I don't know why my rating rose a couple of hundred points

DwightWinchester
So I'm a long time user, have played thousands of games. My rating was in the 1700's for an year. Recently it rose to 1900, and seeing my games, I can't find what I'm doing different. How do I start analyzing my own games properly? How can I do this in a serious manner.
notmtwain
DwightWinchester wrote:
So I'm a long time user, have played thousands of games. My rating was in the 1700's for an year. Recently it rose to 1900, and seeing my games, I can't find what I'm doing different. How do I start analyzing my own games properly? How can I do this in a serious manner.

If you don't already know what you are doing differently, I doubt that serious analysis of 14,000 bullet games is going to tell you.

ArtNJ

Bullet is so much time management that you might have improved that skill without any chess analysis ability increase.  My blitz rating (what I play) at lichess varies by several hundred points depending on time control (I do much better at 5/10 than 5/0), focus (including willingness to resign) and health (I have sleep apnea).  Chance is a big factor over 100s of games as well (i.e. how many have you played at your higher rating?)  None of which may apply to you and your bullet games, but my point is that a lot goes into besides classical chess analytic/planning abilities.  

DwightWinchester
ArtNJ wrote:

Bullet is so much time management that you might have improved that skill without any chess analysis ability increase.  My blitz rating (what I play) at lichess varies by several hundred points depending on time control (I do much better at 5/10 than 5/0), focus (including willingness to resign) and health (I have sleep apnea).  Chance is a big factor over 100s of games as well (i.e. how many have you played at your higher rating?)  None of which may apply to you and your bullet games, but my point is that a lot goes into besides classical chess analytic/planning abilities.  

 

I am assuming I fully understand those comments and observations. I am assuming because I have played so many games as well. So let me rephrase my question. How do I find the strengths and weakness of my game? 

ArtNJ

I'd play some longer games and see what happens.  Trying to analyze your strengths and weaknesses from bullet games . . . well its not going to be easy.

ghost_of_pushwood

That must've been infuriating!

trumpmagausa

Stop chess for a month and focus on checkers. Only then will you find the answers you seek.... 

ghost_of_pushwood

Unless of course you inexplicably get better at that too!