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Returning the the Prodigy Program and to the game.  Preblog

Returning the the Prodigy Program and to the game. Preblog

Daybreak57
Jan 12, 2017, 5:01 AM 2

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 wink.png.

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