Originally posted by CreepingDeath
My next goal is to get to 1300. What is the best way?
Copying ans pasting what I already said on another thread:
I think that for the time being you could get by with some opening principles type of play and studying tactics. One other thing that you could do is to look for some opening moves on the internet: http://www.chesslive.de/ but I don't think that memorising or playing moves that you don't understand right away is very good for your game. Other players here, higher rated than I am will tell you different and given that they are higher rated than me they obviously know things I don't know.
But what really you can't be without if you want to get better at chess is knowing tactics : http://www.chesstactics.org/ this site is one of the bests I know of in the department of explaining tactics. You should first learn the tactical motifs, then learn to recognise them in games and after try to force them into your games.
One other thing that you should think about is to join Personal Chess Training. This is a helping experience that is ongoing on this site and is really helping a lot of people.
Edit: some more links
http://www.chesscafe.com/archives/archives.htm#Novice%20Nook In it you'll find lots of good articles. I'd reccomend:
The Fundamental Theorem of Safety and Activity
Chess Principles and Common Sense
Activity is the Real Goal
The Principle of Tactical Dominance
Reviewing Chess Games
Improving Analysis Skills
Learning Opening Lines & Ideas
Break Moves: Opening Lines to Increase Mobility
Analysis and Evaluation