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Day to Day Training


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    Hugh_T_Patterson

    I spend most of my time playing chess and have developed a decent training schedule. It consists of tactical studies and live games. I have actually found that my game is getting so much better with the right training. Prior to my current course of study, I wasn't making anywhere near the progress I am now. I'm curious what everyone else does regarding training.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    KyleJRM

    My ideal day is:

    15 minutes tactics training at chess.emrald.net. I believe it's hard for your brain to absorb much more than that in a day, so too much more is probably wasted effort. Try to move through each problem as quickly as possible.

    Pick a master and an opening and go over a few games at chessgames.com. Again, trying to move pretty quickly through each one.

    Finding a nice, slow game (at least 30 30, preferably 45 45) on ICC, and going over it and annotating it afterward.

    I do those in order, and any day I don't have enough time, I just get as far down the list as I can. If I only have time for one thing, I do the tactics training. Two things, I do tactics then master games.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    Hugh_T_Patterson

    That is good sound advice!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    SilverCrown

    KyleJRM wrote:

    My ideal day is:

    15 minutes tactics training at chess.emrald.net. I believe it's hard for your brain to absorb much more than that in a day, so too much more is probably wasted effort. Try to move through each problem as quickly as possible.

    Pick a master and an opening and go over a few games at chessgames.com. Again, trying to move pretty quickly through each one.

    Finding a nice, slow game (at least 30 30, preferably 45 45) on ICC, and going over it and annotating it afterward.

    I do those in order, and any day I don't have enough time, I just get as far down the list as I can. If I only have time for one thing, I do the tactics training. Two things, I do tactics then master games.


    That is some good stuff!

    I also start off by practicing tactics (around 30 min/day); for that I go on chess tempo. Then I try to play the few moves I have to play in my chess.com's turn-based games. I try to finish by playing a standard game on ICC preferably with the time setting mentioned above. If I have time afterwards, I try to watch a chess video or two; my favorite series is Dan Heisman's amateur game review.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    kco

    Go over your own games.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    Hugh_T_Patterson

    I also use Personal Chess Trainer which is a good way to develop tactical thinking. There are 90 problems per set and they're decent problems that force you to look at the entire board.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    ROOKe281

    thanks for the advice guys cause im only going to be spending 2hrs per day on chess no matter if its playing studying r learning but didnt have a idea of howto breakdown that time. what do you guys think of this breakdown:

    30 tatics/strategy since I feel this is the most important.

    30 minutes playing both live & turn based

    30 going over games I've won & lost then end it with a video lesson. Then once I get membership i'll start working more with chess mentor and my coach dropping my time a play down and tatics/strategy down to 15min since i'll be working with a coach. just a plan i've worked out and ASKING your OPINION on this schedule.


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