Hello ppl plz follow my progress as i take my 1100 and double it to 2200 Master rating. My hints and tips i will post here over time, i am 50 n not played 30 yrs; can a 50 year old become a Master? = well yes n here will show you how...
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This week I have been trying to find the roots of my errors, and will most likely contribute it to HOW I study chess, and WHAT I am studying.
I buy all sorts of books, and read them, usually without a chess board in front of me. I use the tactics... | Read More
I finally passed 2000 on the Tactics Trainer! | Read More
Below is a variation on http://www.chess.com/tactics/?id=38855.
Would like to submit it to chess.com
Is it okay? Is it worth it? (just kidding) Comments?
Here is the tactic trainer problem as a puzzle. The pu... | Read More
Hi everybody! In my last topic I told you that the importance of tactics was what allowed me to make my 3 norms. I'll elaborate on that by showing a few examples.
This is a game vs GM Julio Sadorra. Currently I am playing White and it i... | Read More
In my previous article, I compiled Chess.com resources for improving tactical skill for intermediate players (1400 - 1800).
This article is aimed at players above 1800 elo strength but anybody who has finished doing everything recommended in my p... | Read More
I've been playing a lot of tactics trainer recently. Unfortunately, I have allowed it to affect my games in some negative ways. In the following game, I decide that, just like in tactics trainer, if you see an idea that involves sacrificing al... | Read More
This glitch in tactics trainer left me feeling like I'd won on the scratchies! The same 1 move problem came up 6 times consecutively. Even the timer wasn't working - I know I took a few seconds the first time.
Apr 15, 2013 12:02 AM
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Links to Tactics Trainer "Knockout Checkmates"
h... | Read More
In the last year I have gone from a beginner (know how to move the pieces, understand checkmate, played the odd game) to..strong novice?..weak intermediate?...it doesn't matter how I categorize my current ability, the point is I am much better tha... | Read More
One goal I have is to learn those essential endgame lessons. In this thread I'll keep track of lessons with puzzles and links to Tactics Trainer puzzles.
The current stats for this problem are:
Problem I... | Read More
Today I start my first goal-orientated blog. I have several goals I wish to accomplish before the end of April. Really easy for most people, but these milestones evade me consistently.
Reach a rating of 1100 in Live Standard. (By April 15 Failed:... | Read More
After publishing an article on Chess.com resources for improving tactical skill, I received numerous requests to write up a sequel.
This time the target audience consists of those who completed all the tactical training recommended in the first a... | Read More
http://www.chess.com/emboard?id=1339820 | Read More
I recently received 1st 3 books of Aagaard's latest series Grandmaster Preparation in the mail this weekend. I'm at not at a point where I will be able derive the full benefit of these books, but I did look through the introductory parts to see wh... | Read More
If you know about the tactic trainer, i suggest you read this article. If not, then forget about it. You can hit that arrow that brings you back to the previous page. Or, you couold go to play and select which type of chess you want to play. Forge... | Read More
Recently on March 19, I was on my highest at 2667 in Tactics, I felt good ... but today I played tactics very badly to reduce it to around 2600.
I have been trying for the past few months to break 2700 Tactics barrrier... but it seems very hard a... | Read More
Milestone 1: Reach 2200 in tactics trainer. Complete (Day 2)
Milestone 2: Reach 1600 in standard live chess. Complete (Day 5)
Milestone 3: Analyze at least 10 of my wins and 10 of my losses in the forum throughly. (If I lose 10 :P) (Day 21 - 9... | Read More
My diet of tactics trainer and standard has gotten me to my highest rating ever in standard and correspondence, so things are going well.
The game above is interesting to me in terms of the things I get wrong -- and thinking why. My five inaccur... | Read More
After 15 minutes here and 20 minutes there, for a total of about 1 hour band 20 minutes within a 24 hour period, I was able to increase my tactics trainer rating from 1024 to 1054. This is the highest I have been to date. ( if you don't count the ... | Read More