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tygxc

Play 15|10 and use all the time.
Always check your intended move is no blunder before you play it.
Whenever you lose a game, analyse it first.

Habanababananero

One way to blunder less is play longer time controls like many people suggested. Try 30 minute games or preferably even 45/45, which is what I do.

One other good way to avoid blunders is to hold your piece where you are going to place it  and not release the mouse key before you check that you do not leave that piece or any other piece hanging with your intended move. If you notice you are leaving something hanging, move the piece back to the square you picked it up from, release the mouse key and think of a better move. There is no touch rule on chess.com so you can do this. It seems to be "clock move", which means that you do not need to move the piece you "touched" but the turn only takes place when you let go of the piece and "hit the clock", which happens automatically here.

If you play with a mobile app, turn on the "confirm every move" option or something like that, which allows you to do practically the same thing.

archaja

Actually, I don´t understand your ratings. Had a look, the all-years statistik shows, that you had something like 624 at the beginning, now you have 521. Why it shows also that your highest rating was 1035 shortly after you come to cc I don´t know. But maybe you was too high rated at the beginning.

To improve, it is absolutely NOT sufficient to do tactics! I do tactics every day, but also don´t improve too much, but they are fun, that´s the reason I do it. The problems with tactics is: You KNOW that there must be a tactic somewhere. You don´t know it in actual games. And when you play only 10min games, you just have not enough time to have a closer look and find some hidden tactics. So my first advice: Play more longer games!! And have a look at your accuracy. That means, you make a lot of mistakes in your games. Try to put it to a higher level, above 50%. And have a closer look where your mistakes are: chess.com/insights.

Second: Learn more about the game itself. There is soo much to understand here: Pawn structures, endgametechniques, pins, closed or open middlegames, bishop vs. knigh etc. etc. etc. If you understand more about these things, you will also get more possibilites for tactics, because your pieces will stand on better squares with more power and help each other out.

Third: If you just wanna play without investing time in learning the game: just do it. There is nothing wrong with it. BUT: then don´t complain! just play. On the other hand, if you wanna learn the game more properly, do it! and also: don´t complain.

pfren

I see you have played more than 1,000 rapid games in less than one year- which is way too many.

I suspect that when you finish a game, you just jump to the next one without bothering to find out what went wrong, or right.

Take for example this one: have you worked on it at all, to see why you lost?

"I have used the automatic analysis" isn't a good answer, you have to analyse it yourself to learn something.

 

 

 

Caffeineed
23,27,36
archaja

exactamente!

Caffeineed
I also don’t understand the Game Report analysis. Shows me blunders, mistakes, and inaccuracies, most of which I don’t get the rationale. Some are obvious, but many I don’t see the reason.
technical_knockout

play unrated if the number bothers you.

hit the puzzles harder:  when you get one wrong, review the solution until you understand it:  building your pattern recognition up is the key.

until you stop dropping pieces & pawns for free, you're going to lose to everybody who doesn't.  the idea is to stop & really try to look for the best move, EVERY move... maybe try slower time controls to give you more time to think.  5/5 or 10/5 are way better than 1/0 or 3/0 with that goal in mind.  🙂

archaja
Caffeineed hat geschrieben:
I also don’t understand the Game Report analysis. Shows me blunders, mistakes, and inaccuracies, most of which I don’t get the rationale. Some are obvious, but many I don’t see the reason.

Ask here in the forum! Show us some examples. You will maybe learn to look a bit more behind the analysis and we will learn, because wie have also to figure out why the analysis gives some moves bad notes so that we can explain it. Win win! Think it would be funny if you collect three or four examples and explain why you think different like the analysis.

pfren
Caffeineed wrote:
I also don’t understand the Game Report analysis. Shows me blunders, mistakes, and inaccuracies, most of which I don’t get the rationale. Some are obvious, but many I don’t see the reason.

 

That's why you have to analyse your games using just your brains first (although some people here with no brains will kindly disagree), and only after doing that to consult an engine to see what has gone wrong with your play AND your analysis.

archaja

it´s ok, I don´t have brains, live is so much easier wink.png

technical_knockout

🤤

berlinmalaysay
Who wants to be my chess buddy. Dm me.
Caffeineed
I use the analysis tool too but don’t understand most of it. The “best move” barely ever makes sense to me, I guess I’m just dumb