Improving rating

BigLeafPJ

Hello,

I am currently rated 1320 in blitz and I really want to get to 1600. I know I can do it but for some reason I am loosing too many games! Last week I was at 1457 and could easily take on any 1300s player and defeat them. But now I am stuck. I am much much better at slower time controls but blitz is very hard for me. I am really frustrated right now! Can someone please tell me things I can do to improve and reach 1600 soon

arshiyaagt

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Bgabor91

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LeeEuler

I suggest playing only a fixed number of games a day so that all your focus is on those games. That and of course practice tactics since 90% of blitz games from people around our level are determined by them. Good luck with your chess!

Cool_Prakhar
I can help as I come from a similar rating range and I am 1600.
XxDarkKnight402xX

I would suggest you drop blitz until you hit at least 1600-1650 on rapid time controls. I would suggest the following:

1) You know some lines for white and black if you don't know some already. Lines that you know how to play and know the basic ideas of. This will translate into you wasting less time in the beginning, and having more time to think in critical positions later down the line.

2) Tactics- Use the tactics trainer here, but also do chesstempo's tactics for standard rating. Don't worry about the time. The exercise here is to develop the habit of calculating lines 3+ moves deep with no problem, so that you can do it faster and faster later down the line as you get used to it. So this tip deals with both TACTICS and CALCULATION habits.

3) Endgame-Learn your basic endgames. Learn Rook and pawn endgames fairly well, know what should be a draw and what shouldn't be. I recommend Silman's Complete Endgame Course, which is what I used. 

4) Middlegame-I myself am still working on this one. You need to know middlegame logic and what questions to ask yourself. What piece of mine is the least active? Where should I move it. What are my candidate moves? What is my opponent's plan? What is my plan?

5) No bullet if you're serious and want to improve. Blitz at least has some use to get a feel for openings, but one can only get good at blitz, especially if it is increment, if one first is good in some form with slower time controls.

Good luck, I'm no expert but that's what I did to get to my rating right now. Let me know if you have any more questions, since I probably forgot something

BigLeafPJ
XxDarkKnight402xX wrote:

I would suggest you drop blitz until you hit at least 1600-1650 on rapid time controls. I would suggest the following:

1) You know some lines for white and black if you don't know some already. Lines that you know how to play and know the basic ideas of. This will translate into you wasting less time in the beginning, and having more time to think in critical positions later down the line.

2) Tactics- Use the tactics trainer here, but also do chesstempo's tactics for standard rating. Don't worry about the time. The exercise here is to develop the habit of calculating lines 3+ moves deep with no problem, so that you can do it faster and faster later down the line as you get used to it. So this tip deals with both TACTICS and CALCULATION habits.

3) Endgame-Learn your basic endgames. Learn Rook and pawn endgames fairly well, know what should be a draw and what shouldn't be. I recommend Silman's Complete Endgame Course, which is what I used. 

4) Middlegame-I myself am still working on this one. You need to know middlegame logic and what questions to ask yourself. What piece of mine is the least active? Where should I move it. What are my candidate moves? What is my opponent's plan? What is my plan?

5) No bullet if you're serious and want to improve. Blitz at least has some use to get a feel for openings, but one can only get good at blitz, especially if it is increment, if one first is good in some form with slower time controls.

Good luck, I'm no expert but that's what I did to get to my rating right now. Let me know if you have any more questions, since I probably forgot something

The problem I have is in blitz. In rapid and standard times I can find tactics, solve middle games, endgames, pretty well. That's why I have a high daily rating on chess.com. I am gonna try and make a repertoire. I know a few openings but I don't know deep lines of them. Thanks for your help

XxDarkKnight402xX

I recommend against making a complete repertoire at your rating, I haven't even gotten close to doing that, although I get closer and closer. So basically, I feel your time would be utilized better doing other activities that will give you more rating yield. Honestly, I would stress tactics and chesstempo above all else, since tactical shots will win you the majority of games, but once again that is just my opinion. And yeah no problem, I like to provide advice to people when I can, and only wish for people higher rated than me to do the same (without having to pay lol)

Susik_Gaboyan

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BigLeafPJ

Wow Thank yo so much!! I did not know that website existed happy.png

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Anonymous_Dragon

According to my logic ...one is always 100 or 200 rating points lower in blitz than what he is in rapid...since rapid allows you that additional time frame to concentrate whereas bullet doesn't. 

I would suggest you to focus on rapid first.....get to 1600 and then aim for 1300 in blitz....