I am committed to my goals. I work more than 7 hrs daily on my skills and I am improving this is what you also told me so I am also in never give up company. You know my story. I wanted to learn chess and finally I found you and Iam happy for that. I also carefully followed your study plan and I feel the difference in my games. I think i rarely missed any live stream. I like live streams instead of recordings because in live streams its fun to see why my moves are wrong and right. I also spent whole nights whenever saint louis grand chess tour events come online because they show a lot lines and variations which are popular at high level.
Final word. You turned a failure like me into a winner and I am winning a lot and all credit goes to you and your courses. I will never quit and I will become a 2000 in one year and this will be my first milestone and the final goal will be to achieve the title GM. It's gonna be tough but I will be like a diamond so it wont be possible for a normal metal to break me!
Even I practice chess 7-8 hours a day
True ratings are just numbers. But in positive sense it will make you confident. For example if you are online 2100 like I am. I am atleast Fide 1600 to 1800 elo level player and uscf 1800 to 1900 rated player. So ratings for me is just a kind of motivation that yes I am improving
Once again, Maestro Avetik hits the nail on the head. Nothing is gained by what has been described by a British GM (commenting on amateur study habits) as "reading and nodding". Improvement requires blood, sweat and tears. No pain, no gain. Clichés? Perhaps, but also self-evident truths.
Much appreciating all the work being done by our maestro Avetik: excellent courses & streams! Looking forward to participating in any upcoming webinars and other events!
I also believe leaving incomplete pgn drafts, rather than complete analysis files, is really helpful. I have put in extra hours to create full files, but that extra work pays off.
By the way , meastro Avetik., I practiced Hung Gar Kung Fu for several years. You may be familiar with that style.
Chessmood family, ¡un abrazo desde México!
Really another excellent article !! Specially i would like to mention this paragraph " People that are interested in chess play blitz games for 4 hours a day whereas committed people play for 1 hour a day and then spend time reviewing their games." through which you can easily differentiate serious & non serious chess players & also give right path to be better chess player.
GM Avetik, After gone through this article i can say you are not only successful GM.You are also a successful life coach.