How much have you improved?

Luke00001
From the time you first came to the site to now what kind of rating improvement have you made? For Rapid and maybe blitz, What was your unprovisional rating when you first got here and what are you on now? How long have you been on the site? What has been your method to achieve this difference what have you been working on to improve your chess?
selkea

 

blitz

2013 -> 900-950

2018 -> 1250-1300

ghost_of_pushwood

none

cellomaster8
2013: 800-950
2018: 1400-1500
Destroyer942
2013: bad, 2018:still bad
sky1983

I can see some improvements in my games.

ArielMarks

came about 1200 now I'm 2000

morrowbord

around 1450 rapid - to 1668 now.

1200 to 1600 in blitz

got this in 3 years, watch streems MTS(blitz games), youtube, analysing my games

 

superchessmachine

roblox builders club

Crazychessplaya

I came in here with a skull full of mush.

Now I'm thinking like a spammer.

maathheus

december 2017 - 800 (rapid)

August 2018 - 1190 (rapid)

superchessmachine
Crazychessplaya wrote:

I came in here with a skull full of mush.

Now I'm thinking like a spammer.

spammers are da wae

and scammers too

jel23

>a lot

>member since 2010

>HRA-BLITZ  1200-1892

>HRA-RAPID 1200-2032

Study & practice and just ENJOY the game.

 

NationalPatzer

I first joined this site on Dec 11, 2013 as a complete beginner to chess, excluding knowing how the pieces move.

900 blitz to 2000 blitz

1000 rapid to 1800 rapid (I don't play this time control too often)

At first I would just play rapid games and analyze them, and this helped me until I reached 1700 rapid/1700 blitz. Recently I've started reading chess books and analyzing grand-master games, which has helped me improve further.

ghost_of_pushwood
Crazychessplaya wrote:

I came in here with a skull full of mush.

Now I'm thinking like a spammer.

It's success stories like this that give me faith...

goodbadnugly

- I love chess - I never improved - I played chess since I was a kid - poor - so no chess teachers - never learned chess notation SO could not read chess books - never had lessons - SO WHAT ? - i LOVE CHESS -  chess - when I play chess I have to concentrate so hard win lose or draw if gives me a mental vacation better than hours hours and hours of meditation

pm12345
jel23 wrote:

>a lot

>member since 2010

>HRA-BLITZ  1200-1892

>HRA-RAPID 1200-2032

Study & practice and just ENJOY the game.

 

Nice! Keep it up! Is it really 1200 though? Since that was the base rating chess.som gives to a new joiner. You might be in the range of 800-1000 if you are complete beginner?

pm12345
NationalPatzer wrote:

I first joined this site on Dec 11, 2013 as a complete beginner to chess, excluding knowing how the pieces move.

900 blitz to 2000 blitz

1000 rapid to 1800 rapid (I don't play this time control too often)

At first I would just play rapid games and analyze them, and this helped me until I reached 1700 rapid/1700 blitz. Recently I've started reading chess books and analyzing grand-master games, which has helped me improve further.

Impressive! Keep going.

Lorgish

Joined chess.com 1 year ago as newbie

1400 USCF today

SeniorPatzer
Lorgish wrote:

Joined chess.com 1 year ago as newbie

1400 USCF today

 

That's very good!  Do you know how many USCF classical games you have played to obtain your 1400 rating?