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roadkill79TA

I recently got involved with  chess, and have been really enjoying playing chess. but  yesterday and today i hit my first roadblock.

i have been playing chess for about 2 weeks and have been improving quite well. i went from 270 ELO to 500 ELO in two days. i thought that was good but today i have been toing absolutely horrible. and yes i have am studying quite a lot I've gotten books watching games doing puzzles and all of the above. i am very motivated to be good, and i understand that it takes time. but with all that i have been doing i thought it would be doing better.

my main point is, I'm doing bad all of sudden. i don't know what i am doing wrong. 

j_lyg
Something I see is that you play 10 min games. I would recommend 15 or even 30 min games. This gives you time to really check your moves to make sure it’s a safe move.
j_lyg
If you ever wanna play some games feel free to add me and we can play some unrated games. I can offer any advice from stuff I’ve learned from other people on here.
Yoimdop3
I’m going to be brutally honest, your an extremely low Elo, you been playing horrible, it’s just that your opponents weren’t good enough to exploit it. As you get paired with better opponents you will start to feel you’re playing “worse” when in reality your opponents are just getting better and exploiting existing weakness in your tactics. I still suck I’m 900~1000 elo, I climbed from 600elo pretty much undeterred until 1000elo when my opponents started to look deeper into moves than I did and openings become extremely important. I would suggest looking at GM games on YouTube, playing against the computer on Max, memorizing openings. When you look at enough games your brain will start to become aware of positions and such.
AunTheKnight
Yoimdop3 wrote:
I’m going to be brutally honest, your an extremely low Elo, you been playing horrible, it’s just that your opponents weren’t good enough to exploit it. As you get paired with better opponents you will start to feel you’re playing “worse” when in reality your opponents are just getting better and exploiting existing weakness in your tactics. I still suck I’m 900~1000 elo, I climbed from 600elo pretty much undeterred until 1000elo when my opponents started to look deeper into moves than I did and openings become extremely important. I would suggest looking at GM games on YouTube, playing against the computer on Max, memorizing openings. When you look at enough games your brain will start to become aware of positions and such.

Don’t memorise openings. You don’t even need to go over GM games yet, OP. Just do puzzles. That’s all. Train your tactical vision. Openings aren’t very important under 2000. 

1d3_1-0
Yoimdop3 wrote:
I’m going to be brutally honest, your an extremely low Elo, you been playing horrible, it’s just that your opponents weren’t good enough to exploit it. As you get paired with better opponents you will start to feel you’re playing “worse” when in reality your opponents are just getting better and exploiting existing weakness in your tactics. I still suck I’m 900~1000 elo, I climbed from 600elo pretty much undeterred until 1000elo when my opponents started to look deeper into moves than I did and openings become extremely important. I would suggest looking at GM games on YouTube, playing against the computer on Max, memorizing openings. When you look at enough games your brain will start to become aware of positions and such.

 No , you don't have to learn opening or watch GM games 

Just play the common e4-e5 , develop your pieces , castle 

Learn different kinds of tactics and do puzzles ( on l*c*e*s  ) and learn some common endgames like pawn+king vs King ( also on l*c*e*s )

PMed you some links 

BishopTakesH7

Do we really have to censor lichess? It's just another chess website.

RussBell

Puzzles are fine, but they aren't sufficient....focus on learning principles, and how to apply them...

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

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

pfren

First, you are playing too much- 121 rapid games in less than two weeks that is. Slower the pace, and work on the games you have played (objective analysis, regardless of the result).

Second, stop that bullet crap- it does a lot of harm on the way you are thinking.

And third, there is no need to bother at all about your rating- yet.

tygxc

Play 15|10 time control and whenever you lose a game, analyse it so as to learn from your mistakes.

StumpyBlitzer
Thasindu wrote:

If you want to improve you can join a club. I have a club which is free and you join it in chess.com here is the link https://www.chess.com/club/happy-kings Just click this link.

Stop adding auto join links in general forums its not allowed and I've removed it. 

StumpyBlitzer

Improving takes time and try doing lessons or puzzles to help with tactics in games etc. 

https://support.chess.com/article/437-how-do-i-get-better-at-chess

 

magipi

It is very hard to imagine that Roadkill79TA is not trolling here. His game list is full of games here he resigned after 1 move (or 3 or 5), then he comes here to complain that his rating is not going up.

Caffeineed
Eh, I’ve played over 1000 games and still stink. Last game I was dominating, and lost because I did not see a blatant threat. Oh yea, and I’m barely clinging to 400.
roadkill79TA

to all that have commented i appreciate the advise you all have give me.

the main thing that has stood out to me is, playing to much, playing short games and constantly worrying about my rating.

i did a few 60 minute games lost a few but instantly saw my mistake and learned from it. i will still watch GM games, and study openings. I do not see the harm in that. i still do a lot of puzzles each day

thanks you, again. 

Yaitzjacob151515
roadkill79TA wrote:

I recently got involved with  chess, and have been really enjoying playing chess. but  yesterday and today i hit my first roadblock.

i have been playing chess for about 2 weeks and have been improving quite well. i went from 270 ELO to 500 ELO in two days. i thought that was good but today i have been toing absolutely horrible. and yes i have am studying quite a lot I've gotten books watching games doing puzzles and all of the above. i am very motivated to be good, and i understand that it takes time. but with all that i have been doing i thought it would be doing better.

my main point is, I'm doing bad all of sudden. i don't know what i am doing wrong. 

 

try playing against the bots.