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Hi again everyone. That d_mn clock...sigh. I know the idea is to rapidly go through many, many tactics quickly to help firmly plant them in your head, BUT... the way I see it in a real tournament game you don't just have 50-60 seconds to get it right. There should be a BLITZ tactics rating & a STANDARD tactics rating. I just hate it when I get it right & still lose points & it's made me so worried about the clock that I seem to focus MORE on the clock than the position. I mean, I'm actually starting to miss some that are so elementary just because I'm worried about how many seconds I'm using & would never miss them in an actual game or if I had an extra minute. Can I turn the _____ _____, _____ _____ thing off? Sincerely, Damon
anyone know how to do shelter's move on the computer???
The other thing that makes the average time for these puzzles, not so average is that, people who have practiced these puzzles several times, drive the average time it has taken everyone else down. I know I have played some of these puzzles multiple times due to both, resetting the trainer stats and my rating going up and down over the same area. The trainer only has a particular amount of puzzles for a given rating area, so it is forced to repeat them if you are doing adaptive typed lessons.
If many, many players do this and someone shows up for the first time to do a tactic puzzle, he/she isn't up against the time it takes average first time players. They are up against people's times, with much higher levels of skill, which in that case no one should be, unless they are of the same skill level.
Another flaw with regard to time is that, it horribly emulates the amount of time you have in a game typically. If I am playing a game that has a 4 hr+ plus time limit, I can make several obvious moves quickly and then spend 20 minutes on or two key moves for some sequences, that are more akin to the tactics trainer puzzles.
Disable the clock in the tactic trainer settings.
Disable the clock in the tactic trainer settings.
It doesn't count towards your ratings if you do it that way...
Where is the problem? You can set the rating manual. The automatic rating itself is needless. Why do you need it?
I know you can in the chess mentor, but I have never seen that in the TT before. I will have a look see...
The only way I see you can set your rating in the TT is to reset your rating, with no guarantee that you can set it where you want to start. I don't really recommend this strategy anyway.
I set the chess mentor rating at 2000 on adaptive lessons. I was able to make it go up to about 2035 but then started failing miserably. I started at a lower rating two times. I have ended up in the mid to high 1700's each time respectively. This tells me that I do have some skills that are as high as 2035 but some others that are 300 points lower. I would rather fill the holes in my game instead of just trying to flaunt a higher rating.
Thanx for the discussion fellas. I've taken tactics tests out of books that actually give you more time as though you were really in a tournament game & score about 400 points higher. I've always sucked at blitz, I guess I'm just a slow thinker, but that could be my style telling on me because I'm more of a strategical player instead of tactical. You know, Karpov, Capablanca, Nimzovich, instead of Kasparov, Tal, or Alekhine. So I'm going to spend more time, it doesn't mean I can't solve them. I just need an extra minute or two. I didn't know I could set anything on there.
I see myself in the same mold. Positional, defensive, not taking unecessary risk and I prefer a sharp fight when I know how I am going to win, instead of having to figure it out as I go along. I can do both, but I find the former less stressful than the latter, thus I can enjoy the game more.
chesstempo.com is a tactics server similar to the one here (but free) with an option to turn the clock off ("standard mode") and a "blitz" mode like the one on this site. Ooh, i wonder if the mods will delete this post for advertising a competing site...
Like others have said, if you want unlimited time to solve the problems, then you must go into tactics trainer settings and switch to "unrated", where you can set the range of difficulty for the problems. The only downside to this is if you want to make your tactics training rating go up so you can feel better about yourself when strangers from the internet look at your profile. But obviously it wouldn't make much sense to give equal fake rating points to someone who solves it in 5 seconds vs someone who spends all day looking at it. So rated tactics is necessarily "blitz" in nature. So why complain? It's a training tool, not a test of your ego.
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