Originally posted by MCAAh thats not nice...
nope - only drops
Originally posted by Ian CoetzeeI have been playing for years but have never studied books or gone over my old games, so I am not surprised by my lack of progression.
Ah thats not nice...
Try finding out what makes it drop.
I just studied most of the openings I use with chessmaster about 5 moves into them.
I belive that if you start well, you finish well. Also studying tactics helped.
I'm still just a beginner though, im so happy about this.
Originally posted by MCAI guess your right, though I get a thrill out of watching my rating increase.
I have been playing for years but have never studied books or gone over my old games, so I am not surprised by my lack of progression.
Thankfully I only play for fun, so I supopose it doesn't matter wether I progress much or not
Originally posted by ih8sensThats what makes it so thrilling!
Bobby Fischer man... don't quote me on this but he said something like "it's just you and the board, and you've got something to prove."... that's the whole of it, a bunch of guys trying to prove that their brain is that little bit better.
Originally posted by ih8sensI cant draw against chessmaster... no ways.
I honestly think I'm almost a 1600 player.. when i play full game time controls i regularily draw against fritz and chessmaster (nothing special i know.. but a draw against the top programs impresses me).. yet on here.. i start playing good, then mid game i stop caring and make some stupid sacrifice just to spice the game up... ratings suck.
Originally posted by Ian CoetzeeIt's not always that impressive... this is one of my draws against C.Master
I cant draw against chessmaster... no ways.
To me, that is a big deal, atleast for now.
Originally posted by ih8sensWhats your chessmaster rating?
It's not always that impressive... this is one of my draws against C.Master
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nge7 4.O-O Ng6 5.d3 Be7 6.Nc3 a6 7.Ba4 O-O 8.Be3 b5 9.Bb3 Bb7 10.a3 Na5 11.Ba2 Nc6 12.Bb3 Na5 13.Ba2 Nc6