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How do i improve my chess ratings and be a better player?

  • #1

    My current rating in standard chess and online chess is in 1400s and my best rating in both have been over 1500 but i wanna be a better player , probably with a rating of over 2000 how do i do that?

  • #2

    1. Play lots of 30/0 live chess and review your games with a chess program.

    2. Read a good chess book for positional/strategic understanding (like Silman's reassess your chess)

    3. Spend every waking minute of every waking hour doing tactical puzzles until you see the dance of the chess pieces in your dreams...

  • #3

    Don't do that many tactical puzzles.  Have a decent foundation of basic tactics--maybe spend 10 minutes a day solving them--and spend the rest of your time reading books on strategy, annotated games, etc. 

  • #4

    Play a lot of chess with the greatest player ever "Gaurav - The KNIGHT"!

  • #5
    MagnusGladius wrote:

    a balanced approach of tactics, positional play, endgame study etc.. Bear in mind that strategic play at the level your playing takes a backseat to tactics and just good ol' sound playing.  an effective thought process is one rarely mentioned area of study and yet one of the most foundational. Try http://www.thoughtprocessofchess.com

    I assume you have either authored, or at least read, this book? Would you be so kind as to give a short synopsis of the thought process the book promotes?  Without any Amazon reviews it is difficult to know if this is a good book to buy...

  • #6

    Thank you very much Mr. Yeres 30 for analyzing my games and telling my mistakes , actually i lose most of my games same way anyhow you told me the right direction to work and moreover i gonna look forward to evryone's advice and work hard with chess and very soon my ratings are gonna be better and better...:)

  • #7

    as always say a little master of my country "always analyse checks and captures"

  • #8

    There's an old joke about a tourist lost in New York City, and he happens across an absent-minded music professor who is obviously a local - he's disheveled in appearance and walking the street with his head down, mumbling to himself.

    So the tourist stops and asks him, "Excuse me, how do I get to Carnegie Hall?"

    The music professor stops, looks at him, and replies, "Practice, practice, practice!" and walks on.


    Chess is like any other skill, it improves with practice.  You must play, make mistakes, and try to learn by them.  This means playing games at slower time controls and going over them later to find the errors.  Tactics practice is good, too, and learning basic endings is necessary to improve as well.  Going over master games to see how good players do it can help as well.

    But playing is the main way, the main thing, all the others are just aids to improving, you have to put what you learn into practice or you haven't really learned anything.

  • #9

    I like Estragon's advice, to which I might add the following quotes by Capablanca

    In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before everything else. For whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the opening and middle game   must be studied in relation to the end game.

    The best way to learn endings, as well as openings, is from the games of the masters.

    The game might be divided into three parts, the opening, the middle-game and the end-game. There is one thing you must strive for, to be equally efficient in the three parts. 

    You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win. You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player

  • #10

    exactly i need to work on chess more now i need to go through chess books..:)

  • #11

    and of course the master games too..:)

  • #12

    i mean the game was awesome and the best thing which i liked is ur idea tht Bd3 was bad as it locked the queenside completely this is fantastic approach to chess, i learn a lot from you now.:) I would like to play an online game against you Mr. Yeres30 , i tried to challenge you but i could not may be because you dnt accept challenges from everyone , hopefully you challenge me and then we will discuss such ideas more and more..:)

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  • #14

    its a good respnose from evryone and My ratings have gone some over 1600 from 1400 in few weeks of tym


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