Still cannot win a game

Maestrooo0
hey,
Maestrooo0

Maestrooo0 wrote:

hey,

relatively new to chess.com but I have played chess when I was younger and even went to a few tournaments. I'm playing 30 minute games but still can't seem to get a decent win. I try my best to look out for undefended pieces and look through my games after however many times, the blunders the computer points out are often not directly associated to the next few moves, more for the future. how can I analyze my games better ? sorry if this topic has been heavily discussed here in the forums

Maestrooo0

Maestrooo0 wrote:

hey,

relatively new to chess.com but I have played chess when I was younger and even went to a few tournaments. I'm playing 30 minute games but still can't seem to get a decent win. I try my best to look out for undefended pieces and look through my games after however many times, the blunders the computer points out are often not directly associated to the next few moves, more for the future. how can I analyze my games better ? sorry if this topic has been heavily discussed here in the forums

1_a31-0

Hi happy.png Send me a PM and I can analyze some of your games and help you out

vhin-1983

Study Openings .. You must have an engine for analysis (blunders) of your finished games... Know the opening principles of chess.. Play tactics/puzzles.. Read Books..

magipi

I just rewatched your last game. With white, the first 5 moves were: d4, e3, c3, Qb3 and then back to Qd1. Just wow. Who needs to develop pieces when instead I can move pawns and move my queen back-and-forth? grin.png

Okay, openings are not important at this level, but chess principles ARE important.

m_connors
Maestrooo0 wrote:
hey,

Well, that's not a very good way to try winning a game?

How about: 1. read a book about the basics of opening - develop to "good squares", don't move same piece twice, castle early. 2. Play slower time controls to allow you to study each position longer and review how your opponent's move changes the position (threats, weaknesses). 3. Don't try to memorize openings, just try to understand general theory (ie, point #1)

Good luck.

kindaspongey

"... for those that want to be as good as they can be, they'll have to work hard.
Play opponents who are better than you … . Learn basic endgames. Create a simple opening repertoire (understanding the moves are far more important than memorizing them). Study tactics. And pick up tons of patterns. That’s the drumbeat of success. ..." - IM Jeremy Silman (December 27, 2018)
https://www.chess.com/article/view/little-things-that-help-your-game
https://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-start-out-in-chess
https://www.chess.com/news/view/a-new-years-resolution-improve-your-chess-with-new-lessons

https://www.chess.com/article/view/mastery-chess-lessons-are-here
"... 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
"... If it’s instruction, you look for an author that addresses players at your level (buying something that’s too advanced won’t help you at all). This means that a classic book that is revered by many people might not be useful for you. ..." - IM Jeremy Silman (2015)
https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-chess-books-ever
Here are some reading possibilities that I often mention:
Simple Attacking Plans by Fred Wilson (2012)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708090402/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review874.pdf
http://dev.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/Simple-Attacking-Plans-77p3731.htm
Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev (1957)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708104437/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/logichess.pdf
The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Irving Chernev (1965)
https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/most-instructive-games-of-chess-ever-played/
Winning Chess by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld (1948)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708093415/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review919.pdf
Back to Basics: Tactics by Dan Heisman (2007)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708233537/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review585.pdf
https://www.chess.com/article/view/book-review-back-to-basics-tactics
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5856bd64ff7c50433c3803db/t/5895fc0ca5790af7895297e4/1486224396755/btbtactics2excerpt.pdf
Discovering Chess Openings by GM John Emms (2006)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627114655/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen91.pdf
Openings for Amateurs by Pete Tamburro (2014)
http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2014/05/review-of-pete-tamburros-openings-for.html
https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/openings-for-amateurs/
https://www.mongoosepress.com/catalog/excerpts/openings_amateurs.pdf
Chess Endgames for Kids by Karsten Müller (2015)
https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/chess-endgames-for-kids/
http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/Chess_Endgames_for_Kids.pdf
A Guide to Chess Improvement by Dan Heisman (2010)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708105628/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review781.pdf
Studying Chess Made Easy by Andrew Soltis (2009)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708090448/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review750.pdf
Seirawan stuff:
http://seagaard.dk/review/eng/bo_beginner/ev_winning_chess.asp?KATID=BO&ID=BO-Beginner
http://www.nystar.com/tamarkin/review1.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627132508/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen173.pdf
https://www.chess.com/article/view/book-review-winning-chess-endings
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708092617/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review560.pdf

Maestrooo0

1_a31-0 wrote:

Hi happy.png Send me a PM and I can analyze some of your games and help you out

thanks!

1_a31-0
Maestrooo0 wrote:

 

1_a31-0 wrote:

 

Hi  Send me a PM and I can analyze some of your games and help you out

 

thanks!

 

No problem happy.png

benhunt72

Hi. I'm making a series of videos specifically to help players under 1000 rated. I'd also be happy to review any of your games as part of my series, if you like? See my Chess Boot Camp YouTube channel.

Maestrooo0

benhunt72 wrote:

Hi. I'm making a series of videos specifically to help players under 1000 rated. I'd also be happy to review any of your games as part of my series, if you like? See my Chess Boot Camp YouTube channel.

sure, be my guest. I have some pretty ugly games towards the beginning, but I believe I've improved a bit on the last couple of 30 minute games

efekanchess

If you want to win games or more games. You have to click my club called Fun For Ever,also a message like that, I wrote it in front of the club.Don't forget ,  it is okay if you can't win games.happy.png

gf3

...book 101:  my life cutting and pasting - Kindaspammy

benhunt72
Maestrooo0 wrote:

 

benhunt72 wrote:

 

Hi. I'm making a series of videos specifically to help players under 1000 rated. I'd also be happy to review any of your games as part of my series, if you like? See my Chess Boot Camp YouTube channel.

 

sure, be my guest. I have some pretty ugly games towards the beginning, but I believe I've improved a bit on the last couple of 30 minute games

 

Great, thank you. I'll try to analyse at least one of your games this week. I'm about to simplify my Chess Boot Camp approach, so will be starting my video series over.

Maestrooo0

benhunt72 wrote:

Maestrooo0 wrote:

 

benhunt72 wrote:

 

Hi. I'm making a series of videos specifically to help players under 1000 rated. I'd also be happy to review any of your games as part of my series, if you like? See my Chess Boot Camp YouTube channel.

 

sure, be my guest. I have some pretty ugly games towards the beginning, but I believe I've improved a bit on the last couple of 30 minute games

 

Great, thank you. I'll try to analyse at least one of your games this week. I'm about to simplify my Chess Boot Camp approach, so will be starting my video series over.

thanks, keep me updated or direct message me so I can check the video out!

benhunt72

Let me know if there's a particular game that you found frustrating.

Maestrooo0

benhunt72 wrote:

Let me know if there's a particular game that you found frustrating.

the first couple of games are all equally horrible haha ! some of the wins were good so maybe that can offer some contrast for you ?

benhunt72

I've published one game review on my channel, from one of your early losses. It's pretty basic, turned on one blunder where you threw away your queen, losing an early advantage.

Maestrooo0

benhunt72 wrote:

I've published one game review on my channel, from one of your early losses. It's pretty basic, turned on one blunder where you threw away your queen, losing an early advantage.

really great video! I enjoyed watching every minute of it. you've gotten yourself a new subscriber! now that I rewatched my game, I cant believe i fell for all those blunders