Study log. 08 Sep 2016
During last couple of days I solved 30 tactical problems (22 correct, 8 wrong) improving my tactics rating according to chess.com tactics trainer to 2147. Wondering how accurate this estimate is and if (when) it would convert into OTB rating improvements. Still suffering from my old issues: not calculating to the end and not seeing all the defensive opportunities.
I am going through strategy lessons on chess.com and I see certain improvements, when I started doing strategy lessons in the first couple of problems I was mostly guessing rarely seeing the correct moves from the very beginning. And even though I still rarely get all the moves correctly, for example yesterday I got almost moves right from this one:
What I am doing actually is trying to memorize these strategy lessons so knowing how Fischer, Smyslov, Nimzovitch or Botvinnik played in a similar position should help me to make my own decisions in similar situations OTB.
I also played a few games and what displeases me a lot is the fact that I keep blundering almost in every game. I only hope that my tactics exercises as well as full concentration would help to get rid of these blunders. For example I have no possible explanation how I didn't see that he can just take my piece.