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How to calculate (5) - Weekly training case study report 2

Apr 22, 2016, 2:55 PM 0

This is the second weekly report about my training case study. If you want to read more what it's about and the first report I give you the links after a short summary so far

1. On a chess seminar my trainer told how to calculate.

2. Knewing the tactical stuff I detected the bad habit of moving without calculating systematically.

3. So I will try to build up better thinking habits, starting with looking out for every chess in the five free tactic trainer tasks here, spending at least 15 min per day with solving and analyzing my mistakes here.

Last week I detected

1. several kinds of mistakes;
2. losing control of the thinking process by not looking for every check.

The report of this week

First I give the statistical raw data in form of a picture.

You see, a plateau is reached. Tasks are becoming harder and I have the impression the tactical structure hase changed. Giving check in the first move happens clearly less often on the higher level. This was no surprise and fits to what happens according to my free observations over the board. The stronger the players are, the less often pieces are hanging or simple checks lead to a win.

Now I come to a summary over the thinking process:

1. Lack of concentration was a main source of mistakes this week. This is corresponding to a rating decline in my 5-minute-games here from 2050 ot 1900. This was something I had to fight in my live, caring for sleep and some other circumstances.

2. Looking out for checks in the starting position and deeper was easier this week. So maybe I'm on the way building this habit?

3. Building categories over my 22 mistakes this number is far from giving enough data for a real analysis. But I give you examples for your own pleasure, maybe solving, maybe analyzing your own mistakes.

White to move

This is an example for spontaneous moving without thinking in move four. Move one to three were clear and then came an unexpected move and I gave a „WoPatzerSchach“. This means: If a Patzer sees a check he gives it. This is the link https://www.chess.com/tactics/?id=105058.

White to move

Here I underestimated the power of the pawn d4, leading to a wrong move three. The link to the task is https://www.chess.com/tactics/?id=136984&practice=1.

White to move

This was overlooking the best defense in move two. See https://www.chess.com/tactics/?id=143433&practice=1.

What will happen till the next report?

White to move

This was overlooking the best defense in move two. See https://www.chess.com/tactics/?id=143433&practice=1.

What will happen till the next report?

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