Originally posted by ivan2908Well, obviously, part of the answer would probably be: play less games then you do now
As I stated in my profile I can't focus on chess. I recently took a little break from chess (maybe for a month) and now I am underperforming severly, I think I play for at least 300-400 points worse than my standard. I have a friend (also playing on this site) and I regulary play OTB with him. He plays at 1300-1400 level. Our match results used to be as bad ...[text shortened]...
It is very frustrating to play at this level after so much time and effort I put into chess.
Originally posted by Dragon Firefrom what I understand, he already has taken a break and now is facing the consequences
Take a break! You know you want to!