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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    01 Dec '07 11:37
    I just passed 3000 tries within a year, improving by 400 points (1500 high)
  2. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    01 Dec '07 13:26
    98,187 tries, 1650 at 90%, started from 1050 as a complete beginner two years ago.
  3. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    01 Dec '07 13:41
    1650 is very high rating there. I don't know how can you be "bad" at blitz then, probably with some more blitz games you would start to improve very rapidly?

    I am stuck at the same place on CTS because of very low RD now.
    Two succeses, one failure and you are on the same
  4. 01 Dec '07 17:14 / 1 edit
    1492 after 4037 tries now, usually oscillate between 1470 and 1500. I was probably in the low 1400s when I started. Made it to 1540 once when my RD was high!
  5. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    01 Dec '07 17:18 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    1650 is very high rating there. I don't know how can you be "bad" at blitz then, probably with some more blitz games you would start to improve very rapidly?

    I am stuck at the same place on CTS because of very low RD now.
    Two succeses, one failure and you are on the same
    too much training, too little playing.

    my guess is I just don't know my openings like I should, and my technique is crappy. I can usually win a piece or two because I spot tactics well, but still manage to lose because I commit some beginner mistake and get mated, drop the queen or just blatantly misplay the endings. it all comes down to experience, or lack of it to be precise. I can think my way through all these things in slow games, but in blitz there's no time. I should know there's that nasty check on that open line even without looking, but I'm still in the phase where I have to look before I spot it. and if I forget to look, I get surprised over and over again.


    RD doesn't affect your rating. if you perform better than your rating suggests, your rating rises very quickly even with a low RD. you can peak high with a big RD, but if you can't keep the high rating it was just a statistical anomaly.
  6. 02 Dec '07 07:04 / 1 edit
    Funny to note that I know someone living in the same town with a FIDE elo of 2000+ with lower (now) CTS rating than wormwood

    Here's the link to his tactics page.
    http://chess.emrald.net/tProfile.php?TacID=7701

    Here's his FIDE card.
    http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.phtml?event=5702461

    The only memorable thing about him is that he once beat the World Police chess champion.
  7. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    02 Dec '07 12:44
    Originally posted by Papyn Chase
    Funny to note that I know someone living in the same town with a FIDE elo of 2000+ with lower (now) CTS rating than wormwood

    Here's the link to his tactics page.
    http://chess.emrald.net/tProfile.php?TacID=7701

    Here's his FIDE card.
    http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.phtml?event=5702461

    The only memorable thing about him is that he once beat the World Police chess champion.
    of rhp people only korch and jusuh do better than me, as far as I know...