Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Who did it? (and who caused those upload problems?)
It's unbelievable how much I'm forgotten during the few weeks I didn't do Intensive Course Tactics. It will take me a whole week to go through all the 1355 problems for the 7th time. And that's far from a tempo. The positive side is that I'am still learning every day. . . It's important to let go any claims on results in this area. You can't just say because I did the problems 7 times I master them. You have to work until you master them, and then go further. This means that circle 8 and 9 are unavoidable.
And I know now for sure that i't is necessary to repeat the problems from time to time to keep them sharp. Maybe here spaced repetition comes in handy.
1135 down, 220 to go in circle 7.
Update. What is remarkable is that I have become extreme fast in mating problems. Most mate in 3 I see a within 5 seconds (instanteneous). That's an order difference with for example a double attack, which often take me about 30 seconds at least. I have done tons of mate in # problems in the past, so that shows clearly the way.