Puzzle Rush Tips

SnowyTheWolf

...I can't do it!

Scores today: 13, 12, 11, 8.

josephyossi

pratice your speed vs computer bullet. that might help you move faster

SnowyTheWolf

My problem isn't speed... I don't know what it is. I've tired all the tips I've received so far.

josephyossi

think about discovered attack. look for good checks and captures. 

inkspirit
To be fair, speed is less important than accuracy when you’re at the “bottleneck”, or in other words, when you can constantly reach [your high score minus 5] but are unable to go further than that. Use your time on puzzles you find difficult. Try calculating some lines instead of tossing out a random move. Guesswork will NOT improve your pattern recognition skills, which is necessary to get past 30 — obviously you need to get better at tactics to achieve higher PR scores.
arimaster

I AlWAYS get 10 or below

BK201YI

How can you get frustrated after only 18 attempts? 

llamonade
inkspirit wrote:
obviously you need to get better at tactics to achieve higher PR scores.

Exactly, and that takes a long time.

Tricks might increase your score a little, but mostly it's just how good you are at tactics.

arimaster

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Shadow_Dragon_86
SnowyTheWolf wrote:

My problem isn't speed... I don't know what it is. I've tired all the tips I've received so far.

Again... there's probably not going to be significant improvement immediately due to tips. It's just daily practice, even if it's only 25 tactics a day!

SnowyTheWolf
BK201YI wrote:

How can you get frustrated after only 18 attempts? 

Trust me, I can.

SnowyTheWolf
Shadow_Dragon_86 wrote:
SnowyTheWolf wrote:

My problem isn't speed... I don't know what it is. I've tired all the tips I've received so far.

Again... there's probably not going to be significant improvement immediately due to tips. It's just daily practice, even if it's only 25 tactics a day!

Okay.

foofooes

lol I got 31 5 times and counting

devansh_rc

it just shows your level and thinking in chess

it tests how you play under time pressure

so there is nothing to be frustated

SkierInUtah
SnowyTheWolf wrote:

Puzzle rush is SO frustrating. I just can't seem to get over 13 again.

When I take the time I can't get enough. When I don't take as much time I can get high but I miss three too early.

The one time I had the chance to beat my record was when I had 11 points and 2 minutes left. But then I missed for the third time...and I blew it.

So are there any tips for this mode? It is so much fun (and frustrating both at the same time) that I want a decent record. Can anyone help?

Think of Puzzle Rush as a test.  It tells us how good we are when we take the test.  To get better at taking the test, you need to do your homework.

When taking the test, you have a sense for the puzzles where you start to struggle.  For me, right now, that is around 1100.  To get better, I go to the tactics page and set the rating range to 1100-1400.  And then I hammer away at just those puzzles.  

I see the patterns and learn those patterns.  Once a week or so, I retake the test to see where I start to struggle.

Keep in mind there are 2 important metrics for Puzzle Rush.  The headline metric is the Max.  The average is equally important as it shows consistent accuracy.  And accuracy is what wins games.

solskytz

The average is only a good metric if you never let anybody else from your family try puzzle rush from your account, and if you never quit after you miss an early puzzle... 

SnowyTheWolf
solskytz wrote:

The average is only a good metric if you never let anybody else from your family try puzzle rush from your account, and if you never quit after you miss an early puzzle... 

Yes. I need to stop doing that.

josecarlos33

mine is 29 i just try to get at least 10 right in the first minute then i slow down a bit

Lion_XVI

Most player will probably improve more with classic tactics... you get better by pondering the moves. Puzzle rush has become a classic... nanananana i get a better score than you... which will appeal to the bullet crowd.

drmrboss
SnowyTheWolf wrote:
josephyossi wrote:

ugh thats unfortunate 

Of course not. I'd do anything to have 23 on Puzzle Rush. Lol.

I saw your blitz and puzzle rating < 1000. You should not expect 23 in PR with those parameters.

Best tip- Forget about PR score for one year.

Learn motif of puzzles.

Practice puzzles for accuracy (unlimited time/ without time pressure).

Once you are good at tactic rating around 2000, you will definately get 23 PR.