Check out GothamChess on YT, you might find something new and valuable, and you could also check 365chess.com imo
do puzzles & OTB classical
Why do people still play this game? It blows my mind
Go better btw
For <1800 ELO
Train your tactics over and over again. Do it on lichess if you don't want to pay prenium on chess.com
In the end at this level 90% of games are won thanks to a tactic / someone losing a piece at some point
Find 2 or 3 openings and play them all the time, learn 5/6 moves of theory but you don't need more than that. Pick openings that don't have 1000 variations unlike the sicilian for example
tactic tactic tactic tactic
only play bullet ratatata 1400 bullet 1000 blitz 😎
1000-1400 is about the range where you'll stay if you don't actually study openings and tactics n shit. good job breaking 1000, keep it up.
idk man reached 1800 in 1 year and then left chess.
i study kramnik games for years, got a nice fide master after a few years
I went from 600 to 1100 by doing puzzles, my daily routine is to do my puzzles (I'm on a free version so there's not a lot), then play some games and watch some of the gm games to see how they play
i got to 1500 and never touched the game again, 2 months grind used to play when i was younger. Just memorise the caro and london and learn some tricks and try play consistently so you remember the common lines
I love chess but im too p´ssy to play matchmaking
chessable and similar things are trash, all you need to do is analyze your games. as white you need to build a repertoire of attacking ideas and be able to defend an equal position if black stops your ideas. as black you need to defend from white's attacking ideas until you reach equality, then try to form your own attacking ideas. an attacking idea is a threat on a king, a tactic such as a fork, a threat to capture a heavy piece (rook or queen) to gain tempo, or a threat of getting a particular piece to a particular square. basically, chess is all about stopping your opponent from getting their pieces to particular squares in such a way that you also are not jeopardizing your own development and losing tempo. for example, in the italian game a straightforward way to defend as black is to play h6 but you lag in development doing that. the best move is to play nc6 and go into the giuoco piano so that you can castle in time (within tempo), equalizing. you've basically stopped the knight from getting to b4 by removing the threat entirely through castling.
you can easily reach 1200 without reading books or watching stuff, then it gets a little harder and you have to put more effort to it
watch a lot of videos from master level players, do lots of puzzles and take your time on them
that game has a worse update cycle than csgo lol dont play. developers have completely forgotten about it, dead game
gz i never even won vs easy bot on windows 7 chess