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Inspirational Adult Improvers


  • 8 months ago · Quote · #221

    evdvbr

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  • 3 months ago · Quote · #222

    Chessmo

    A chess friend of mine just crossed expert last night. He is 28 and started playing 6 years ago:

    http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlTnmtHst.php?14251508

    BTW, I drew my first game with him last year. :-)

    I asked him at the tournament last night what he has been doing to go from 1781 2 years ago to overy 2000 now. He said that his main training is sitting for 8 hours at a shot in the library with the Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations and a chess board and giving himself about 10-20 minutes to solve each problem.

    Then, during a game, he doesn't think about the fact that he's playing a game. He puts himself into the mindset of being back at the library and thinks each time he moves that he is just solving a position from his book.

    He has also sought out really tough competition to play against, such as the Chicago Open and World Open.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #223

    Ziryab

    28 is not adult.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #224

    DrCheckevertim

    Chessmo wrote:

    He said that his main training is sitting for 8 hours at a shot in the library with the Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations and a chess board and giving himself about 10-20 minutes to solve each problem.

    Wow. I hope it's worth it.


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