Polgar Training Problems ... the Ones that Got Away
In early September 2016 I started a Chess Pilgrimage. I've undertaken half an hour of Polgar training positions per day (from the famous 5334+ book). As of the 13th Oct 2016 I've completed 1775 positions, making note of mistakes I've made along the way.
This blog is dedicated to those mistakes and what they have taught me. Mate in 2 sounds very simple, but composers over the year have crafted some beauties that require visualisation and care for the solver.
I thoroughly recommend this book at training material. It can't but help improve your calculation, speed and reflexes. The order of material is beautifully organised such that he deliberately reinforces the same patterns in a sequential manner.
Below are the ones I got wrong, and what they taught me. Largely I miss escape squares in my calculation, or pieces that were doing a job that (having moved) are no longer doing that job!
6th September 2016 Position 327
7th September 2016 Position 354
8th September 2016 Position 389
8th September 2016 Position 404
8th September 2016 Position 407
10th September 2016 Position 440
10th September 2016 Position 450
11th September 2016 Position 454