Hi. I'm a 16 years old teenager from Brussels, Belgium. I started playing chess competetively in february 2010. My first rating was 1455, I'm now at 1610. I want to improve fast and to reach a 2200 rating before being 18.
My opening repertoire is and will stay classical. In the following collections, that will be continuely evolving as my understanding grows, I will put variations, typical positions, example games, typical endgames, study the pawn structure, explain the plans, etc:
Game Collection: White Repertoire: 1. e4
Game Collection: Black Repertoire: 1. e4 e5
Game Collection: Black Repertoire: 1. d4 d5
Game Collection: Black Repertoire: 1. c4 e5
Game Collection: Black Repertoire: Flank Openings
To improve, here's what I will do in the next few months:
* read "Jeremy Silman's complete endgame course" cover to cover
* read "Zurich 1953" by D. Bronstein
* read "A Spanish Repertoire for Black" and "Beating the Open Games" by M. Marin including the 'theory part'
* read "Queen's Gambit Declined" by M. Sadler
* read useful parts of "Secrets of Practical Chess" by J. Nunn
* resolve 10 tactical exercices on chesstempo per day.
* play a few games on instantchess.com
As you see I want to improve a lot five part of my play:
1) having a full and strong opening repertoire which I can play quickly and with confidence at the time limit 1h30 + 30 second per move
2) be much stronger at tactics, I think I'm quite strong but not strong enough at resolving chess problems, which still means something
3) be stronger at positional play, and gain confidence
4) be stronger at endgames, even up to be able to win from equal or inferior endgames
5) improve my thought process, be more relax, be more level
Don't hesitate to look at my game collections. They emphasize special points of my own play I would particularly like to improve.
By the way, here's my favorite chess quote:
<There is really only one mistake in chess - underestimating your opponent> Savielly Tartakower
I hope you will find my work interesting and wish you good luck in your chess projects,