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Tactics Trainer Problem Difficulty

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #241


    Sceadungen wrote:

    I seem to be having trouble using Google Chrome Browser

    The problem resets as soon as I make a move the clock continues to run but the trainer is then uresponsive.

    Oh and by the way in case I forgot to mention it before deducting points for correct solutions is demotivating and unfair.

    Yet you've been using it for years. You know of chesstempo where they don't do the same?

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #242


    Scottrf wrote:

    Yet you've been using it for years. You know of chesstempo where they don't do the same?

    I was using Tactics Trainer despite the same reason Sceadungen got upset because there was a mobile app for Chess.com. Chesstempo didn't have that.

    However, I found out last week that finally Chesstempo offers a browser based mobile version (beta) which works fine for me. So I switched back to them to train tactics.

    All other stuff works fine on chess.com (online games, chess mentor etc.) so I really can recommend a membership - which I have - but I never got happy with TT.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #243


    I like the interface on TT 

    At the moment I am still prepared to wait for improvements, which are promised

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #244


    Is anybody else having problems with TT ?

    I am using Firefox and when I attempt to make a move it resets the problem, it will not respond, but the clock is still running ??

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #245


    just done it again

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #246


    and again I give up

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #247


    I'm using Firefox, but not finding any problems with TT.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #248


    To be fair this was my problem with some Malware that was playing havoc with my PC took me 2 days to sort it out.

    Apologies Chess.Com

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #249


    That is why Ubuntu, or any Linux distro, is so much better than Windows. No malware.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #250


    You might have heard about a security issue called Shellshock?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #251


    It won't give you puzzles your rating you have to go to settings and set a rating range

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #252


    The problem is still unresolved. Today, for example, of 25 puzzles I got, only 2 were higher than my rating, a tiny handful was about the same and almost 20 were below my rating, at times more than 100 points.

    For the record: it's now been two years ago that this thread has been started and 9 months ago since a staff member (see post #201) promised that with the mysterious "V3" the problem will be resolved.

    BTW, quoting DeepGreene:

    "Smile Be it known (in the interest of full transparency), that the changes made in December (see post #196) are still in effect: The server is preferring tactics in a range from 60 points higher to 40 points lower than your current rating."

    This does by far not describe the actual behaviour which in reality strongly prefers problems rated considerably lower than the player's rating.

    ---One of those days where I keep asking myself whether I should renew my Gold membership next year or not.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #253


    Now people cannot choose rating range. It is automated. Many people are slowly going down in rating because of this. They have found their true level.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #254


    I documented the subject of this thread ad nausem three years ago.


      Glad to see a little progress.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #255


    Once again Tactics Trainer has me tearing my hair out.

    13 correct 2 wrong net gain 40 points an average of 3 points per solution so to move up 100 points I would need 33 consecutive, no time penalty correct answers.

    When you take into account that many problems have alternate solutions just one move longer, the whole thing becomes demotivating and time wasting. I simply cannot progress to newer tactics.

    I feel like Cesiphus chained to a rock, doomed by the gods to push it uphill only for it to roll down again.

    Please look at this or lose another Chess Fan.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #256


    That sounds pretty unusual, I've seen the points system as slightly unfair before (particularly on the chess.com app) but never that badly. Try to remember its there to improve your tactics, not just to give you another rating.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #257


    It also should contain an element of motivation to train

    I renewed my last membership on the basis of a V3 fixing these problems, I am still waiting

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