How should we play training games?

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Jul 30, 2016, 12:32 AM |
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Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course


You can read about the past days:

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9


 My goals: 


1. I want to study chess in an organized way. I hope 21 days of organized study of the course will build my habit to create and follow my study plans after the course finished.
2. I want to win a Titled tuesday tournament in 2016
3. I want to win a Death match in 2016
4. I want to be one of  the top 10 rated blitz (3-5 minutes game) player on chess.com
The structure of the study of Day 10 was the following:

- Theoretical section:

When we want to improve in chess we need to study new ideas and to make them stick in our memory, we need to play training matches.

There are 4 guide lines which I learnt from the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course:
1. The games should be at least 30 minutes per side long. The more time we have the more studied ideas we can put in practice and test.
2. Give your maximum effort in the practice games, as they would be a tournament game! Stop doing other things before you start the game and close all other windows if you play online. Focus on the game!
3. Analyse and learn from the training games!

4. Try to play always with higher rated players! I suggest to play at least 50 points higher than you, but not higher than 200 points. If you play with stronger players, then you grow up to their level. When you reach their level, then play others who are again stronger than you. This is the way how all top players reached their best.

- Practical section:

Master game:

In today's game we looked a typical sacrifice in the sicilian defense how white prevents black's castling and attacks the king.

I annnotated the full game myself to show you the different attacking and defensing motives:

Tactics:

Today main theme was the removing the defender.

Beautiful geometry:

The quick finish of a short game:


Endgame:

Nice pawn endgame for today. Opposition is the key, but white need to prevent black's only trick. 

I analysed the endgame and added a few more variations:

Conclusions of the Day 10 of the 

1. We learnt the key ideas what we should follow when we play training games.

2. In today's master game we learnt a typical sacrifice and attacking plan in the sicilian defense.

3. I solved puzzles about removing the defenders.

4. The pawn endgame showed the importance of the opposition and choosing the right path.

I decided to follow how much time I use every day for the study and monitor the total time used too.

Today I used 50 minutes. The total time I used until today is 7 hours and 54 minutes. You can follow the daily training times in this --> document

I wish you enjoyed today's tips and exerciseses
 of the course! I was happy to show you my experiences about the Day 10 of the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course Smile
Until tomorrow you can find the details of the  21 days to Supercharge your chess course if you click here and you can become a student too.

You can read about the past days:

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9