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PhiRectangle

I used to have better vision at chess. I've been playing awful over the past couple of weeks for no apparent reason. Idk if I had some kind of IQ drop or something I don't know what happened but I lost my vision. I can't see simple blunders and positional mistakes. I love chess and I want to sincerely get better at it but losing 200+ ELO in a few weeks is painful and makes me feel stupid. Taking breaks doesn't seem to help either. Any advice?

bobby_max

Last time I lost my chess vision, I went to a chess optometrist who fitted me with chess glasses. This worked very well, and my health insurance paid for both the visit and the glasses. You should give this a try.

PhiRectangle
bobby_max wrote:

Last time I lost my chess vision, I went to a chess optometrist who fitted me with chess glasses. This worked very well, and my health insurance paid for both the visit and the glasses. You should give this a try.

I was about to laugh, but then I remembered humour is supposed to be funny.

siddirocks

I have the same problem. Lost 200 in a short time. I suppose I am overworked with chess as I fail to look out for blunders and miss many chances. So I decided to take a break and do some puzzles and games against bots every day

putshort
What do you mean chess vision?
DrSpudnik

He needs a seeing chess dog.

PhiRectangle
siddirocks wrote:

I have the same problem. Lost 200 in a short time. I suppose I am overworked with chess as I fail to look out for blunders and miss many chances. So I decided to take a break and do some puzzles and games against bots every day

That's annoying, especially when you don't know what changed.

PhiRectangle
putshort wrote:
What do you mean chess vision?

Board vision is the ability to see how the pieces move and interact on the chess board.

DrSpudnik

Seriously, you were on a hot streak and stopped looking at the positions in the same way, assuming your opponents were dopes. Then it turned out they fought back and you took a tumble. Play slower time limit games and actually look at the pieces, especially of your opponents, carefully to see what can attack what on the next move.

PhiRectangle
DrSpudnik wrote:

He needs a seeing chess dog.

Yeah, and it better be a Grandmaster dog.

PhiRectangle
DrSpudnik wrote:

Seriously, you were on a hot streak and stopped looking at the positions in the same way, assuming your opponents were dopes. Then it turned out they fought back and you took a tumble. Play slower time limit games and actually look at the pieces, especially of your opponents, carefully to see what can attack what on the next move.

Appreciate the advice! I'll give it a shot and try to play more sanely.

AlexM21Yeahwhastup

Same happened to me. My elo was 1280 few weeks ago. I started playing so bad that I deranked to 1000... My chess vision is also wierd these days... Every game I started, I though "ok, this a weaker player, it is going to be an easy win..." but I failed in the opening and the mid game.

Now I m playing slower, as some advised here. Let's see if it works hehe

I even though that the rank system changed...

DrSpudnik

Don't forget to review your games to find out the point where you went wrong. It's important to know what not to do again.

putshort
#8 okay so what’s the difference between that and playing chess?
DrSpudnik
putshort wrote:
#8 okay so what’s the difference between that and playing chess?

It's a learning process. Playing is just moving pieces against another person. When you review you learn. You can see things you or your opponent may have missed. When you start to recognize these patterns, you improve.

eathealthyfoods

Tips

putshort
#15 - You’re saying that pattern recognition is the same as chess vision?
piedraven

Could be you just got mentally tired out. Happens to me.

DrSpudnik
putshort wrote:
#15 - You’re saying that pattern recognition is the same as chess vision?

No. These things reinforce each other but they are different.

putshort
So “Vision” is just reviewing your games?