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This one's easy--compared to the Tactics Trainer that is. Rg7+ Kf8 (...Kh8, Rh7#), Ref7+ Ke8, Rg8#.
I find that if I do 25 of the exercises before playing blitz, I play better and see much more.
Thanks, Marc. Yes, the Tactics Trainer is really helpful. For almost a year, I've been in the 1650 - 1550 slot. I tend to get careless and drop many good positions which I could have won. Besides, I'm not focused and have this habit of watching tv while playing!
Do you have an Elo rating? I have a United States Chess Federation rating of 1826 (it was as high as 2007 way back in 1987 or so), but with a family I don't have much opportunity to spend an entire weekend playing chess. I never know how the Chess.Com ratings correspond to Elo ratings. I always play 10-minute games, never bullet or standard. I generally can't get computer time from my son!
Best of luck to Anand!
Oh, wow! USCF 1800+ is real good I guess. I think the other day I saw a thread / post here comparing various ratings like Elo, USCF and the rating on this site.
Yes, I too was very active back in 1985-90 and used to play in local tournaments here. But things were so different then - no computers / chess engines etc
I normally play 10/10 or 15/10. I think I should move playing to 30 minute game which will bring in some seriousness into my approach.
Thank you and yes we are all waiting for the big event - Anand x Gelfand and I think that's gonna be exciting!
Thanks, nice talking to you.
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