Today I had a look at an old post of mine.
That yielded a few figures:
#probs rat % recognized
35,000 1520 32
50,000 1540 85
What use is it to repeat the same problems over and over again?
It are pretty simple problems.
Because CTS only presents me with problems that I can solve within 10 seconds at average.
What can be the beneficial effect of trying to solve problems that you can already do in 10 seconds so fast that you can do them within 3 seconds?
When I put it this way it looks like nonsense.
But the strange fact is there that (grand)masters at CTS score much better than me.
Which means that they DO recognize most positions within 3 seconds.
The question arises, is this a mere side effect of their training which contributes little to their performance as grandmaster (except for blitz and simuls) or is it the core of their skill?
I don't know but I intend to find out.
The meaning of the rating improvement from 1520 to 1540 is that I stored another 1000 problems in my system so that I can do them within 3 seconds in stead of 10.
6 hours ago