Originally posted by grit
What is wrong with me?
I am NOT a dummy, but what is wrong? I have book after book on tactics and on strategy.
But look at my record on rhp. Lost lost lost etc.On another site I got up to 1500 then fell back down to 1390.
I am discouraged and mad with myself.
Greenpawn, where are you???????
Hi Grit, it's good to see that you're still enjoying this wonderful game of chess, but sorry to hear of your frustration.
My two cents, for what it's worth:
Your biggest roadblock is that you're still making way too many one-move blunders. (Nothing new here, it's just what Greenpawn and others have noticed.)
Put all of your books off to the side. For now, leave them alone, don't even touch them. 🙂
Write the following down on a piece of paper: "Every move, time permitting, I will check all checks, captures, and threats of my move and my opponent's move in reply. I will do this on every move, without fail."
Now put that paper next to your PC monitor or your chessboard, whichever one you are using. Then just try that for a few weeks, see if it helps your game.
Keep the faith!