Giving up on Tactics

darkunorthodox88
davekasz wrote:

I jus realized that I am wasting my time on this. I just can't stay over 900 rating. I seem to be getting worse. we have just so many minutes of life . maybe I should stop wasting mine on chess.

what do you want out of the game? if you are struggling now, you are prob never gonna reach even expert. which is ok, so long as that is not your goal. if your goal is to have fun, stay, if your goal is to improve, see what the problem is, and possibly stay. if not then leave.

 

trust me, they are plenty of players much stronger than you (1800- low master) who hate how much time they wasted to get decent at this game for little extrinsic reward.  some of these promising lads end up making a killing at poker, or in other areas. truth be told the amount of dedication good players have forward chess is very rare almost anywhere else in the "real world", and if you pick right can get you top dollar.

apotosaurus
Hamur wrote:

https://www.chess.com/tactics/40359

 

Here is an example, Qh4 or Qh5 makes zero difference to the outcome, neither move is better or worse.  Yet one is wrong, and the other is right.  This is similar to the Ka2 or Kb1 I mentioned earlier.

I'm not great at chess, so I WANT to learn and get better.  What I'm saying is that it is hard to do that when I have to be more concerned about figuring out what "tactics" wants, as opposed to the reality of the chess problem presented.

 

(to those claiming it's rare, that's two of the same problems in just two days...)

stop randomly posting and start analyzing it. Qh5+? delays the end of the game 2 moves and that'ss only if you repeat position and then play Qh4+. You need to cover g3 when checking.

Hamur
apotosaurus wrote:
Hamur wrote:

https://www.chess.com/tactics/40359

 

Here is an example, Qh4 or Qh5 makes zero difference to the outcome, neither move is better or worse.  Yet one is wrong, and the other is right.  This is similar to the Ka2 or Kb1 I mentioned earlier.

I'm not great at chess, so I WANT to learn and get better.  What I'm saying is that it is hard to do that when I have to be more concerned about figuring out what "tactics" wants, as opposed to the reality of the chess problem presented.

 

(to those claiming it's rare, that's two of the same problems in just two days...)

stop randomly posting and start analyzing it. Qh5+? delays the end of the game 2 moves and that'ss only if you repeat position and then play Qh4+. You need to cover g3 when checking.

I don't think I'm "randomly posting".  I think my point is, both of those scenarios offer a 100% chance at mate, so having one be wrong seems weird.  What are we worried about, a certain number of chess moves will be made and then the universe will no longer allow chess?  LOL

BobbyTalparov
Hamur wrote:

I don't think I'm "randomly posting".  I think my point is, both of those scenarios offer a 100% chance at mate, so having one be wrong seems weird.  What are we worried about, a certain number of chess moves will be made and then the universe will no longer allow chess?  LOL

Your move does not guarantee mate.  In fact, if you continued thinking it does after the king goes back, you could end up in a draw by repetition (a blunder when you have a forced mating line!), or worse you could let his king escape and lose the mating line altogether.

 

In order to mate, you must play Qh4.  Anything else just repeats the position until you play Qh4 and finish the game.

 

Your stubbornness is what is holding you back.  There is only 1 correct move in that puzzle (and I can pretty much guarantee that is the case for every puzzle you have tried so far).  The first step in learning is realizing you do not know anything.