What is wrong with me?

abcx123

I'm having the same problems.

Maybe it's because i have a low rating.

I do not not play regularly enough.

Storiaron

Damn I have this myself at times. There is obiously the answer: go do more tactics, the more you do them the more instinctive your moves will be.(not saying you will find excelent moves without concentrating, but you will definitely avoid horrible moves more)Plus it's the main source of practice on our level anyway so 2 birds with one stone i guess. 

 

The other answer is, hell yes. Take a break. Go play on other sites, where you aren't frustrated by losing points, and come back when you "feel good" again. 

 

The ooooother answer is: generally you should play rapid when you are a beginner, it's just better for beginners. 

kindaspongey
Andec25 wrote:

... yesterday, 1-9-1, ...

"..., you have to make a decision: have tons of fun playing blitz (without learning much), or be serious and play with longer time controls so you can actually think.
One isn't better than another. Having fun playing bullet is great stuff, while 3-0 and 5-0 are also ways to get your pulse pounding and blood pressure leaping off the charts. But will you become a good player? Most likely not.
Of course, you can do both (long and fast games), ..." - IM Jeremy Silman (June 9, 2016)
https://www.chess.com/article/view/longer-time-controls-are-more-instructive

abcx123

thank you for the advice.

kindaspongey
notmtwain wrote:

... “P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.” 

Flowers for Algernon

Kamilotka

Study chess books is very good teacher. And Study taktice puzzles.

Kamilotka

Study taktics.

Musikamole

My rating went up when I did two things, played slower and did tactics puzzles. I stopped playing blitz and played only 15 10 standard. It gave me more time to think. Gave me a chance to see more tactics and mates. Playing slower will improve your blitz, but only playing blitz will make your chess worse. 

Tournament players spend several hours playing one game! That gives them the time to do many things, develop middle game plans, calculate deep on critical positions, calculate even deeper during the endgame phase, where one slip can cost you the game. 

After all that thinking spent per game, they develop skills that transfer to faster time controls. 

I was a band teacher. I had my students practice scales very slowly, so that they didn't practice mistakes, didn't develop poor technique. Same with chess, play slower, work really hard on removing one move blunders first. Be as precise as possible on calculating captures. Over time, all of these things will become faster, and you will then play blitz with much greater accuracy. Just like my students playing scales at fast tempos, they had to start slow and build up their speed. 

kindaspongey

https://www.chess.com/article/view/study-plan-directory
"... In order to maximize the benefits of [theory and practice], these two should be approached in a balanced manner. ... Play as many slow games (60 5 or preferably slower) as possible, ... The other side of improvement is theory. ... This can be reading books, taking lessons, watching videos, doing problems on software, etc. ..." - NM Dan Heisman (2002)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627084053/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman19.pdf
"... If it’s instruction, you look for an author that addresses players at your level (buying something that’s too advanced won’t help you at all). This means that a classic book that is revered by many people might not be useful for you. ..." - IM Jeremy Silman (2015)
https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-chess-books-ever
Here are some reading possibilities that I often mention:
Simple Attacking Plans by Fred Wilson (2012)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708090402/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review874.pdf
http://dev.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/Simple-Attacking-Plans-77p3731.htm
Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev (1957)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708104437/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/logichess.pdf
The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Irving Chernev (1965)
https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/most-instructive-games-of-chess-ever-played/
Winning Chess by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld (1948)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708093415/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review919.pdf
Back to Basics: Tactics by Dan Heisman (2007)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708233537/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review585.pdf
https://www.chess.com/article/view/book-review-back-to-basics-tactics
Discovering Chess Openings by GM John Emms (2006)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627114655/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen91.pdf
Openings for Amateurs by Pete Tamburro (2014)
http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2014/05/review-of-pete-tamburros-openings-for.html
https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/openings-for-amateurs/
https://www.mongoosepress.com/catalog/excerpts/openings_amateurs.pdf
Chess Endgames for Kids by Karsten Müller (2015)
https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/chess-endgames-for-kids/
http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/Chess_Endgames_for_Kids.pdf
A Guide to Chess Improvement by Dan Heisman (2010)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708105628/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review781.pdf
Studying Chess Made Easy by Andrew Soltis (2009)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708090448/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review750.pdf
Seirawan stuff:
http://seagaard.dk/review/eng/bo_beginner/ev_winning_chess.asp?KATID=BO&ID=BO-Beginner
http://www.nystar.com/tamarkin/review1.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627132508/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen173.pdf
https://www.chess.com/article/view/book-review-winning-chess-endings
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708092617/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review560.pdf

ghost_of_pushwood
kindaspongey wrote:
notmtwain wrote:

... “P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.” 

Flowers for Algernon

lol  And so a wry reference becomes the answer to some quiz...

notmtwain
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:
kindaspongey wrote:
notmtwain wrote:

... “P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.” 

Flowers for Algernon

lol  And so a wry reference becomes the answer to some quiz...

I was pleased that anyone got the reference.

OliverY23

Play longer games. Obviously.

WSama

Might be an allergy. d4 makes the board look rectangular to me.

"Put it back dammit - psychic beam"

najdorf96

Indeed. Your main problem is that you correlate your wins & losses as part of your play. It's only cool if you just simply enjoy playing, it's another thing if it starts to wear on your mind (thinking of only your overall record). True, wins & losses reflect most of one's skill, experience, mindset (in real-time) but get over that and I promise your play will get better. (ps extra studying time would help too) best wishes

Bugulugu

It have to do a lot with the mood.

Bugulugu

It have to do a lot with the mood.

Bugulugu

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