed pawns, strong chains. Then still lose because of something dumb I do.

literally just like you though I don't play aggressively, until I have a advantage. A lot of my games in rapid show my oppoent made 20 to 30 best moves, with 0 blunders and had several. Great moves...

arqqqqq

До ре ми фа со ля си Отсоси

BearWithFists
Just BEAR with it <3