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  1. 11 Mar '07 23:01
    So I was thinking about this and wondering what people have as their goals, surely it helps you keep motivated.

    My goal is to reach 1800 rating at the end of this year, it's a big one but I know I can do it.

    (Started playing 20th December 2006, current rating: 1400)

    Also I want to beat all the chess players at my school and prove that their "10 year experiance" doesn't make them better than me.

    I love the competition chess provides, the rating system spices that up too, the goals keep me motivated.

    So what are your goals?
  2. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    11 Mar '07 23:15
    To not move too fast. I like unreachable goals
  3. 12 Mar '07 08:09
    To set a goal is to commit yourself to work for achieving that goal. I'm not prepared to do that. I have other things to do in my life as well. I have my priorities.

    My rating is progressing anyway, slowly but yet. I don't work for it more than to play. It is enough for me.
  4. Standard member sydsad
    Poet
    12 Mar '07 11:07
    Goals??

    To have fun basically. I enjoy the thrills(!) of learning. I don't think that I ever will play OTB chess at club level.

    Chess is brain exercise for me.
  5. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    12 Mar '07 11:16
    1900 RHP, 1500 FICS blitz, 1800 FICS standard.
  6. 12 Mar '07 12:58
    Long term to become a 2000+ USCF OTB and Corr player. I am currently at 1800 in corr and 1600 in OTB so I set intermediate goals

    i.e.
    -By the end of the year, have kept my RHP rating above 1700 for 3 consecutive months (getting it there and quitting doesn't count)
    -Make the second round of the 2007 Iowa CC Championship (I've currently scored one draw and have two wins on the way if I don't screw them up)
    -Play three OTB tournaments sufficiently well that my OTB rating goes up after each of them.

    And to reach those goals, I spend 15 minutes per day doing tactics and twice a week I review and annotate a master game.
  7. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    12 Mar '07 13:05
    Originally posted by wormwood
    1900 RHP, 1500 FICS blitz, 1800 FICS standard.
    oh, forgot to mention that those are my goals for 2007. long time goal is to break that 2000 at some point, probably in around three years. but in practice I focus on annual goals.
  8. 12 Mar '07 13:12
    Become a Bahamian national.
  9. 12 Mar '07 13:13
    I have many goals, but no (time) for chess so far I guess the first goal about chess is to have fun, the second to reach some kind of understanding of the game.
  10. 12 Mar '07 13:15
    MY only goal is to reach at least 1600 OTB USCF by the end of the year. I'm around 1390 right now and that's only because I haven't played too many official ranked games.
  11. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    12 Mar '07 13:25
    On RHP: remember myself more often that this is correspondence chess so I ought to think my moves a little bit more.

    On chess: A greater and deeper knowledge of the game. When i'll feel more comfortable and more confident on myself I'll enter a tournament.
  12. 12 Mar '07 13:32
    one year goals:

    to read Dvoresky's serie and some book about one of my pet openings that I play.
    + solving chess puzzles daily.

    +at least one of these 3:
    -to reach 1900 on rhp
    -1900 in blitz FICS
    -2100 standard FICS

    to get FM title in less than 5 years (I like to dream )
  13. 12 Mar '07 22:30
    long term at least 1800 2000 is my ultimate and i'll see where if i ever get there. short term undertstand c4 openings better and ruy lopez. word of advice dont worry about your rating and only worry about what your doing wrong in games go back study what u did wrong get a book if you need and you'll be shocked how fast you raise.
  14. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    12 Mar '07 22:46
    I like crackers.
  15. 12 Mar '07 23:04
    Originally posted by Ian Coetzee
    So I was thinking about this and wondering what people have as their goals, surely it helps you keep motivated.

    My goal is to reach 1800 rating at the end of this year, it's a big one but I know I can do it.

    (Started playing 20th December 2006, current rating: 1400)

    Also I want to beat all the chess players at my school and prove that their "10 ...[text shortened]... he rating system spices that up too, the goals keep me motivated.

    So what are your goals?
    My goal is not to have any.