Terrible chess player!!!

BMMhunter3d
My name is Benjamin and I am not exactly new at chess but,I am a terrible chess player;I guess you could put me in the beginner category,the best thing to do is to take daily chess lessons.
notmtwain
BMMhunter3d wrote:
My name is Benjamin and I am not exactly new at chess but,I am a terrible chess player;I guess you could put me in the beginner category,the best thing to do is to take daily chess lessons.

You lost your queen in 3 moves in your last game.

 

Do you wait to see what your opponent has done before you make your move? If nothing else, if you always look at your opponent's last move and ask yourself what it does, you might not have played your queen to that spot.

 

FforEffort

Funny. I recently posted a thread about how I was in the same position as you. My advice to you is that while improving is always nice, do it at your own pace and leisure. There is no inherent reason why you must hit 1000 or higher after X or Y amount of time. My goal for 2019 was simply to improve from 600 to 800 - and I already met it, so that felt awesome! The real question is if you are having fun against your similarly rated opponents.

jjupiter6

...and needlessly lost your room by move 10. How long do you take before deciding on your move?

jjupiter6

rook

eric0022

It's a rule of thumb to develop smaller pieces first before the queen. But this development of the queen takes things to the extreme by being played out at a very inopportune time.

jaelynhollis

hey im like really new to chess so if you want to give me any pointers i will take them

JosephReidNZ

Everyone isn't good at anything from the start unless gifted. Just keep practising and you'll get better and go up the ranks.

ChrisZifo

I assume you're a kid? keep trying and try to concentrate.

gf3

op on 2 mo. hiatus

gf3

terble

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/blog/michechess89/8-tips-to-increase-your-online-rating
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.chess.com/blog/ForwardChess/book-of-the-week-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

Pretzel74

ALERT! If another user said you were a terrible chess player, they're gonna get in trouble!

Daybreak57
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ghost_of_pushwood

You already have one big advantage over a lot of others:  you know that you're terrible.  So instead of beating on your chest all the time and trying to be Tarzan (as so many seem to do here), you're ready to learn. happy.png

ghost_of_pushwood

I just hope you're not stuck in one of those doofy little shuttles...

magictwanger

To make things really easy(and will definitely get results) I highly recommend the book "The Idiot's Guide To Chess"! This will get you started on the right road....After that Kindaspongy's advice is the way to go,imo.

congrandolor

107  points of elo? Ha ha (insert an image of Nelson from the Simpson below)

SmilesSunny
wow
Joeyz1234

Who’s Nelson?