You study opening theory, you study middlegame theory, tactics and endgame theory and you practice a lot. I used to beat everyone when i was little thus never studied chess theory, then you face federated players and you regret never having studied...
>>7758971 >>7758990 >>7758992 from playing another game competitively, I'd say playing a lot is not enough. You know that friend who plays dota or lol every single day but can't get out of whatever division? Well that's the same in chess. You could play every single day and not get much better. What you need is to analyze your mistakes and when you practice, to practice on getting better in those areas.
I'm not good at chess, but if I had to identify an obvious mistake that I make consistently, it would be that in the middle-game I tend to let myself go and not try to plan much longer ahead. I remember very clearly games where I didn't make this mistake and they went much much better than usual.
Playing with players of your level or slightly above you will highlight your worst mistakes (because they're the easiest to pick on for your opponent). Playing against much stronger people will probably teach you nothing, just like playing againt people who know jack shit.
As i used to be a chess player i can tell you that if you want to become an actual player you should want to go to a chess club or get a teacher, now if you want to become a casual good player i can think of what you need to do: -learn openings from both sides, the more you learn the better you will get (a lot of people just manage two openings one for each side) -as there are a lot variations of the openings you either play the theory or try to outplay it, so try to get better at solving problems -chesse, try to learn a lot of gambits of the positions of your openings -if you want to get better at getting an advatange you could try to solve chess problems, start with the easy ones like "White mates in 2 moves", i cant tell you that an advantage for casual players its one piece, but an advantage can be also a position, a winning final. -Finals, you might want to take a look at this when you are a better player, there are a lot of postions that are decided by times, or pawns positions so if you have the same pieces of your oponent you will know when its a draw, lose or win position (try to take a look at the concept "oposition" or "losing times". If you are a basic player you can try to rely on your oponent's error. YOU HAVE TO learn the basic endings like king-queen mate king-rook mate king-pawn king-bishop-knight - its difficult to be a good chess player, this is like the most basic stuff you need to be a player, i played for 4 years and train with IM's MN's, i've was able to qualify for one national tournament and played against the best in my country, i wasnt even close with the best ones, even thought i trained and played with them before.
~1800 uscf rating here, here's what you should do >play a lot >do tactic problems >learn basic shit like mating with a rook and king >learn basic opening rules (dont move your queen to much, develop pieces, castle etc) >learn basic stuff about evaluating a position (doubled pawns etc) if you are a beginner most of your games will be decided by "who hangs more pieces" so you don't need to memorize shit
>>7758894 Chess rating 1200. Been playing since i was 14(27 now, Dont play much anymore) Play alot, you learn from your mistakes, study openings and endings, learning to control the center is something better learned by playing better players until your rating is over 1000. Study the queens gambit, the french, and kings openings to start, if you are less the 1k these will be common games in chess clubs, for fun as well as tourneys. Other than that, you have to figure out what makes it easier for you to study. All ppl are different. It took me 221 games to beat my dad, who is 1400 average. And Have a good time.
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