Returning the the Prodigy Program and to the game. Preblog
A man once told me that in the beginning of a thousand mile journey you often fall down and have to start over again and again. I have been doing this, in my areas of my life than just chess. To recap, I have been playing chess since I was 8 years old, but didn't play seriously until I was about the ripe old age of 25. Even at 25, I never read any books, or watched chess videos, or anything like that. I don't think I studied chess for a prolonged period of time, ever. I think I have enough chess books to sell off at a garage sale and make like a grand LOL. I do not know how I got so good at tactics. I do know I didn't get good at tactics by doing the tactics trainer on chess.com.
Anyway, since I am starting the Prodigy program again this time around I am going to actually do all the stuff I am suppose to do and on top of that do some stuff on my own. I will keep track of my progress with this blog, along with charting my progress on a calendar of some sort.
A national master told me that at my level I should start to learn the general attacking plans for all the openings, and he recommended pawn structure chess. That is one of the "extra" things I will be doing, is going over that book. Another one of my "extra" things that I will be doing is implementing my "tactics regimen, starting today. This will be day 1 of my tactics regimen. At the beginning of each day I will do some mental Calisthenics, and then go straight into playing some games, then study, then more games, do until tired. Rinse and repeat. In my blogs I will tell how my chess day went. Right now I am just introducing my new blog series, which will be a daily journal of my chess progress. Looks like I will get back to you at the end of the day .