Road to a Master title


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #41

    ajttja

    these databases didn't seem to work, can you suggest some other good ones?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #42

    Scottrf

    They do work, I was using both on my previous pc.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #43

    omar_kj

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #44

    ajttja

    what do you use omar?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #45

    MrDamonSmith

    ScorpionPackAttack wrote:

    "Openings like the KID are not best"

    Go back in time and tell that to Bobby Fischer or Judit Polgar today. 

    Don't forget Kasparov & too many others to think about listing.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #46

    omar_kj

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #47

    MrDamonSmith

    are the statistics starting to look bad for the KID? I don't keep up with the data.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #48

    konhidras

    MrDamonSmith wrote:

    are the statistics starting to look bad for the KID? I don't keep up with the data.

    ive just read our very own GM Mark Paragua beaten in his KID by a 6 pawns attack. Ive never heard of a 6 pawn attack variation, but mark sure does know his KID and to get beaten in his pet opening is quite a scare for KID players who follow his games.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #49

    omar_kj

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #50

    omar_kj

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #51

    MrDamonSmith

    6 pawns attack!?? Wow! Of course I've heard of the 4 pawns, but I've never heard of the 6 pawns. Sounds like a lot of holes to keep guarded. It doesn't turn into a piece of swiss cheese looking position?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #52

    tliu1222

    Play in tournaments only when you know you will have a better rating at the end. Else, it's a waste of money. :P

    Thanks for the advice!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #53

    chesshole

    tl;dr

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #54

    Cidragon

    very reasonable study plan. just i can't understand how study 5 games in a hour because i spend like 1 hour studying a game.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #55

    bean_Fischer

    omar_kj wrote:

    I think I have put together a decent way to become a master, even if not a very high rated one. It requires 2 hours of training everyday. This might seem a lot for adults, but for kids and aspiring talents, it really shouldn't be. People are hesitant to put in the time and yet, like me, they spend hours staring at a screen thinking they are doing something productive. All they do, and all I do, is vegitate. Anyways, here is the plan:

    First thing's first: You do 1 hour of tactics a day. Yes,....

    This is a good plan, but not good enough. You need to have a GM or at the least an IM besides you 2 hours a day.

    In a chess school, I believe a GM teaches at least 2 hours a day. So you will always lack behind.

    Besides, you can't get far on your own, not far. Your progress will be minimal.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #56

    mattyf9

    You've failed to mention studying endgames, which is a part of the game that can't be ignored especially if you want to be a titled player.  Being a strong endgame player is critical.  I can't disagree with anything you said though.  I think an hour of tactics is enough.  Anything more than an hour I think isn't all that beneficial.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #57

    daddyjordan22

    Thanks for sharing. It seems everyone has their own twist to improvement, even titled players. Training to see tactics a lot is probably a good way to improve fast. I'm sure most agree with that part though.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #58

    omar_kj

    Thanks for the nice comments :) Glad I could help a little.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #59

    omar_kj

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #60

    PhilippeDornbusch

    Follow chess commentaries of Susan Polgar and Lawrence Trent in World Chess Cup of Tromso. You will learn a lot of each game ! Cool

    http://www.chess-and-strategy.com/


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