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  1. ZeoStar
    7 Hours Ago 12:59 PM
    Well I regained a bit. Ran into, not even kidding, 4 players doing scholars mate. The last one got me because it was a variation and tripped me up.

    I asked for some advice. Not much feedback, but oh well. One person responded.

    It's the opposite for me. When I get up material, I start retreating in the corner out fear I'll blunder and lose my winning position. It's dumb, but early formed habits are really hard to stop.
  2. ZeoStar
    1 Day Ago 3:18 PM
    That was quite a mood post. Disregard it because i'm way too stubborn to ever actually quit.

    I do need to start focusing on my games instead of looking up meme videos. I don't even remember if I'm playing white or black most of the time.

    I also don't know how to convert into a win. I've gotten ahead so many times in material just to be like "now what"?
  3. ZeoStar
    1 Day Ago 9:54 AM
    Yeah but back to where i started. Fell 100 points again. I might quit the hobby completely. not having fun anymore and it's just getting discouraging. Everyone I play also has been between 75-85% accuracy. I can't even get cut a break in the lower ratings. I think the lower ratings have gotten much more difficult. Everybody has access to infinite study material and it's no longer easier to 'just not hang pieces'. Even at sub 1,000.

    I might just say to hell with it and study a gambit or something. Might as well try and have fun if I keep going.
  4. tenfrogs
    2 Days Ago 10:09 PM
    I may have to see if Fairy can lend me a hand if they get some free time! My profile is a big ol' mess rn
  5. tenfrogs
    3 Days Ago 3:15 AM
    Your profile is so pretty :D You'll have to teach me how to spruce mine up someday!~
  6. ZeoStar
    4 Days Ago 4:01 PM
    Sort of. It's just that I have a goal and I hate seeing myself get pushed away from it instead of towards. I log on with the intention of furthering my goal, not setting it back. So I'm tempted to keep playing until I regain.

    I probably wouldn't be good at that either. Tournaments could be fun. The skill ceiling is insane so everybody would likely be on a different level. Maybe you could host daily games with people, like we did.

    I'm trying out the four knights opening. I did that when we played daily chess, but I had no idea how to actually play it out. Usually I bring my bishop out second. I seem to be rising in points again.
  7. ZeoStar
    5 Days Ago 7:43 PM
    No consistently here. Fell back to 930. Not horrible, but when I start losing I can't stop. I just keep playing obsessively until I get a win.

    I'm not even playing that bad. Almost everybody I came across today played with decent accuracy and little to no blunders. I guess it was an unlucky session. My games are getting shorter. I took a more aggressive approach.

    Funny enough, I thought of a chess club a while back but changed my mind. I have no idea what to do with those things. I made my club, had 5 or 6 members, the conversations went all over the place and were mostly single comments. And I put little effort into it as the host.

    I have no idea how to respond when the person just attacks my developing pieces with pawns, and only pushes pawns the entire time. I ran into so many players like that today. I have to retreat and end up crumbling.
  8. ZeoStar
    5 Days Ago 3:20 PM
    Yeah the speed of improvement after puzzles is different for everybody. I'm all the way at 960 now. I've been playing pretty well, but then again maybe the improvement has been coming for a while and now it's just taking place, like something clicked in my head.

    I'm not a fan of Hikaru. He goes way too fast. I can't follow a single thing he does. I'm straying from YouTube anyways. I feel like I'm doing better just figuring things out on my own. I'll return eventually to the youtube scene.

    Let me think on it. I have no consistency either, and my last club was a disaster. Even if not, I'll be the first sign up. (or i'll try).
  9. ZeoStar
    1 Week Ago 4:15 PM
    Apparently doing puzzles enough will cause tactics to start appearing on the board, like stuff you wouldn't spot otherwise. It's also a way to improve board vision. Which is why they are so highly regarded. Slowly but steadily hitting the 1,000 mark. I seem to be doing okay in the 900's now instead of being knocked right out.

    I liked this series. The grandmaster starting at bottom elo and working his way up while giving instruction.
  10. ZeoStar
    1 Week Ago 4:19 PM
    I'll probably be on lichess more when I hit 1,000 on I know I seem pretty fixated on this, but it's been a goal for over a year. I'm floating around the 900's again. Doing more puzzles than ever.

    Yeah they aren't really 'lessons'. A computer explains stuff to you and then you play the correct moves. Everybody learns different, so I guess it depends. I tried Gotham Chess but for some reason I play worse after watching his videos. Maybe I'm subconsciously trying to imitate him or something.
  11. Devalue
    1 Week Ago 9:12 AM
    Thanks. Hopes to serve the community well.
  12. Pikaboo
    1 Week Ago 5:57 AM
    Thank you!
  13. ZeoStar
    1 Week Ago 2:14 PM
    I'm still primarily on because I have a platinum membership, and might as well take advantage of the features. Also weird how it started me at 1500. I got checkmated after one mistake in the opening. Although regarding, they are pretty greedy. I'm already a second tier member, but still can't watch the videos without upgrading again.

    Your username is brilliant by the way.

    We should play bullet chess sometime for the hilarity.
  14. Flowerchild
    1 Week Ago 10:19 AM
  15. colours
    1 Week Ago 7:22 AM
    i really didnt feel like having individual flairs for each one of them so why not all three LOL

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