YEAH!! I finally broke 1000!

tj2112

After two years I can finally consider myself a "beginner" Yippee!!

srboljubopacic

remember.....chess is learn every day with strong opponents......regard from serbia

tj2112

Thank you sir!  I think we played a few games the other night!  Hope you are well!

daxypoo
sweet!

my best accomplishment in chess was finally being able to navigate a scholar’s mate attack

was totally intimidated by this opening as i always believed all my opponents had some slick mating attack just waiting to be sprung

then, having to endure all the seasoned players poo poo’ing the scholar’s mate and calling out those of us who had trouble with it

spent a long time wallowing in the sub 1000 rapid pool here on chess.com
DamonevicSmithlov

Good job. Now study seriously more than playing (unless they're real tournament games) & ur gonna see huge rating gains, maybe chunks of several hundred very fast.

Marie-AnneLiz
tj2112 a écrit :

After two years I can finally consider myself a "beginner" Yippee!!

Congrats! After how many games? try to play slower games and analyse your mistakes with the engine;you should get to 1200 in a few months...

Marie-AnneLiz
tj2112 a écrit :

After two years I can finally consider myself a "beginner" Yippee!!

Oh and do some tacticals problems like 10 each day and you should get a lot better and maybe learn the London system for opening...it will make your life easier if you don't already use it.

tj2112

Thanks for the congrats everyone!  I have played approximately 3000 games as of today.  I was playing a lot of blitz in the beginning but now play exclusively 15/10 games.  If you add a speed component I really choke hard.......  I do a TON of tactics and just broke the 1400 mark.  I have found that when I "study" the masters, I try their advice and end up losing even more games.

tj2112

Sometimes I feel like ratings don't mean that much.  I have had really tough games with 700 level opponents and really easy wins over 1000+ opponents. It is surprising to me that "beginners" get a rating of 1000 upon signing up.  It seems to me that 1000 requires a pretty solid handle on the game.

  Probably fuel for an entirely new post but oh well...... 

KiwiTai
tj2112 wrote:

After two years I can finally consider myself a "beginner" Yippee!!

Congratulations!!

RealUncleHam
tj2112 wrote:

After two years I can finally consider myself a "beginner" Yippee!!

Congratz

That's a pretty big milestone

TheAishwaryaApsangi

Yess

TheAishwaryaApsangi

The Garry Kasparov

tj2112

Yeah......I'm thinking about going pro.  Whattya think?   LOL

 

magictwanger

I like this thread.....There is something about that 1000 Blitz rating! I have spent about as much time as the originator of the thread (best wishes,btw) on the game and do all of the things mentioned.I have gotten my 10 minute Blitz rating up to 1062,but am now down about 100 points(no big deal,since I play way too late at night and need to cut down on blunders).

I love the tactics puzzles and have gotten that up to over 1800 a week or so ago....Ha! That's down a bit too.

Yup! Book study/You-Tube videos and some OTB are on the agenda as well....Chess is a fun hobby and I'm hoping my overall approach of consistent play/study helps.It did for you and you deserve a congratulation!

Morphys-Revenge
tj2112 wrote:

After two years I can finally consider myself a "beginner" Yippee!!

Congrats TJ! that is the first big milestone of many more to come for you, I am sure. Enjoy and good luck!

m_connors

Good for you, you're on a roll. Keep with it - 1100 next . . .

ElQueNadaNoSeAhoga

👍

Lord_Hammer

Nice job! 

tj2112

WOW!  I honestly wasn't expecting all of the encouragement and kind words!  I was counting on lots of snarky sarcasm! (like that guy from post #13) This motivates me even more to get better!  Thanks all!