I have not written a chess improvement post for the last two years, and for good reason — I haven’t made much improvement! Here are my ratings compared to the previous post two years ago:
- USCF: 1576 was 1452
- Lichess Rapid: 1995 (No Rapid Rating)
- Lichess Classical: 2008 was 1955
This is measly progress for two years, and although I have put in time, and taken lessons – I haven’t done enough studying to break the current plateau. My goal is to reach 2100 in 21, and to do this I need to put in a lot more hours in simply studying chess, and that’s my intention. Put in 5 to 10 hours of studying time every week, and play less, and when I do play – play long play games only.