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  1. 05 Jun '06 18:28
    I've heard from a few players that there are 3 ruts you get stuck at.
    1100(where Im stuck at now), 1600 and 1800? Have any one you guys been stuck in the 1100 rut(if one exists)? How long did it last? What did you do to get out of it?

    Any advice would be immensely appreciated.
  2. 05 Jun '06 19:21
    Originally posted by chesskid001
    I've heard from a few players that there are 3 ruts you get stuck at.
    1100(where Im stuck at now), 1600 and 1800? Have any one you guys been stuck in the 1100 rut(if one exists)? How long did it last? What did you do to get out of it?

    Any advice would be immensely appreciated.
    This should help you.

    Page 2 half way down, follow that. On the last page of the thread theirs some planning stuff which you should read eventually but it won't do much right now.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=39309&page=2
  3. 05 Jun '06 19:42
    I suggest you read some annotated games at:
    www.michael-boyd.net/annotated

    Then you should read the article at:
    www.michael-boyd.net/assess
  4. 06 Jun '06 12:21 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by chesskid001
    I've heard from a few players that there are 3 ruts you get stuck at.
    1100(where Im stuck at now), 1600 and 1800? Have any one you guys been stuck in the 1100 rut(if one exists)? How long did it last? What did you do to get out of it?

    Any advice would be immensely appreciated.
    Practice tactics, lots of 'em. Also play loads of blitz if you can as it'll highlight the most common tactical ideas that inexperienced players fall for. Yes, long games are better for all-round play but blitz enables you to cram.
  5. 06 Jun '06 12:58
    http://chess.emrald.net/paccess.php

    I should imagine that this site would improve your play dramatically....

    provided you don't guess and study ALL of those you got wrong.
  6. 06 Jun '06 19:37
    Originally posted by chesskid001
    I've heard from a few players that there are 3 ruts you get stuck at.
    1100(where Im stuck at now), 1600 and 1800? Have any one you guys been stuck in the 1100 rut(if one exists)? How long did it last? What did you do to get out of it?

    Any advice would be immensely appreciated.
    Tactics, tactics, tactics... Visualization exercises. You can add two hundred points to that 1100 rating in six months easily!