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  1. 25 May '06 19:48
    yay 1400! (at least so far)

    any suggestions for keeping my rating above 1400?
  2. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    25 May '06 19:55
    Avoid losing.
  3. 25 May '06 21:37
    I am well on my way, over 1350 here on RHP. And I have a couple games that look like sure wins.
  4. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    25 May '06 22:22
    check all your pieces against forks, being en prise, being pinned, discovered attacks, double attacks, on every single move before pressing 'submit'. also check for simple mates. not dropping pieces should get you to 1600.

    don't do positional sac's, they'll just cost you material. only sac when you're absolutely sure you'll mate or get the material back.

    don't attack before you've developed all your pieces. unless you win material.

    be as agressive as safely possible. move with a threat if possible.
  5. 26 May '06 01:09
    Originally posted by LanndonKane
    yay 1400! (at least so far)

    any suggestions for keeping my rating above 1400?
    Go and look at one of the zillion threads with names like "1600"
  6. 26 May '06 19:37
    Originally posted by Bedlam
    Go and look at one of the zillion threads with names like "1600"
    too lazy