My great fail is that i cannot learn opening or initial play.
Normally i only play when i can connect to my mobile app (Chess Free on iOS), and play at a very low level (adjusted as a single bar), and repeat that level until i have some domain of it. Unlike a human player or a friend, that sort of games cannot teach me which are the errors i am repeating consistenly (some adaptive app?).
I've tried puzzles, but they are so artificial, i cant learn how to start with them.
I normally can defeat some people in apps such as chess.com, but very fast i reach a level superior than my real one, when i do not defeat anybody, and i dont get how to improve. After that the app download me again into trivial opponents, and the same repeats over and over.
So i dont increase my level, and ive been stucked in that from years, without any advance when facing real players.
Which i would like is to freeze the difficult level, and play lets say 100 times with players at my very exact, and me being the person to decide when it is time to move onto better players, lets say by raising 50 points only?.
Or equivalently, is there some app playing with strong focus on an specific selectable opening, lets say for example, the dutch defense, and the game could go in turn of such opening?, making me able to play 100 times an specific opening, before increasing the level of such opening and/or before changing such opening?