How to move from 1800 to 2000

bassel241

How to move from 1800 to 2000 I am 1800 rapid I only play rapid and when I study chess I study tactics and endgames I am good at it but when you became 1800 strategy and opening start to play a role what is the plan to get the most points with the least effort I have just studying the Najdorf and it is very complex cuz I am e4 player then all lines I can get from the Sicilian then other openings what to do ? second how to study strategy ? third is there is a way easier to get to 2000? 😊

I_AM_Sher_Locked

you really need an opening repertoire to get from 1800 to 2000. so I would suggest that you start studying very few key openings, for example if you play e4 as white you want to now about the Sicilian in general ( do not focus on one system like Najdorf  very much, unless you are going to play it as black against e4 yourself.) and 1...e5 and french and caro-kann. once you have a white repertoire starting with e4 for example you need a black repertoire after for both 1.e4 amd 1.d4

as for strategy, study old grand-master games.  

PS: being 1800 in online rapid does not mean you are 1800 in OTB rapid or in classical.

Susik_Gaboyan

If you need a new opening repertoire I will suggest you to learn from here, you can learn from both sides step by step, it's for 1500-2500 rated players I am also using it already for months https://chessmood.com/courses not only opening but also middlegame, endgame courses, you get everything in one pocket happy.png

bassel241
Susik_Gaboyan wrote:

If you need a new opening repertoire I will suggest you to learn from here, you can learn from both sides step by step, it's for 1500-2500 rated players I am also using it already for months https://chessmood.com/courses not only opening but also middlegame, endgame courses, you get everything in one pocket

Thx alot i will

bassel241
Susik_Gaboyan wrote:

If you need a new opening repertoire I will suggest you to learn from here, you can learn from both sides step by step, it's for 1500-2500 rated players I am also using it already for months https://chessmood.com/courses not only opening but also middlegame, endgame courses, you get everything in one pocket

Can you analysis my rapid losses plz 

mockingbird998

https://chessmood.com/blog/golden-method-to-increase-rating-in-chess also read this and the other useful articles from chessmood

ChessLebaneseSalah
bassel241 wrote:

How to move from 1800 to 2000 I am 1800 rapid I only play rapid and when I study chess I study tactics and endgames I am good at it but when you became 1800 strategy and opening start to play a role what is the plan to get the most points with the least effort I have just studying the Najdorf and it is very complex cuz I am e4 player then all lines I can get from the Sicilian then other openings what to do ? second how to study strategy ? third is there is a way easier to get to 2000? 😊

your rating otb might be between 1400-1600 even if youre higher online. There is a very high chance. Sorry to disappoint you, just saying the truth happy.png. your next objective should be hitting 1900 rapid before trying to hit 2000

bassel241

Thank for you all and your support I really appreciate it 

Schism90

Studying Najdorf theory is really not the way to go if you want to maximize your studying time. Players in the 1800-2000 range often don't play mainlines anyway so all of that study won't be of much use. Switch to something more practical. Once you find openings that you like it's important that you stick with them so you can learn them inside and out. This will allow you to play the opening moves quickly so you can save time for the middle game and end game. Learning system openings or sidelines can be a good idea because you will usually know the opening better than your opponent. You can also consider playing similar positions as White and Black to cut down on study time.

 

For example I only play 3 openings total. As White I play the King's Indian Attack against everything and as Black I play the King's Indian Defense and Sicilian Kan depending on whether my opponent opened with e4 or d4. Since the KIA and KID are very similar it's really like I only play 2 openings. This dramatically cuts down on the amount of theory that I need to cover so I can focus my attention on other areas of the game.