Looking to improve

ChessIsSimplyTheBest
I started playing chess seriously about 2 months ago, when I was rated 950. Right now I'm rated ~1300. I've been doing tactics and lessons on chess.com, but I'm looking to improve further. Does anyone have any tips on growing as a chess player?
MSteen

All you play is blitz and bullet. Mix in some slower games. Daily games are great because you can really think about what you're doing.

 

Susik_Gaboyan

https://chessmood.com/courses here you can improve from the openings to endgames happy.png

ChessIsSimplyTheBest
MSteen wrote:

All you play is blitz and bullet. Mix in some slower games. Daily games are great because you can really think about what you're doing.

 

10 minute games just work for me. Also, I'm 1400 in just 10 days! Practice pays off

ChessIsSimplyTheBest
Susik_Gaboyan wrote:

https://chessmood.com/courses here you can improve from the openings to endgames

Thanks, didn't expect an IM to respond lol

MonsieurKimchi
ChessIsSimplyTheBest wrote:
I started playing chess seriously about 2 months ago, when I was rated 950. Right now I'm rated ~1300. I've been doing tactics and lessons on chess.com, but I'm looking to improve further. Does anyone have any tips on growing as a chess player?

 

Play slower time controls; it will be a little tedious in the outset, but as you continue to play, you will become accustomed to it. Also, practise tactics on chesstempo.com or chess.com's tactics trainer. Once you reach the 1500 barrier, probably analysis of master's games would be appropriate. Don't delve too much into opening theory. Find a comfortable opening repertoire, and implement it in your games. 

Alternatively, you could learn about chess endgame, which I found was actually useful for my growth in the middlegame (primarily strategy based).

ChessIsSimplyTheBest
MonsieurKimchi wrote:
ChessIsSimplyTheBest wrote:
I started playing chess seriously about 2 months ago, when I was rated 950. Right now I'm rated ~1300. I've been doing tactics and lessons on chess.com, but I'm looking to improve further. Does anyone have any tips on growing as a chess player?

 

Play slower time controls; it will be a little tedious in the outset, but as you continue to play, you will become accustomed to it. Also, practise tactics on chesstempo.com or chess.com's tactics trainer. Once you reach the 1500 barrier, probably analysis of master's games would be appropriate. Don't delve too much into opening theory. Find a comfortable opening repertoire, and implement it in your games. 

Alternatively, you could learn about chess endgame, which I found was actually useful for my growth in the middlegame (primarily strategy based).

The strategy on chess.com are really useful, and it's really improving my middle game play. I've also studied a bunch of endgames. As far as openings, I've studied a few but haven't spent that much time on them as there's really no point right now.

Susik_Gaboyan

Hope I could help happy.png