Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
I've got rythm
. . . On my quest to find the right way to train skills I'm still working on the microdrill to learn the name of the squares by heart. After about one and a half hour of drilling in total (90 seconds per square), the skill starts to become fluent. It is not perfect, but already much and much better than it was. Another hour of training should make it perfect. Today I started to turn around the board. Allthough that goes somewhat better than when I started with the board straight, it is far from good.
You can't say that the training of the skill with the board straight didn't influence the training with the boardcolors reversed, but the effect is not great.
If microdrills proof to be the way to go, you must learn to love them. As MDLM did. What helps is to add rythm. In a week or two I should be ready to proof or falsify my case.
Still continuing to play a blindfold game or two each day.