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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov teaches the 2 important ideas (chess rules) that will improve your rating drastically and help you reach 2000 Elo rating and beyond in no time.
The main problem with most chess players is that they start learning some ideas in chess, they make some progress, and reach a rating between 1400-1800. But after that certain level, they can’t progress any further and are stuck at that rating level. Their ratings go up and down a little bit, but they remain in that level.
Recently, GM Smirnov has been analyzing the results and the progress of the RCA students who increased their ratings drastically, and he found that these 2 ideas helped them make a breakthrough in their chess progress.
00:00 2 Ideas to Double Your Chess Rating
00:26 Stuck at 1400-1800 Rating? How to progress?
01:04 Pursuing an idea and wishing it works
03:21 1) How to go forward & attack the opponent
04:15 2) Golden Rule of Attack in Chess
08:00 Secret to reach 2000 chess rating
10:02 Can you find the winning move?
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Qf7 check Kh8, Qf8 check, Rxf8, Rxf8 mate
You mention going forward with your pieces as something good to do. But when do you start going forward with pawns? Is that just in the endgame? Or is it something that you like to do as soon as possible
Hey Handsome. Another great video. I saw the rook move. Keep up the good work. I am using your suggestions and raising my rating slowly.
1. Use an engine
2. Let the chess speak for itself
i am 1960 bullet and 1964 rapid, will let you know if this works
Doesn't pawn on B4 forks the knights?
Thank you, I actually doubled my ELO in a day!!
My current ELO is 0
My personal trick in chess is to think what my opponent could reply after the move I'm thinking of, or if the move somehow forces him/her to make a specific move ( for example, attacking his king with a queen or a horse .. )
Step 1: Win
Step 2: Don't Lose
Attacking the bishop was my first intuiton and would go from there but I would not see the the checkmate in 3. How can I practice on that?
Great thank you very much !
puzzle : Queen F7 -> King H8 -> Queen F8 -> B Rook F8 -> W Rook F8
So what I understood :
1. Don't head down to a strat and keep being open minded and adaptative
2. Always check for counter attacks instead of backing ("attack is the best defense" Anonymous)
from another of your videos :
3. Trade for trade is a bad move, trade must be relevant in a way
4. Try adding the one more threat before performing your plan ("the straw that broke the camel's back" Anonymous)
And I will add some more for beginners :
5. Rethink every good idea in case you would be missing a better one
6. Don't let you being intimidated by a menacing move, as your emotional will gain the upper hand over your intellect, stay focus and unaffected
This is true. I read the rules, and now have 4000 rating.
sac da quen
Let me summarize for y'all: Higher rating comes with better calculation.
Also, tbh screw a rating unless you play semi-professional or professional tournaments. Just win games and analyze both your games and those of higher rated players. Be patient. Like, really patient. It'll pay off and is fun.
Is 1000 considered the most common intermediate rating? I went to one in person tournament when I was between 1200 and 1300 and got blocked with 3 children who all beat me. It was demoralizing. However Noone who I know who casually plays can best me
ok but wasn't there a forced mate in the 2nd example?
knight f5! i saw it in two seconds im a genius! ….ooo o ok im not🥲
Me being 1600
My mind: imma be the next Stockfish with 3200
wow, self promotion and useless motivational memes. where do I send my checks?
W Queen F7 check
B King H8
W Queen F8 check
B Rook F8 take Queen
W Rook F8 checkmate
I can't get above 1200 on lichess. I'm just a shockingly weak wood pusher.
Easiest way it so buy a secret anal bead.
its all about forced moves even if you have mate plan just keep playing forced moves
Buy a copy of Jeremy Silman's book – How to Reassess Your Chess. It took me 3 months to carefully work through every problem with a GUI and after that my rating broke 2000 in a short space of time. Even going to 2248 on evil bullet chess. I wouldn't recommend playing bullet a great deal, you're only fooling yourself. It is fun, but doesn't teach you much.
Final puzzle looks to me (as a chess noob) :
W: Queen to f7 defended by the rook on f1
B: King has to move to h8
W: Queen to f8, still defended by f1 rook
B: Can only take the queen with rook h1 to f8
W: Rook f1 takes rook on f8
B: is checkmated
We should show magnus carlsen this video. He'll be 5500 rated in no time
ez: Df7 – Kh8, Df8+ – Txf8, Txf8#
happy to get all the moves correct
White Q to f7 check, black K moves back to H8, then q to F8, rook takes Queen then white rook to F8 check mate
Winning move for white- move queen to check king in back rank, let rook take queen, then white capture back with rook
Engines Pondering in 0.2 seconds
Ponder means thinking in opponents turn. Please for god sake beginners, Think of next move and do mate puzzles. Get a life in the opening.
Qf7, Kh8, Qf8, Rxf8, Rxf8#
Wasn't b4 just straight up winning a knight in second puzzle, I mean if we can eliminate even one piece before attacking it is only gonna help us isn't it.
My first idea was rook b6 and swinging it over to h6 but I did not even notice the sacrifice that was awesome. Good advice sometimes we always tunnel vision on a plan even if it's not meant to be
Super helpful, thank you for the content
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Cant you just go qf7 check then after rook take queen its rook d8 mate?
Qf7 qf8 rxf8
I am looking to break 1000
There's a phrase repeated several times in this video that I can't hear properly – first instance at about 6.03. It sounds a bit like 'pawns half the board.' I've slowed it down, but I still can't understand it.
The first idea that popped in my head was …Nf5 d5 Nh4 gxh4 and Rb6 Lol
Why not play pawn b4? 6:40
Qf7+ kh8 Qf8+ rxf8 Rxf8#
POV: Magnus Carlsen watches that video and pushes 2 5000 ELO