Ya, working really hard on tactical puzzles now... maybe that will finally help me improve. Tactics, tactics, tactics seems to be where it is at. I used to do dumb stuff like study openings a lot when I didn't really know how to play. I also studied endings a lot, but at my level it rarely lasts til a close endgame. The good thing I did was study GM games. I read all of Alekhine's book. Right now, I am working on Bronstein's Zurich book.
I had never studied on an online tactics site until this week... amazing how many more problems you can go through than when using a book. I am on chess.emrald.net which seems pretty good, but chesstempo is prolly better.
Trying to do something like:
25% studying annotated GM games
Will let you guys know if I hit 1300!