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    Quote Originally Posted by onionlord77 View Post
    Boris Gelfand's books are quite nice
    They are great indeed - particularly for 1700+ rated players~!
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    In fact, I spend most of my time working on this exact question - but for other players, rather than myself. I would rather wait and present a complete answer to the question, but I will say that it is very important to be passionate about chess, if you want to improve rapidly.
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    The first part of my answer to this question is now up, at https://www.patreon.com/ChessLearning. You can even find some free instructional content now, to give you an idea of the difference Grandmaster feedback and direction can make to your chess improvement.
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    I have made big jumps in ratings by changing my attitude.

    I played at about 200 points my current rating by not getting short of time.

    Some juniors would benefit greatly by slowing down.

    Another time I gained 200 points after being open to sacrificing material for the initiative.

    Another time I had an improvement jump by making a decision to play more carefully.

    Lower rated players may benefit by spending more time checking moves for blunders.

    Other simple bu powerful ideas may be don't take unnecessary risks, don't play a move you don't think a master would play or
    place your pieces on good squares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM_Bill View Post
    I have made big jumps in ratings by changing my attitude.

    I played at about 200 points my current rating by not getting short of time.

    Some juniors would benefit greatly by slowing down.

    Another time I gained 200 points after being open to sacrificing material for the initiative.

    Another time I had an improvement jump by making a decision to play more carefully.

    Lower rated players may benefit by spending more time checking moves for blunders.

    Other simple bu powerful ideas may be don't take unnecessary risks, don't play a move you don't think a master would play or
    place your pieces on good squares.
    I do not believe that ''fast improvement'' is that easy. Even if improvement looks ''fast'' - thee is usually a lot of long-term work behind it...unless its kids
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    I find the question marks come when I can't find a good constructive move that I think improves my position so make do with what even may be a weakening move. This may be due to it being decades since reading texts or being out of good and consistent competition.
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