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  • 23 months ago · Quote · #21

    naturalproduct

    hicetnunc wrote:

    @naturalproduct : you're right about immersion being a decisive factor in your chess progress.

    But immersion in chess is not studying : it's playing OTB and analyzing with stronger players.

    Immersion...lol. That was the word that wasn't coming to me! Agreed. I am trying to play OTB at lease a couple times a week. Unfortunately, in my area, there is not a lot of chance to play all the time. How much do you think a "good" amatuer plays OTB chess a week?

    Mike

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #22

    MichaelPorcelli

    at least once a week for a few hours. I try to play OTB for a couple hours 2-3 times a week and have seen good results. But you have to make due with what you have

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #23

    hicetnunc

    naturalproduct wrote:
    hicetnunc wrote:

    @naturalproduct : you're right about immersion being a decisive factor in your chess progress.

    But immersion in chess is not studying : it's playing OTB and analyzing with stronger players.

    Immersion...lol. That was the word that wasn't coming to me! Agreed. I am trying to play OTB at lease a couple times a week. Unfortunately, in my area, there is not a lot of chance to play all the time. How much do you think a "good" amatuer plays OTB chess a week?

    Mike

    If possible, one serious long game a week (~50/year) is good.

    However, you should make sure you can analyze this game with strong players for full benefits.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #24

    GerryMo

    In terms of hours studied per week...

    I cannot remember the numbers but a few years ago I used a chess clock to track how much time I was actually studying. If you have from 7-9 PM every night that does not mean you are studying 2 hours per night. Many things eat into this (another cup of tea, watching that sports highlight on TV, etc.).

    It is much more difficult that it sounds imo to spend 2 hours studying per night.

    Gerry

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #25

    naturalproduct

    GerryMo wrote:

    In terms of hours studied per week...

    I cannot remember the numbers but a few years ago I used a chess clock to track how much time I was actually studying. If you have from 7-9 PM every night that does not mean you are studying 2 hours per night. Many things eat into this (another cup of tea, watching that sports highlight on TV, etc.).

    It is much more difficult that it sounds imo to spend 2 hours studying per night.

    Gerry

    When I say study and play for 3-4-12 h at a time, believe me, the only break I take is to grab a drink (I only eat once a day) or go to the bathroom. I am very obsessive when it comes to chess. Its what I do every free chance I get. If I have 10 minutes at work in between jobs, TT, if I have an hour in the morning before everyone else gets in, play my CC games, when I eat, I watch chess videos, at night I play live chess on other sites for a change of atmosphere. It helps that I don't watch TV, I don't care for sports, I don't drink, I don't do anything except work and chess (I'll stop for sex...lol). So I say I get at least 3 h a day, 3-4h at the club/OTB a week, and 12h pure ply/study on Sundays (my only day off).

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #26

    bronsteinitz

    What? Only 3h a day? What a miserable lifeLaughing Luckily 12 h on a sunday.


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