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this week i hit 1500 for the first time. even though i don't value ranking much, i am happy with the small milestone.
when i joined chess.com i was playing a lot of lower ranked players. i was 1200-1300 at the time and played people i felt were my own level. then i changed my strategy and sought out tourneys and opponents who were higher than me. as a result, thanks to some good wins, i've really jumped in rank.
to me, the most important stats are average opponent rating (low now, but improving) and the opponent win/loss/draw rankings ... which give me a good idea about my results.
here's my stats page: http://www.chess.com/echess/stats/davidsmeaton
what am i doing right and how can i continue to improve?
far better thn mine
I still like the idea that I wish I had followed when I first started on Chess.com: Join one of the groups that plays a lot of vote Chess, and pay attention to what the higher-level members suggest for your group moves. You will pick up ideas and strategies that you didn't even know existed. Hope this helps!
Also play really high rated players (2400-3000) And you can try and make them unrated Learn from your mistakes and where you went wrong in the games :) Might not need an analysis for some of them.
i would try this, but i'm sure that players so high are tired of being offered games by people 1000 points lower than themselves. i know many talented players are happy to help others learn, but being inundated with offers means they have to give up or just choose carefully ... that's why i never bother titled players or others over 2000
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