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What are your thoughts on a chess study plan.

lochness88

Hello everyone, im thinking of some serious chess study and wondering if anyone has tailored a study plan for themselves and what the key aspects are to consider. This is what im currently doing on a daily basis.

*Playing three games of chess (15 min) real time.

*Solving a chess problem with a 20 minute time limit.

*Playing three blitz games with crafty (2 min)

*Reading a chapter of a chess book at night (currently My System - Nimzowitsch)

 Anyone else have a study plan and keen to share?

-Sal. 


likesforests

I don't plan out my chess studies anymore. I write articles, or play, or study endgames, or analyze master games... whatever strikes me as fun that day! If you're studying strategy, you might consider playing slower games and/or analyzing master games.


ericmittens

My chess study includes:

 

-Doing tactics puzzles while I ride the subway to and from work (It's 45 minutes each way so I get quite a few done)

 

-In the evening going over a few games of grandmasters who use the same openings that I do.

 

-Playing correspondence chess, and everytime I come across a line I dont know in my opening I consult a book or database, in this way I expand my knowledge slowly and practically.

 

 When I'm sick of going over master games I pop in one of karsten mueller's endgame DVDs. Also, I keep a copy of "bobby fischer teaches chess" and "its your move: improvers!" on top of the toilet :)

 

 


ghostofmaroczy
lochness88 wrote:

Hello everyone, im thinking of some serious chess study and wondering if anyone has tailored a study plan for themselves and what the key aspects are to consider. This is what im currently doing on a daily basis.

*Playing three games of chess (15 min) real time.

*Solving a chess problem with a 20 minute time limit.

*Playing three blitz games with crafty (2 min)

*Reading a chapter of a chess book at night (currently My System - Nimzowitsch)

 Anyone else have a study plan and keen to share?

-Sal. 


 Play slower games.  Like full tournament time control of 3 minutes per move. 


KingLeopold

I orginally posted this under a "How to Improve Your Chess Game", thought it might fit here also:

Monday: Tactics

Tuesday: Opening Prep.

Wednesday: Combinational Studies (Long calculation problems)

Thursday: Endgame Study

Friday: Tactics

Saturday: Game analysis. (Go over any games you played throughout the week, if not then go over master class games)

Sunday: Go to Church and pray that you'll get better (Why not? It can't hurt).

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lochness88
I heard that playing blitz games is not good for beginners as it promotes sloppy play. Is this correct?
greyfox

for me begginers should play longer time limit becoz this gave them longer calculation period.

 

my study plan includes:

 

mental gym (tactics and strategies, puzzles)

endgame study (more games are lost becoz of poor endgame strategy)

opening i think is mere rationalization and important thing is the traps of a certain opening

 i also study middle game and strategies of sound attack and positional plays.

 

where you got my system? im been searching for that kind of book for quite a long time. 


likesforests

I heard that playing blitz games is not good for beginners as it promotes sloppy play. Is this correct?

 

Reading a chapter of a chess book at night (currently My System - Nimzowitsch)

 

I believe you'll master the strategic knowledge in My System more quickly if you play at least some games at slow time controls where you have time to consider how his advice applies (or doesn't apply) to each position in the game. I see no harm in also playing some games at faster time controls such as your preferred G/2 and G/15. At the root of it chess is a hobby and it should be kept fun. I enjoy 2+12 blitz myself. Smile


lochness88
greyfox wrote:

where you got my system? im been searching for that kind of book for quite a long time. 


I will send you a message


Dada2013

noob

Steven-ODonoghue

pdve

I would just like to add that you must analyze 3 GM games a day right from the opening to the result