I have come to the conclusion, that i, or beginners in general. Should not waste time with openings or strategy, or atleast not untill we 'Get Tactics'...which i dont apparently.
Bout a month ago my tactical rating broke 2000, i was pleased, and it didn't stop there. I peaked at 2156. And then came the fall... i dropped to 1950 and for the past 3 weeks ive been going up and down, never crossing 2000 again.
Now im punishing myself. I use notepad and write down all the moves. while also fighting off the urges to play the first good variation that comes up, I try to mimic those analysis windows, most engines create, it is working. But it tires me out...
Here's a few SIMPLE puzzles i royaly messed up in the last hour or so