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Goals for the next 6 months

I've reached my chess goals faster than I've thought so I took a longer break from studying the game. This was not the best idea as my tactical vision is getting worse and I do some stupid mistakes.

I thought that chess is like walking a bike, once you learn how to walk you'll never forget. But it's very different and now I understand people that are warning me before playing a game that they haven't played lately and their game migt look stupid.

Starting today I'm back in class, doing tactical puzzles and reviewing my games, daily.


Also, here are my goals for 1st of May 2013:

Livechess standard: 1500 - currently 1212, highest 1241

Chesstempo: 1600 (this one will be reached faster) - currently 1322 (highest 1425)

I'm playing also online chess, but only with friends or in tournaments for my teams. Also vote chess is an interesting feature that attracts me.

I know that some may consider that a rating is just a rating and this is not the right approach but this is how I work, I need to have a goal, otherwise I'm like a ship without a destination, drifting.

See you here on 1st of May, 2013


  • 21 months ago


    Thanks a lot. I know that some love to enjoy the game but I'm a competitive person and if I don't have targets and plans I'm like a ship without a destination.

  • 21 months ago


    Good luck. Sounds like you have an organised plan. Well done. 

  • 21 months ago


    Good luck Mate!  As well as the tactics problems, I'd recommend finding a nice resource for positional play; I analyzed a game I played OTB last weekend (and eventually lost) and found a move that was extremely strong and would probably have lead me to an easy victory.  It's one thing to see the combination to grab an extra pawn, but putting pieces on good squares is such a great feeling!

    Good luck, keep us informed!

  • 21 months ago


    Thanks hicetnunc, I'll also post in a few hours my reading list

  • 21 months ago


    Good luck ! Keep us posted ! Smile

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