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How do you get your rating over 2000?

  • #1

    How do people get their rating over 2000?

    how come some people spend years playing but never get their rating over 1200?

  • #2

    they don't have a coach,yet i gained 200+ points cause of my coach wink.png

  • #3

    why can't i just keep playing to get my rating up ?

    i don't understand why i need a coach and what a coach is going to tell

    me

    that costs money

  • #4

    a coach can look at your games,point out your mistakes,strengths and weaknesses...based on that can build you an opening repertoire tell you exactly what you should work on...if i had the cash i would have gotten a coach a long time ago :)

    alternatively you could join learning group...its free and we try to help you as much as possible :)

    https://www.chess.com/groups/home/tooters

    also if you join the group join this daily tournament

    https://www.chess.com/tournament/potato-open-chess-tournamentall-are-welcome

    we can look at your games afterwards and annotate them for you so you can see why your mistakes were mistakes...our forums are full of master games annotations to help you understand the moves better:)

    1400136896,you are also welcome to join bothLaughing

  • #5

    I think to get to 2000 you have to improve mainly at tactics and calculating variations. Most lower rated players don't have the tactical sense to see critical ideas/moves in a position and then don't invest the time into calculating the relevant the variations that could arise as accurately as possible. The positional ideas are important as well, but the positional knowledge you need to get to 2000 won't be that complicated.

  • #6

    Pretty simple really, win some games and your rating will go up. tongue.png

  • #7

    dont you 2 strooooooooooong players also want to join the tournamentLaughingLaughingLaughing

  • #8
    NeilBerm wrote:

    I think to get to 2000 you have to improve mainly at tactics and calculating variations. Most lower rated players don't have the tactical sense to see critical ideas/moves in a position and then don't invest the time into calculating the relevant the variations that could arise as accurately as possible. The positional ideas are important as well, but the positional knowledge you need to get to 2000 won't be that complicated.

     

    I reached 2021 FIDE ( online sometimes I am over 2100 ) by studying books:

     

    - books with positional puzzles ( aagaard - strategic play , positional play ) - the most IMPORTANT

    - books with planning ( karpov - planning and evaluating the position )

    - books on pawn structures

    - books on endgames

    - books on the 3 openings I play ( london, grunfeld, accelerated dragon )

     

    Not to mention tactics... at first I did 150-200 tactics per day, until my tactics "strength" was over 2400. Then I went to 30 minutes / day tactics.

     

    I played very few games ( this is my disadvantage ), I reached 2021 FIDE in only 3 tournaments... when I should have played at least 30 tournaments. But I play as my time permits happy.png

     

    You can reach 2000 by training smart: tactics ( organized, with motifs, etc. ), positional puzzles, endgames, openings.

     

    p.s.: when you trian, use a pen and a piece of papper and not ALL the moves you see. If you miss 1-2 moves, give yourself ZERO points for that exercise.

  • #9

    "why can't i just keep playing to get my rating up ?"

     

    You can! But you must realize that there are flaws in your playing that are keeping your rating low. You have to fix those weaknesses. After you lose a game, do you go over the game and try to figure out what you did wrong? Do you check out the opening against the books to see where you deviated? Do you spend any time studying the end game? If you answer "no" to any of these questions, you know what to change!

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  • #11

    You don't need a coach if you are willing to spend time studying by yourself.

    A coach can be useful and help you accelerate the process, but you can reach 2000 just by yourself, but you gotta put in the time.

    I reached 2000 without doing anything, I started playing when I was little, never really studied chess, just played for the fun of it, went to some tournaments and I reached 2000 without any help or anything... However it did take me 13 years, but if you study it will take significantly less time than that.. It's all about how much time you're willing to put in.

  • #12

    i just play blitz and my rating keeps going up

  • #13
    very carefully
  • #14
    I didn't
  • #15

    Why there are people who play for years and do not improve? 

    Because they are just playing for fun and they are not learning anything. Every game, they make basically the same things. 

    To improve you have to study, not just play. If you only play games the only thing you are doing is reinforcing bad habits, you are learning nothing new so obviously you will not progress. 

     

     

  • #16

    Pashak1989 wrote:

    Why there are people who play for years and do not improve? 

    Because they are just playing for fun and they are not learning anything. Every game, they make basically the same things. 

    To improve you have to study, not just play. If you only play games the only thing you are doing is reinforcing bad habits, you are learning nothing new so obviously you will not progress. 

     

     

    An addendum to this: by reinforcing bad habits, you are making it more difficult for you to improve later (this is one of the reasons kids progress faster than adults). If you decide to improve later, you will have to unlearn the bad habits and then learn the good ones.
  • #17

    "..., you have to make a decision: have tons of fun playing blitz (without learning much), or be serious and play with longer time controls so you can actually think.
    One isn’t better than another. Having fun playing bullet is great stuff, while 3-0 and 5-0 are also ways to get your pulse pounding and blood pressure leaping off the charts. But will you become a good player? Most likely not.
    Of course, you can do both (long and fast games), ..." - IM Jeremy Silman (June 9, 2016)
    https://www.chess.com/article/view/longer-time-controls-are-more-instructive

  • #18

    OP, don't kid me, you've got to go-at it harder - don't listen to billy or your nanny - just gore in.

  • #19

    Whatever it is you're doing, do something else.

  • #20

    chess might not be for you

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