I saw my chance and ask our best players the question we, patzers, want to know.
What does it take to become a 2000+ rated player. Our 2394, 2180, 2028 and 1980 rated players answer the question. What follows is a summary of what they said.
1. Make no one move blunder
Think always minimum 1.5 moves ahead. Your move, the BEST answer of your opponent, your BEST reply.
Always know where the pieces stand and what they are doing.
3. Patern recognision
Knowing paterns, like for example the basic mates, helps you to come up with best moves. They are you guidance to find the best moves.
4. Know the tactical devices
Knowing the tactical devices like pin, skewer, double attack, magnet, luring, ... makes your play more active and makes it easier for you to find combinations.
5. Last but not least ... don't be affraid and have fun
Don't be affraid, play your game no matter against who you are playing. Have fun playing chess.
Have fun playing chess!!!