My Rating is Going Lower & Lower . . . How Low Will it GO? . . .

DENVERHIGH

I welcome comments and thoughts by all you members.

I always envy those with a 1700 + to 1800 rating. Those with 1200 I wish I could help them.

I am around 1430 now, maybe. . .

Seems I heard that God helps those that help themselves. . .

The climb up is too slow. I was once over 1600 only to be brought back to reality. . .

If I play players lower than me I climb up but that means I am not playing some one higher and that means they are stronger than me. I do not like to go lower in rating. . . .

Seem that I don't have a plan in the midgame. I just react and hope I make the right moves to end up in a good endgame for me or to mate my opponent before the end. . . .

I put my personal goals on a post and so has other chess.com members. We review them after January 1 .  . .

I am not doing so good on bowling either . . .

I come to the conclusion that my age has something to do with it . . .

I'm going to be 82 in the coming December . . .

If I'm in the 1300's i will quit playing chess and give away my dozens of chess set and a few clocks . . .

Bye for now . . .


DENVERHIGH

The end is near my friends . . .

                        DENVER

DENVERHIGH

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willitrhyme

I'm on a downward spiral myself at Daily Chess ... guess it'll go as low until I will encounter players again who in turn envy ME for my rating! A cycle of strife and pride, fueled by the rating system.

hisokaxhunter

I suggest u practice from reverse. when u know what kind of endgame u like, choose middle and opening suit to it

Grandpa_patzer

I just  consider myself a wood pusher. I play primarily for fun or to kill time.  I have really begun to enjoy the Puzzule Rush. Too much worry about ratings is a pain in the neck.

darkkitty2
I just started chess.com and my rating keeps on dropping
darkkitty2
It’s pretty annoying
torrubirubi

I would say that a key to improvement is to take the analysis seriously.  Most of us make a blunder check, if at all. This means that we are not able to determine the weak points in our game  and consequently we will not able to work specifically to improve in those specific aspects of the game.

The second factor is that most of us don't care much about games ( in our openings ) played between strong players.  I know from players who got strong basically by going through hundreds of games daily in their openings. Which are the plans, tricks, key ideas in positions with a certain structure, which  pieces to keep or to exchange? And  so on. It is an illusion to think we will improve just by playing a lot of games. 

aryan_yeluri
Yay it sucks
DENVERHIGH

Im not starting any new games until my current 10 end . . .