# Study log. 29 Aug 2016

**Tactics**

Today I did 20 problems on chess.com tactics trainer. I got 15 problems right and I failed 5 problems. Also out of 15 problems I got right there were at least 3 problems in which I didn't see all the lines before moving the pieces. Overall it got my tactics rating from 2046 to 2081. My goal is to get to 2300-2400 tactics rating by the end of year.

There was one a quite hard and a very interesting position. I am proud that I got it right even though it took me 7:38 to crack it.

These defensive type combinations are really challenging, I was chasing shadowy checkmates for good 5 minutes before realized that there are no serious threats to the black king.

On chesstempo I solved 3 problems out of 3 attempts. One position was very hard. It took me 57 minutes. Not continuously though, it is just what chesstempo timer showed, I was distracted from time to time, but anyway it took far longer than usual.

**Lesson learned**:

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*if you see that there is nothing in the line you're calculating, move on and look for other lines. Don't calculate it over and over again*Unfortunately chances that OTB I'd see this motive with 1. Re5+ Kd4 2. Re1! are minimal. The other two chesstempo problems were quite trivial and I think it isn't even worth mentioning them here. Solving these 3 problems got my chesstempo rating from 1844 to 1876.

**Games**