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  1. 16 Jan '14 16:25
    I play G/15 on the ICC.

    Two years ago I got to 1958. since then I have fallen 250 points.I play well for a few games and then it falls apart.I miss simple tactics.Even when I play well, time gets me. I have tried different openings.

    I understand we all have limits on talent. however, there must be ways to get better at G/15.

    any ideas or experiences?
  2. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    16 Jan '14 16:54
    Originally posted by Jfc74
    I play G/15 on the ICC.

    Two years ago I got to 1958. since then I have fallen 250 points.I play well for a few games and then it falls apart.I miss simple tactics.Even when I play well, time gets me. I have tried different openings.

    I understand we all have limits on talent. however, there must be ways to get better at G/15.

    any ideas or experiences?
    What is G/15?
  3. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    16 Jan '14 17:39
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    What is G/15?
    Game in 15 mins, each player has 15 min on their timer.
  4. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    16 Jan '14 18:50
    Originally posted by Jfc74
    I play G/15 on the ICC.

    Two years ago I got to 1958. since then I have fallen 250 points.I play well for a few games and then it falls apart.I miss simple tactics.Even when I play well, time gets me. I have tried different openings.

    I understand we all have limits on talent. however, there must be ways to get better at G/15.

    any ideas or experiences?
    I have the same problem. I put 300 points on my rating the other day. Today, can't win a game. Chess is a bitch. All i can suggest is tactics training, it does help eventually..
  5. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    25 Jan '14 12:46
    Originally posted by Jfc74
    I play G/15 on the ICC.

    Two years ago I got to 1958. since then I have fallen 250 points.I play well for a few games and then it falls apart.I miss simple tactics.Even when I play well, time gets me. I have tried different openings.

    I understand we all have limits on talent. however, there must be ways to get better at G/15.

    any ideas or experiences?
    My peak in chess was the lower 1800's but, can offer 3 things:

    1. Balance your study and playing time, you'll need both in order to improve.

    2. Don't carry a large game load. 6-20 games should be enough.

    3. Don't blame yourself if your not doing well, it's part of the process.