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Tactics Trainer Problem Difficulty

  • #241

    and again I give up

  • #242

    To be fair this was my problem with some Malware that was playing havoc with my PC took me 2 days to sort it out.

    Apologies Chess.Com

  • #243

    You might have heard about a security issue called Shellshock?

  • #244

    It won't give you puzzles your rating you have to go to settings and set a rating range

  • #245

    The problem is still unresolved. Today, for example, of 25 puzzles I got, only 2 were higher than my rating, a tiny handful was about the same and almost 20 were below my rating, at times more than 100 points.

    For the record: it's now been two years ago that this thread has been started and 9 months ago since a staff member (see post #201) promised that with the mysterious "V3" the problem will be resolved.

    BTW, quoting DeepGreene:

    "Smile Be it known (in the interest of full transparency), that the changes made in December (see post #196) are still in effect: The server is preferring tactics in a range from 60 points higher to 40 points lower than your current rating."

    This does by far not describe the actual behaviour which in reality strongly prefers problems rated considerably lower than the player's rating.

    ---One of those days where I keep asking myself whether I should renew my Gold membership next year or not.

  • #246

    I documented the subject of this thread ad nausem three years ago.


      Glad to see a little progress.

  • #247

    Once again Tactics Trainer has me tearing my hair out.

    13 correct 2 wrong net gain 40 points an average of 3 points per solution so to move up 100 points I would need 33 consecutive, no time penalty correct answers.

    When you take into account that many problems have alternate solutions just one move longer, the whole thing becomes demotivating and time wasting. I simply cannot progress to newer tactics.

    I feel like Cesiphus chained to a rock, doomed by the gods to push it uphill only for it to roll down again.

    Please look at this or lose another Chess Fan.

  • #248

    It also should contain an element of motivation to train

    I renewed my last membership on the basis of a V3 fixing these problems, I am still waiting

  • #249
    Sceadungen wrote:

    I feel like Cesiphus chained to a rock, doomed by the gods to push it uphill only for it to roll down again.


    Konowing that there are titled players among the solvers, has actually helped me to disregard a problem's rating. If you wanna practice forks, pins and discoverd attacks you have to set the trainer at approx 900.

    I'm already winning much more games against local friends OTB, so at least something good comes out from doing the tac trainer

  • #250

    Same problem for me since today, a lot of 1400-1500 tactics when I am 1900 rated.

    Very annoying.

    Is there something that can be done ?


  • #251

    Thanks for the tip, I will try that. That doesn't mean I will lose my current rating right ?

    Actually I get more than +1 if I play fast enough. But still, you are never never quite sure if you play against a difficult or an easy problem and that is stressful. Interesting though. But weird.

  • #252

    exactly, thank you for your answer 

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