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sbsmith518 lichess streamer


Working my way up from novice to competent at chess, while not taking myself too seriously


I started playing chess a little over a year ago, with only the knowledge of how the pieces moved and absolutely no strategy whatsoever. Over the last year, I have learned some tactics, openings, and overall strategy. While I am certainly not good by any stretch of the imagination, I would like to show someone working their way to getting better, while still making common mistakes that people new to chess make.
1547 1463 1537 1259? 1431? 1569

10 wins2 draws10 losses
Played 22 Bullet games 15375

5 wins4 losses
Played 9 Blitz games 15475
4 wins4 losses
Played 8 Bullet games 15324

2 wins1 draw1 loss
Played 4 Bullet games 152811

15 wins3 draws15 losses
Played 33 Bullet games 15171
9 wins10 losses
Played 19 Blitz games 15423

7 wins6 losses
Played 13 Blitz games 15453

2 wins2 losses
Played 4 Blitz games

10 wins3 draws7 losses
Played 20 Blitz games 154235

3 wins1 draw1 loss
Played 5 Blitz games 150721

5 wins7 losses
Solved 12 tactical puzzles 16373
2 wins1 draw
Played 3 Blitz games 148620

13 wins1 draw11 losses
Played 25 Blitz games 14668
Competed in 2 tournaments
Ranked #60 (top 36%) with 9 games in U1700 SuperBlitz Arena
Ranked #52 (top 44%) with 2 games in U1500 SuperBlitz Arena