Best path to become a chess grandmaster?
what are all the necessary steps need to become a chess grandmaster?
i am not consistent in improving my rating, so many ups & downs..........
i am not able to touch 2000 rating in online chess.....
guys are too tougher in the top...
give some advice to reach the peak........
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
You may ignore a 2000 rating in online chess.
If it is 2000 or 8000, you are not a grandmaster.Source(s): Play chess over the board. Win at USCF-rated tournaments. • US Chess Federation — Clubs & Tournaments: http://Main.USChess.org/content/blogsection/18/95/ Advance to grandmasters and win. That is the path, grasshopper.
- 9 years ago
The simplest way to improve your chess game is to play chess games, analyze the ones you lose, and while doing this increase your general game knowledge by reading chess books, learning from chess software. You usually want to play at official tournaments, but if you cannot try to play 15 minute games online. When you analyze your games you also usually want to use a strong chess engine to help you analyze and try to have other people help you. The easiest way to improve though is to pay for lessons from a chess grandmaster.Source(s): I play chess http://www.squidoo.com/best-chess-software http://www.squidoo.com/learning-chess
- 9 years ago
First off, I would actually know the answer to this question because my coach is a Grand Master (Joel Benjamin). The first thing he told me was that chess is 99% tactics. This is really true. This advice may sound ridiculous, but try playing some gambit openings like the danish gambit, fried liver attack, and other ridiculous attacks. These attacks usually work, and I am very strong with them. These attacks arent "undefeatable" but they teach you tactics, because one tactical mistake in an attack will lose. Next, if you lose a game, look at your game. If you play online, look at the notation and see what you did, or where you went wrong. This definitely will help you. After a while of tactics practicing and other stuff like that, I reccomend finding out what the major weaknesses in your game are. If you are a poor positional player, then work on your positional play. Usually you will need a coach for this to improve your theory in positional play. You can usually get a book on positional play for this as well. Once you are done with the opening and middlegame, I reccomend that you look at your endgame. You have to know when a position is a draw, and how to keep it that way. If it is a win, play for the win then. Now, I will go into more depth on each section of the game:
Figure out your style. You need to know what type of player you are, and choose an opening that fits your style. DO NOT CHOOSE ANOTHER OPENING UNTIL YOU HAVE MASTERED THE ONE YOU ARE CURRENTLY PLAYING. I reccomend that if you are just beginning chess, get used to e4 e5. These are open games and lead to the most tactical play. I also reccomend from white the Italian Game, which is very fun and tactical to play. As you get more advanced, try to learn the sicilian defense. I personally like the dragon variation.
Middlegame: Tactics, Tactics, Tactics. The one who knows tactics better will win. You need to know tactics and pawn structural ideas. Thats about it. If you choose an attacking opening, then you will want to attack in the middlegame. If you choose a slow, positional opening, you will want to play a slow, positional game.
endgame: Think before you move, and try to make past pawns. Past Pawns win games, and protected past pawns shut your opponent down. Do your best with that. I coach as well if you ever need any help. I play on both ICC and chess.com. My user on chess.com and ICC is pawnpusher3.
I hope I helped you. One last thing, when analyzing, also look for the better moves, not just why they are wrong. When you find bettter moves, this will improve your board vision, which really improves your whole game overall. Also, I reccomend investing in a chess engine, such as Fritz or Rybka, because these really help. I personally use Fritz, but I hear Rybka is very nice as well.Source(s): My coach What I learned from him My rating is 2000 in Real life (USCF)
- Anonymous9 years ago
First of all you need to start no older than 14. Preferably around 8. If you are starting older than that forget about becoming a GM. It won't happen. Then you need to start with a good human teacher. After that get into some good books. The simple ones you can understand first.
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- alec39Lv 79 years ago
You want to be a GM? better look in the mirror be honest within yourself if you've got what it takes to become one you need nerves of cast iron, a really strong will to win,the talent, the guts and the balls to sit 5 or 6 feet across very,very dangerous professionals like him:
for 3-5 hours they'll come after you with everything they've got during a game they'll throw punch after punch after punch they won't miss a beat the moment you slip up they'll go for you're throat.
When you sit down to play and it goes very quiet and you stare back at players like that in absolute silence it'll dawn on you very quickly that you're in for a real war.Source(s): Being real with you.
- 9 years ago
Very very very very very very difficult. do you realize there are many strong masters but they do not become grandmasters. i believe you have to have talent + have to be gifted to be a chess gm.
- Omar CayenneLv 79 years ago
One word of advice: if you stopped flooding these forums with questions and settled down to actually studying/playing the game, perhaps you would see some improvement over time...
- 9 years ago