how to improve myself and my eLo

Excellency9

hello

ım  an amateur chess player.

ı want to improve my chess but dont know how to do?

ı want to work on it everyday 1 hour , like 7 hours in week

so is there a working plan for me or what can ı do 

pls help me ı love this game and ı want to be good 

Blablabla077

1.Always analyze your games to see where you went wrong.

2.Take lessons weekly on chess.com and see YouTube videos( YouTube channel that I see is Gothamchess).

3.Focus less on openings and more on tactics.

4. Do puzzles everyday.

5.There are many articles on chess.com and other sites...….read them.

Blablabla077

There is another YouTube channel called chesstalk.

kertandidi
Blablabla077 wrote:

There is another YouTube channel called chesstalk.

Most of his videos only focus on opening traps... lately he has been posting instructional videos but i would not recommend his channel to be the only one you're watching. Agadmator, John Bartholomew, ChessBase India are all better channels

comfortably-won

there's definitely many people on here more qualified than myself to give advice, but I've managed to improve about 1000 points in 2 years so I guess ill throw in my 2 cents

1. tactics - do the chess.com rated tactics and spend as much time on them as needed for you to be reasonably sure you are getting the right answer. you will soon find yourself getting harder puzzles correct & needing less time on the easier ones.

2. Games - play 15|10 games or 30|0 games so you have plenty of time to think - then analyze the games after you are done

3. Books - I have a pile of chess books that I've yet to read, but Silman has some good stuff. I'd also suggest "Modern Chess Strategy" by Pachman (also endgame books are a must)

also study openings

 

kertandidi
comfortably-won wrote:

there's definitely many people on here more qualified than myself to give advice, but I've managed to improve about 1000 points in 2 years so I guess ill throw in my 2 cents

1. tactics - do the chess.com rated tactics and spend as much time on them as needed for you to be reasonably sure you are getting the right answer. you will soon find yourself getting harder puzzles correct & needing less time on the easier ones.

2. Games - play 15|10 games or 30|0 games so you have plenty of time to think - then analyze the games after you are done

3. Books - I have a pile of chess books that I've yet to read, but Silman has some good stuff. I'd also suggest "Modern Chess Strategy" by Pachman (also endgame books are a must)

also study openings

 

i thought beginners should not do openings

comfortably-won

@DarkBubblyFarm I managed to get to 1800 knowing almost no opening theory besides some lines in the queens gambit declined and scotch but there are still opening traps to know to avoid and i think just generally being familiar with the opening, rather than studying it by rote, is a good thing

IMBacon
Excellency9 wrote:

hello

ım  an amateur chess player.

ı want to improve my chess but dont know how to do?

ı want to work on it everyday 1 hour , like 7 hours in week

so is there a working plan for me or what can ı do 

pls help me ı love this game and ı want to be good 

Opening Principles:

  1. Control the center squares – d4-e4-d5-e5.
  2. Develop your minor pieces toward the center – piece activity is the key. Centralized piece control more squares.
  3. (King Safety)
  4. Connect your rooks. There should be no pieces between your Rooks.

The objective of development is about improving the value of your pieces by increasing the importance of their roles (Piece Activity).  Well-developed pieces have more fire-power than undeveloped pieces and they do more in helping you gain control.

Now we will look at 5 practical things you can do to help you achieve your development objective.

They are:

  1. Give priority to your least active pieces.
  • Which piece needs to be developed (which piece is the least active)?
  • Where should it go (where can its role be maximized)?
  1. Exchange your least active pieces for your opponent’s active pieces.
  2. Restrict the development of your opponent’s pieces.
  3. Neutralize your opponent’s best piece.
  4. Secure strong squares for your pieces.

 

Don’t help your opponent develop.

There are 2 common mistakes whereby you will simply be helping your opponent to develop:

  1. Making a weak threat that can easily be blocked
  2. Making an exchange that helps your opponent to develop a piece

 

Pre Move Checklist:

  1. Make sure all your pieces are safe.
  2. Look for forcing move: Checks, captures, threats. You want to look at ALL forcing moves (even the bad ones) this will force you look at, and see the entire board.
  3. If there are no forcing moves, you then want to remove any of your opponent’s pieces from your side of the board.
  4. If your opponent doesn’t have any of his pieces on your side of the board, then you want to improve the position of your least active piece.
  5. After each move by your opponent, ask yourself: "What is my opponent trying to do?"

 

General Ideas.

  1. Stop playing blitz, and bullet.  Play longer time controls of at least G45, or longer.  
  2. Follow Opening Principles:
  • Control the center.
  • Develop minor pieces toward the center.
  • Castle.
  • Connect your rooks.
  1. Study tactics...tactics...tactics.  One of my favorite quotes is this: "Until you reach Master, your first name is tactics, your middle name is tactics, and your last name is tactics”.
  2. Double Check your moves.  Before making a move, ask yourself: "Are my pieces safe?"
  3. After your opponent moves, ask yourself: "What is my opponent trying to do?"
  4. Analyze your games WITHOUT a chess engine, then have someone stronger go over the games, or post them online for review.
  5. DO NOT memorize openings. Learn and understand the pawn structure, and piece placement for the opening you wish to learn.
  6. Learn Basics Mates:
  • K vs. KQ
  • K vs. KR
  • K vs. KRR
  1. Learn Basic King and Pawn endings.
  • KP vs. K
  • Opposition
  1. Have Fun!