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  1. 03 Jul '07 23:02
    I've been casually playing on http://chess.emrald.net/ the past few days. With a LOT of time, I can get the easier problems. But overall, most of the problems crush me. And the ones that I solve usually take me much longer than the expected amount of time. If I were to register and play consistently, I'd probably stabilize around a 1000 level or worse. I usually understand the solutions when I see them, and can't figure out how I could have missed them much of the time.

    How can I improve? Just plain practice, or something else? I think I only win games on this site because I've played low-ranking players so far and spent a lot of time analyzing positions. Thanks.
  2. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    03 Jul '07 23:29
    Originally posted by HolyT
    I've been casually playing on http://chess.emrald.net/ the past few days. With a LOT of time, I can get the easier problems. But overall, most of the problems crush me. And the ones that I solve usually take me much longer than the expected amount of time. If I were to register and play consistently, I'd probably stabilize around a 1000 level or worse. I ...[text shortened]... I've played low-ranking players so far and spent a lot of time analyzing positions. Thanks.
    by practice, practice, practice. I started from 1050 on CTS.