i want to get better, but am not interested in chess books or studying openings

jordanseverns

any advice? no offense, but im not a nerd. 

MangoMankey

nobody below 1200 needs any chess books or study of openings - keep playing, try to understand the mistakes you are making after each game, and try to avoid them

Most people should automatically be 1200-1500 by playing a couple hundred proper (>=5 min) games seriously.

BossDj069
I’m still learning to play me
kindaspongey

https://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-start-out-in-chess

"... In order to maximize the benefits of [theory and practice], these two should be approached in a balanced manner. ... Play as many slow games (60 5 or preferably slower) as possible, ... The other side of improvement is theory. ... This can be reading books, taking lessons, watching videos, doing problems on software, etc. ..." - NM Dan Heisman (2002)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627084053/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman19.pdf

Ancient-bot

Practice tactics, then.

staples13

Play lots of blitz. It’s the best way to imporove

Morphys-Revenge
jordanseverns wrote:

any advice? no offense, but im not a nerd. 

There is this new chess improvement method for people don't want to do any hard work, study, or practice, called the pop tart method training method.

 

Step 1- you find a really warm blanket and put it in the dryer for ten minutes on high,

Step 2-pick out your favorite flavor pop-tart and put in the toaster for three minutes

Step 3-grab your warm blanky , your hot pop-tart and find the most comfortable couch in the house.

Step 4- bury yourself under the warm blanky and enjoy your pop-tart

Step 5- this is the important part, Close your eyes and imagine YOU are your favorite chess player (Magnus, Fabio, HiKaru, MOrphy, Capablanca, Fischer, etc.) really imagine yourself playing just like them. Dig in, feel the energy and passion. Imagine making brilliant moves! Think about that great feeling and rush you would  get by defeating strong players.

Step 6- now go out to chess.com and start playing bullet chess, and blitz chess and

Step 7- continue getting your a$$ kicked as the only way to really get better is by doing the things you don't want to do.

bonebroth

cadillac don't come ez

RussBell

Reminds me of the time one of my golfing friends remarked to me that he knew he needed to take golf lessons, but was reluctant because he did not want the golf instructor to change his swing....

Boogalicious
Morphys-Revenge wrote:
jordanseverns wrote:

any advice? no offense, but im not a nerd. 

There is this new chess improvement method for people don't want to do any hard work, study, or practice, called the pop tart method training method.

 

Step 1- you find a really warm blanket and put it in the dryer for ten minutes on high,

Step 2-pick out your favorite flavor pop-tart and put in the toaster for three minutes

Step 3-grab your warm blanky , your hot pop-tart and find the most comfortable couch in the house.

Step 4- bury yourself under the warm blanky and enjoy your pop-tart

Step 5- this is the important part, Close your eyes and imagine YOU are your favorite chess player (Magnus, Fabio, HiKaru, MOrphy, Capablanca, Fischer, etc.) really imagine yourself playing just like them. Dig in, feel the energy and passion. Imagine making brilliant moves! Think about that great feeling and rush you would  get by defeating strong players.

Step 6- now go out to chess.com and start playing bullet chess, and blitz chess and

Step 7- continue getting your a$$ kicked as the only way to really get better is by doing the things you don't want to do.

 

Hahaha 😋

Boogalicious

If you're not willing to become a nerd, you won't improve.

MatthewFreitag
jordanseverns wrote:

any advice? no offense, but im not a nerd. 

Yeah you could go to this temple in india. It's on india's highest peak. I will PM you the secret pass code. Their, they will help you master the elements of chess in only half an hour! And the best part, you're not one of the nerds who works hard to get good!

SpiderUnicorn
staples13 wrote:

Play lots of blitz. It’s the best way to imporove

Codswallop

JosephReidNZ

You can do it! nervous.png

Parane
BossDj069 wrote:
I’m still learning to play me

Why do you need to learn to play yourself?

UltimateCreatorofBob
jordanseverns wrote:

any advice? no offense, but im not a nerd. 

You should use the "Learn" portion of Chess.com.

Ziggy_Zugzwang

I want to date lots of attractive young women but I'm not interested in becoming super fit or accumulating loads of money. Can I jump on the thread and ask for advice as well please folks ?

Daybreak57
Here is my advice for both of you... Just be yourself! That all anyone can really do anymore!!
huyvodoi000
Quality post
Marie-AnneLiz
jordanseverns a écrit :

any advice? no offense, but im not a nerd. 

Do not play bullet or blitz games but only slower like 15min + 10 sec..or slower...30 min are great and check with an engine after to see all your mistakes.And do a few hundreds tactical problems like 10 a day if you enjoy them.