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I am new to chess and looking for some competitition without getting slaughtere and humiliated. Any suggestions besides F O newbie?

chuck forget bullet games. keep playing rapid games. when you join lichess it puts your rating high. a couple more games and you will have dropped into a suitable player range where you'll have good competition and not so much of the humiliation...

this can help

lichess.org/practice

and this

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSA9se6t82I&list=PLQsLDm9Rq9bHKEBnElquF8GuWkI1EJ8Zp

Welcome to the club Chuck.. you will get slaughtered and humiliated but you will also get the chance to do the same sometimes... just enjoy the games you produce

I agree with ginja. Here is a long post from a week or so ago, helping someone else , making the same points, and quite a few more:
lichess.org/forum/off-topic-discussion/1300-points#6

Hope it helps.

That YT channel chessnetwork series is very helpful. I am very low scored too, play against me sometime. I will follow you and hope we can get a few games in 2moro maybe.

General advice:

The way to improve your chess game is to play and lose then study the game to figure out why you lost.

Every lost game is a lesson, every lesson learned improves your chess skill in some small way.

Specific advice: Find a buddy who plays about your level, learn together.

Thanks

Thanks for all the advice. There are many people here who I have already had my ass kicked by. Sooner or later I should start seeing the board more clearly.