Originally posted by deathandrugby
I know I am a weak player, but simply setting up the pieces for the first 10 moves bores me. I need openings that involve fireworks from the very beginning. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated for my ADHD ridden brain.
Try to play black in at least 50% of your games.
Learn tactics & basic strategy, but concentrate on tactics.
Practice some endgames with a view of understanding how the individual pieces move & can be used in harmony in a pretty empty board.
Also, don't resign early. Play until the bitter end and against slightly better players, say 1350-1450 & see how they finish you off when they go ahead.
Try not to make 1 mistake after another though - if you lose a piece or whatever, try to consolidate.
Always ask yourself "why did he just make that move?"
Assess the situation asking yourself:
1) What threats do I now face
2) What threats do I pose?
3) Can I force a move that improves my attacking potential?
That's very basic (as it can only really be) but hope it helps.