Cobi S. writes:
I loved your 2nd Anniversary Newsletter. I’m presently rated 1400+ in chess.com and I gained a 100 points over a period of 6 months of intense chess playing. How long do you think will it take for me to reach 1600+
Also I want to know your rating too bro
I am 1854 right now for the June USCF supplement, http://www.uschess.org/msa/
MbrDtlMain.php?12718954 and 1985 right now on redhotpawn.com (the only place I really play online) http://www.redhotpawn.com/ profile/playerprofile.php?uid= 351818.
I think it is possible to go from the 1400s to 1600s pretty quickly. If you look at my USCF rating history graph: http://main.uschess.org/
I basically “jumped” over the 1400-1600 range, by doing nothing but the study of tactics. 1324 in March 2002 and 1591 by November 2002. So that is over 250 points in less than a year.
So it really just depends on how much you play, how much you study, and how quickly you can fix mistakes in your game. But I do think it is possible to make pretty rapid gains.
Hope that helps!