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How to reach 1400 elo in 2 weeks? E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:00

1400 eloEvery chess player wants to improve. Oddly enough, many players are still missing out on fundamentals which prevent them from making progress. These fundamentals are something that all coaches teach their students in the first few months. It is similar to making a strong foundation for a tall building. If the foundation is shaky, the whole structure will collapse. You don’t want to be building a skyscraper on a foundation like that. Same idea applies to chess. Lack of certain important principles is something that will not allow you to become a stronger player.

There are many players out there that play chess for years, and yet cannot reach 1300-1400 elo. Is that because they are simply not capable to do so? Of course, they can. But they shouldn’t jump the ladder and start studying the advanced mathematics before learning the arithmetic. That will just delay everything.

This is a common problem that many chess players are facing. They may be proficient at one element but seriously lacking in another. The goal is to become an all-round balanced player.

You see, if your tactics is 1500 level, but your middlegame understanding is only 1200, your overall elo would be limited by the lowest component. Thus, it will be very hard for you to reach 1400, unless you fix what’s missing.

Whether you are a beginner who barely knows how to play, or a competitive player stuck at under 1400 range for a long time you should start off by learning the most important elements of the game. Those  are:

1. The Rules about the board and pieces

2. Basic Tactics

3. Basic Strategy

4. Openings Fundamentals

5. Attack and Defense

6. Common Endgames

7. Ideas and Principles for Further Improvement

It used to be a very confusing and time consuming process requiring an expensive coach, bunch of software and a library of chess books. The whole process usually took months if not years to complete. We believe that by teaching players correct ways of working on chess along with demonstrating important principles is the KEY for reaching 1400 elo as quickly as possible.

Why is it important to reach 1400 elo?

You see, 1400 elo signifies that you are familiar with all the important elements of chess and you’re already proficient player (that is 1400 official over-the-board rating, online ratings are usually inflated).

You know the fundamentals and can continue studying to further enhance your chess. By studying systematically, you are setting yourself for success. You won’t be missing important chunks of knowledge. That’s something most 1400s cannot say. Only those studying with personal coaches and/or high quality training systems can avoid those knowledge “gaps” that delay over 90% of chess players from moving up. That’s why they are the ones who enjoy steady progress and elo growth, when others struggle to add next 50 points.

A way to 1400 is not easy… there are many issues that chess players are facing:

-  What chess books should I study?

-  What should I do to improve?

-  What problems should I be solving?

-  How much time should I be spending on this and that?

-  What do I need to know about openings, middlegame and endgames?

Sounds familiar? And this is just a beginning of the list. There are many more questions chess players are asking and cannot get straight answers.

Why is it so hard to reach 1400 elo?

That’s what I asked myself in august 2016. It really shouldn’t be and it isn’t. With the right approach and the right tools it’s not hard at all.

What a 1400 rated players should know:

  • Basic rules of the game and value of pieces
  • The Rules of Check, Mate, Draw and Stalemate
  • Evaluating Good vs. Bad Exchanges
  • The Rules of Attack, Capture and Defense
  • Getting to Know Elementary Tactics
  • Pawn Structure Fundamentals
  • Common Middlegame Attacks
  • Strategies for Winning Material
  • Executing a Successful Attack
  • Playing against Weaknesses
  • Importance of Development
  • Importance of the Center
  • Efficient Opening Strategies for 1400-1500
  • Setting Up a Positional Plan
  • Common Endgame Plans and Ideas
  • Key Ideas about Pawn Structures
  • The Key of Imbalances of a King
  • Suggestions for Endgame Improvement

4 months passed since then… and the dream of a single comprehensive training 0-1400 ELO course is now a reality.

We spend over 3 months on developing and condensing information and training exercises into a course that can take a complete beginner and turn him into a strong club player. The best part is it’s not just for beginners. Even if you are 1200-1300 rated and struggle to get to the 1400 mark this is your cure. This course even will work for those 1500 rated players who feel they are lacking a bit of formal “chess-school” training to accelerate the progress.

This course won’t make you a 1400 player overnight. It will guide you step-by-step towards this goal. If you take the course seriously, follow recommendations and solve the practical part you will be on your way to becoming 1400 in no time.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How long is the Comprehensive Beginner’s Course?

A. The Comprehensive Beginner’s Course consists of 23 videos lessons, which cover in 10+ hours everything a club player need to know about the game.  The course comes with a practical section that will help to develop practical skills necessary to win chess games. You can follow the course at your own pace; we don’t specify how much time you should spend on the lessons.

2. Who is this course for?

A. This course is for anyone 0-1400 elo rated, 5-99 years of age. It may even be used by players 1400+, who feel they are lacking on fundamentals. 

3. When is the course available to purchase?

A. The course is available starting on Thursday, December 22. There will be a special launch only 50% discount for 72 hours after launch.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 13:43

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