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How do you deal with losing a lot?

randomusernameok
I have been losing a lot lately than before, and whenever I have a drop in rating points it really makes me lose motivation. What should I do when this happens?
justbefair
randomusernameok wrote:
I have been losing a lot lately than before, and whenever I have a drop in rating points it really makes me lose motivation. What should I do when this happens?

Your rating has risen hundreds of points this year .

You now have dropped 45 points from your peak. 45 points is nothing to worry about. Some people slide by 200+ points.

randomusernameok

It still makes me feel like I'm getting worse, but thanks for the response

korotky_trinity
justbefair wrote:
randomusernameok wrote:
I have been losing a lot lately than before, and whenever I have a drop in rating points it really makes me lose motivation. What should I do when this happens?

Your rating has risen hundreds of points this year .

 

You now have dropped 45 points from your peak. 45 points is nothing to worry about. Some people slide by 200+ points.

Yes. That's right.

There is nothing to worry about.

ShuckleSquad13
randomusernameok wrote:
I have been losing a lot lately than before, and whenever I have a drop in rating points it really makes me lose motivation. What should I do when this happens?

Just play rapid and take your time on moves. Consider making a lichess.org account for free puzzles if you don't want to buy a membership.

korotky_trinity
ShuckleSquad13 wrote:
randomusernameok wrote:
I have been losing a lot lately than before, and whenever I have a drop in rating points it really makes me lose motivation. What should I do when this happens?

Just play rapid and take your time on moves. Consider making a lichess.org account for free puzzles if you don't want to buy a membership.

The good advice about lichess.

There are not many puzzles for free over here.

Only 5 or 6.

ShuckleSquad13
korotky_trinity wrote:
ShuckleSquad13 wrote:
randomusernameok wrote:
I have been losing a lot lately than before, and whenever I have a drop in rating points it really makes me lose motivation. What should I do when this happens?

Just play rapid and take your time on moves. Consider making a lichess.org account for free puzzles if you don't want to buy a membership.

The good advice about lichess.

There are not many puzzles for free over here.

Only 5 or 6.

Yeah... I got premium membership for analysis.

StagedPine
I would say move slower, I was loosing a lot and kept using my emotions to play but that was anger. After I slowed down I started to get back on a winning streak
shadow1414

I take a hot bath.

AaronHamlett

I bang my head against the wall and then get another beer and play again.

Maybe that is what I am doing wrong?

BlindThief

I can’t say what I do when I lose a lot because this forum has rules that frown upon certain methods of relaxations.

Ian_Rastall

Right there with you.

laurengoodkindchess

Hi! My name is Lauren Goodkind and I’m a respected  chess coach and chess YouTuber based in California: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP5SPSG_sWSYPjqJYMNwL_Q

Sorry to hear that you have been loosing a lot.  Treat each loss as a learning experience.  Go over the game and figure out what mistakes you did.  And then try to not repeat those mistakes again.  

 

alexanderwarren76767

Yeah I just starting out a few

alexanderwarren76767

Months ago

assassin3752

I just cry myself to sleep happy.png

Matthew94H

Sometimes you are just unlucky and play against strong players. just focus on improving your skill and the wins will come back.

Circumlocutions
Stop playing, and start playing when I can concentrate better
TheRealCartoonCat
Sleep until I’m hungry
TheRealCartoonCat
Eat until I’m tired