How to get to 1000+ rating???

Nathan1011

I've been stuck in the 900's for quite a while. I'm wondering how long it took you guys to get to 1000+ rating? (Assuming you even dropped down to that rating because all new players start at 1200). Any book recommendations, openings, tactics, etc. would be great. Thanks in advance!

flatters1

Much of what you will read will be true, but for me simplification keeps me safe in the early parts of the game.  Just record and memorize the first 4 or five moves you KNOW won't lose you pieces,  Then focus on the center and NEVER rush moves in standard chess so you catch blunders theirs and yours. As your confidence increases with wins you can deal with more complexity.  Just my view...  Good luck!

NimzoRoy

You're 14 and have plenty of time left to improve. Maybe a few of my blogs (or more) will help. Dan Heisman and Jeremy Silman, who are also members here have written a lot of articles to help beginners improve their game

http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/endgame-faqs?_domain=old_blog_host&_parent=old_frontend_blog_view

http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/beginner-chess-book-recommendations

http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/chess-opening-principles?_domain=old_blog_host&_parent=old_frontend_blog_view

i_r_n00b

pick about 3 basic openings. two for e4 as black and white, 1 for d4 as black , and then go see a few grandmaster games, just to get a feel for the position.  (i suggest italian game for white and black, and queen gambit declined for black against d4. e4 is good  for beginning players as white for learning chess)

then go train tactics, which will massively increase your ability at the below site or any site that trains tacts. if you get a premium here, u can use that, but below is free.

http://chesstempo.com/chess-tactics.html

I assume you know basic endgame skills, mating with two rooks or two queens. fancy endgame skills can be learned later, at this point surviving the middlegame is probably important.

you need to then play games and look over your mistakes, to target key  areas. if you are dropping pieces, try to avoid that. if you get creamed in the opening, find better lines and understand why the lines are better. for your level, developing pieces, and having central control is important.

i looked over a few of your games, and i would like to add that you sometimes waste moving the same piece around in the opening too much. also, it seems like you do not know the "attractive" places that your pieces like to be.

Nathan1011

i_r_n00b: I thought I was the one playing the white pieces?

Melvernboy: I hope it takes me that same amount of time to reach 1000+.

NimzoRoy: Thank you so much for the links!

Flatters: I do make quite a few blunders, some costing me the game.

jfiquett

What time control do you play?

Regardless, the answer is most certainly tactics.

Nathan1011

I play blitz 10 minutes.

NimzoRoy
Nathan1011 wrote:

I play blitz 10 minutes.

The slower the TL the more you'll improve. Try playing a few online games if you can stand playing that slow. If you join a few clubs here some of the bigger ones play many matches and some of them are "class" events in which you can compete vs players about your own rating. There are also some class tnmts here you could enter.

EricFleet

My son started playing seriously 9 months ago. At lowest rating he was 990 or so, and recently crossed 1300 on chess.com. I've been working with him on many parts of the game, gone through a few books with him, and recently started him with an IM for a coach.

My advice: Play 15/10 or slower. Learn principles of opening. Study a middlegame book or two. Find someone to go over your games with you to show you what you did wrong. Stay away from computer analyzing.

I am mixed on opening theory. Study it or don't study it... not a big deal if you are doing the other items.

theluegar

very helpfull 

vhin-1983
Nathan1011 wrote:

I've been stuck in the 900's for quite a while. I'm wondering how long it took you guys to get to 1000+ rating? (Assuming you even dropped down to that rating because all new players start at 1200). Any book recommendations, openings, tactics, etc. would be great. Thanks in advance!

Solving Tactics is the key. If you have time read books. Any book. You must also have a chess program or chess software,

Nathan1011

 Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who gave me helpful tips....I finally reached 1000!!! 

fischerrook
Nathan1011 wrote:

 Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who gave me helpful tips....I finally reached 1000!!! 

Sounds like those blogs worked their magic. Sometimes the information needs to marinate for about ten years, then it hits you. 

deepikanarayanan

Nathan1011 wrote:

I've been stuck in the 900's for quite a while. I'm wondering how long it took you guys to get to 1000+ rating? (Assuming you even dropped down to that rating because all new players start at 1200). Any book recommendations, openings, tactics, etc. would be great. Thanks in advance!

Iam want rating 1111

deepikanarayanan

Nathan1011 wrote:

I've been stuck in the 900's for quite a while. I'm wondering how long it took you guys to get to 1000+ rating? (Assuming you even dropped down to that rating because all new players start at 1200). Any book recommendations, openings, tactics, etc. would be great. Thanks in advance!

Iam want rating 1111

deepikanarayanan

i_r_n00b wrote:

pick about 3 basic openings. two for e4 as black and white, 1 for d4 as black , and then go see a few grandmaster games, just to get a feel for the position.  (i suggest italian game for white and black, and queen gambit declined for black against d4. e4 is good  for beginning players as white for learning chess)

then go train tactics, which will massively increase your ability at the below site or any site that trains tacts. if you get a premium here, u can use that, but below is free.

http://chesstempo.com/chess-tactics.html

I assume you know basic endgame skills, mating with two rooks or two queens. fancy endgame skills can be learned later, at this point surviving the middlegame is probably important.

you need to then play games and look over your mistakes, to target key  areas. if you are dropping pieces, try to avoid that. if you get creamed in the opening, find better lines and understand why the lines are better. for your level, developing pieces, and having central control is important.

i looked over a few of your games, and i would like to add that you sometimes waste moving the same piece around in the opening too much. also, it seems like you do not know the "attractive" places that your pieces like to be.

yes

Mind_o_Reader
Nathan1011 wrote:

I've been stuck in the 900's for quite a while. I'm wondering how long it took you guys to get to 1000+ rating? (Assuming you even dropped down to that rating because all new players start at 1200). Any book recommendations, openings, tactics, etc. would be great. Thanks in advance!

 

Same here, I feel you. I was stuck around 1000 for quite a while. I found that its often a combination of things at around this level.

I put together a detailed guide on kind of what to expect at each elo level check it out: https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-players/from-a-500-elo-beginner-to-a-2000-elo-expert

solflores

Play slower, and do tactics until you see significant improvement - then go back to blitztongue.png

LAgnew

I suggest panic.  That's what I do.  Short of that, bribe your opponent..  Also, everything else that has been said.  

LAgnew

If you are playing BlitZ, try to stay slightly ahead of your opponents time.  It takes the pressure off.