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.