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I can't get better

RainS7orM

No matter how hard I try to win I can never win. I try online coaches, play puzzles all day, and try certain chess apps to help with tactics but once I hop into a game I look like the worst player to ever touch a board. It's getting frustrating on how I try all these things but I can never get better. I'm considering just quitting chess. 

YouStoleMyButterfingers

Play e5 against e4, avoid c5 (the Sicilian).

baddogno

Being a bit overdramatic, aren't we?  Lots of folks would love your won/loss record...wink.png

71 W 48 L 10 D

Just take a little time off and hammer away at those Lessons.  Yeah it takes a while to see improvement, but you can't give up.  Keep studying, as well as playing and puzzle solving, and you'll get better.  If chess were easy, it wouldn't hold the same fascination for all of us.  You're doing fine.

RainS7orM

Thanks, I was just mad after a 4 loss streak on why I was doing so bad, I forgot the big picture.

GBTGBA

I’m experiencing that too. I just keep telling myself forget the rating. Nobody cares about your rating. Stop caring about the silly rating! I hope it works.🙏

Soniasthetics

You are limited by genetics, resources and talent. 

Simple as that. You can train 8 hours a day for years, you'll eventually hit a ceiling. 

Now where that ceiling is for each player changes. 

 

 

tygxc

Always check your intended move is no blunder before you play it.
That alone should prevent many losses.

YouStoleMyButterfingers
Soniasthetics wrote:

You are limited by genetics.......

 

 

Or you could get a sex change from male to female and win that way.

cori_is_me
RainS7orM wrote:

No matter how hard I try to win I can never win. I try online coaches, play puzzles all day, and try certain chess apps to help with tactics but once I hop into a game I look like the worst player to ever touch a board. It's getting frustrating on how I try all these things but I can never get better. I'm considering just quitting chess. 

I think you should keep playing. Maybe you'll get better. I'm awful at chess to but I still play

cori_is_me

https://www.chess.com/club/chess-friend-1/join/72fe44

AussieRookie

Play after the RainS7orM aybe not.

Laskersnephew

Sure you can! I don't know what your chess ambitions are, but you can become quite a bit stronger than you are now--and it's not that hard!

When your opponent moves, you need to ask yourself, "what is he threatening?" Does he have and check, captures, or threats? Are there any immediate threats you need to deal with NOW!

The you have to ask yourself "Do I have any checks, captures, or threats?" Look at all of them! Here is where you will pick up the free pieces and pawns, instead of giving them away.

It is more important to recognize your opponent's threats than miss one of your own If you miss a chance, another one is sure to come along. If you miss a threat, you may not get a chance to recover!

 

marqumax

You're not trying hard enough. Coaches and resources won't make you better without hard and active work from you

ChesswithNickolay

Meme = https://youtu.be/aaoVe8Vi0NE

Soniasthetics
YouStoleMyButterfingers wrote:
Soniasthetics wrote:

You are limited by genetics.......

 

 

Or you could get a sex change from male to female and win that way.

That wouldn't change your limit lol. 

 

Lalo_C04

Hola amigos como están?