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Why am I losing all the sudden?

shaniac
tannguyen1991 wrote:

This was a helpful thread when reading it, glad that your game is improving again shaniac. Just don't be taking long breaks again from the great game! 

Thank you. I'm still learning. I hit 700 the other day, but then started trying to learn a some new strategies and since I don't have it fully worked out, I went down below 600. But I'm finding it so much more fun not paying attention to rating. I'm never going to be a GM, or even a beginner tournament player...so rating doesn't mean much except matching me with people of equal skill. I've been playing a ton almost every day.  I only quit playing because I had kids and started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...or human chess as we call it. Earned a Black Belt 6 yrs ago though. But it took my time away from the game and then I just kinda forgot about it. Glad to be back and glad the thread was helpful...it was helpful for me too.

shaniac

It was fun revisiting this thread. According to the analysis, it's not my best game...but I hate early Queen spammers, so I felt like I stopped it and controlled the whole game. Yes, I see in the analysis better moves but it's still fun to beat the early Queens. I'm black....

 

shaniac

My rating took a dive while I tried to practice only using fundamentals like this video...but it's on it's way back up. I've been trying to get my opening pawn, queens and bishops out, Castle as early as possible, create escape square, rooks to the middle and random pawn move. I find it working a lot but I don't see everything he does.  https://youtu.be/WPmbUXQloHs

claviculaRIS
shaniac wrote:

It was fun revisiting this thread. According to the analysis, it's not my best game...but I hate early Queen spammers, so I felt like I stopped it and controlled the whole game. Yes, I see in the analysis better moves but it's still fun to beat the early Queens. I'm black....

 

To avoid completely dealing with queen spammers, you can just try to learn and using French Defense as Black..

It works well for me at least..

shaniac
claviculaRIS wrote:
shaniac wrote:

It was fun revisiting this thread. According to the analysis, it's not my best game...but I hate early Queen spammers, so I felt like I stopped it and controlled the whole game. Yes, I see in the analysis better moves but it's still fun to beat the early Queens. I'm black....

 

To avoid completely dealing with queen spammers, you can just try to learn and using French Defense as Black..

It works well for me at least..

Thanks, I need to learn openings defenses all together, but the method I used usually stops people at my rating level. I know it won't stop 1000+, but I'm learning these defenses (he doesn't call any of them "the French") and they are advanced ideas. I bring out the knight closest to the queen when she makes her move, but I just rewatched and he brings out the opposite. I need to memorize why. https://youtu.be/cY9zitJFglc