1400 Rated Chess.com player wants to get to 1800 in 3 months w/ PLAN OF ACTION


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #61

    astronomer999

    Check the stats on the OP. He never got any better than average and probably hasn't been playing for months

     

    You're giving good advice to a ghost

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #62

    DrCheckevertim

    People who set these kinds of goals often give up when they realize they can't accomplish it. It's a very superficial approach to playing chess (or doing anything really). Chess is cruel, so you only keep playing if you actually like the game, and not just after some number points...

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #63

    mezzacorona

    I wonder whatever happened to our dear OP, he seemed so determined! At any rate, lots of fantastic advice here for someone who is at about the same skill level (I'm about 1375-1400 or so the chess app on my tablet informs me) and who also wants to step it up a few hundred points... however long it takes.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #64

    rook33i

    easy. you just sit there and do a thousand tactics. an hour or so every day for 3 months.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #65

    logozar

    rook33i wrote:

    easy. you just sit there and do a thousand tactics. an hour or so every day for 3 months.

    For me, that seemed to work in getting my tactics strength up, but after I passed 2200 I got tired easier, I have to cut down. Now I use it as my warm up for real training, 2600 tactics are really hard.

    Tactics are a nice bonus, but they should not be your only training.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #66

    logozar

    DrCheckevertim wrote:

    People who set these kinds of goals often give up when they realize they can't accomplish it. It's a very superficial approach to playing chess (or doing anything really). Chess is cruel, so you only keep playing if you actually like the game, and not just after some number points...

    Ok, 400 points in 3 months is a bit much. But I seem to meet my goals, similar goals I just give myself 7-8 months instead.

    And I like the game a lot! Even more vs hard players, and my losses are more valuable than my wins.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #67

    DamonevicSmithlov

    Do you play real tournaments? You know, otb ones.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #68

    logozar

    DamonevicSmithlov wrote:

    Do you play real tournaments? You know, otb ones.

    Yeah, every month and a half or so. I have gained about 600 points this year. 

    http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlMain.php?14194968

    Do you?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #69

    Riplovich

    Eight hours a day huh?My guess is that in 3 months you will burned out on chess after that.Chess isnt like track.The brain needs to rest after a grueling long study time.Cut back your hours.Concentrate on learning and not on ratings.Have fun in chess and life.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #70

    codexone

    four years later he's a 1300... I guess it didn't work out.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #71

    walter3of5

    Are you talking 1800 succor chess.com.I am 1810 fide,1802 Jeff,but not 1500 on chess.com,my recommendation is to fully study 1001 combinations to checkmate by Seinfeld.


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