After 3,500 problems and 7 days I have an average rating of 1530 at CTS.
That´s exactly what I had when I left CTS a half year ago.
So efforts aren´t down the drain after all.
Now comes the interesting part at CTS.
I have done about 44,000 problems at CTS.
This means that I have repeated the problem window of 10,000 problems more than 4 times.
Usually after 4 circles is where calculating ends and pattern recognition starts.
And indeed I´m starting to recognize a lot of problems.
So let´s see where the 7 circles of madness leads me.
For the improvement from 1470 to 1530 I had to learn 2100 new patterns allready.
That took me 7 months and 44,000 problems.
So to master 1 new pattern you have to solve 21 problems at CTS.
This doesn´t look very effective.
The main reason for this is that the problemset is too big.
So it takes about 1.5 to 2 months to repeat the whole set of 10,000.
In the mean time my OTB rating improved from 1710 to 1750.
To improve further from 1530 to 1600 average rating at CTS I have calculated that I have to learn another 2300 new patterns.
Dustin Brown Chess
10 hours ago