Training Update

Nov 19, 2008, 2:18 AM |

I finished the class D section of Silman's Complete Endgame Course and started in on the class C section. 

I finished working through the section on bishops vs. knights and most of the section on the center, and space in Amateur's Mind. I have really enjoyed reading this so far. Lots of good, common sense tips.

I did quite a few problems in the tactics trainer today. I broke 2000 for the first time (2025), but proceeded to drop back down over lunch and then ended the day in the around 1850. I have been hovering in the 1800s mostly lately with jumps up into the 1900s and some major drops. When I have a bad run I keep doing problems until I work through it and get back up. I have been trying to work on not getting frustrated when it happens and just calmly working through the problem sets. That makes the rebound happen much more quickly.

Tomorrow night's training session will be more master games and probably some time working through more of Think Like a Grandmaster