Originally posted by plopzilla
I am new here and would appreciate some advice on my chess.
In OTB slow chess I can beat FIDE 2200+ players at the same time I lose horribly to 1400's.
At 6 years old I could beat strong adults then stopped and only got into chess again playing online 15 years later.
I play 15/30 games of correspondence chess at anyone time. I play 5 & 15min blitz ...[text shortened]... crazy goal which I would forget if it not for the results I have had against stronger players.
I have gone through your games. Based on my opinion you have the capability can beat a FIDE 2300 player although it might be in rare occasions. I beat a FIDE1800 about 20++ years ago. At that time my strength in chess was inferior than I'm today.
I have two opinions to offer. First, you have the capability to think deep if you get the right line of play. You can pull a surprise to your opponent and win. They were beaten with your surprise & complex attacking maneuver. Your weakness is you fail easily to capture the important line of play. You can be beaten even by a simple and direct attack. That explains why a player that is weaker than you can beat you.
Second, I think you put too much effort in attacking but pay little attention to your defense. Try to balance it up.
The way I do it is by looking at my defense first before going for an attack. The idea is this. You may not necessarily lose the game if you fail to capitalize the advantage that might come across. There might be the second chance in future that you can seize and capitalize it. On the other hand, more often you can be easily beaten if you fail to put a proper defense even only once.