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Tactics too hard.

  • #1

    About the tactics (puzzles),  how can I randomly get easier ones? I always seem to get ones I can't do!

  • #2
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  • #3

    Yes, 300 puzzles attempted in 1 (one) hour. That is, 5 puzzles per minute; an average of 12 seconds per puzzle. And in daily games, You still take less than 10 seconds to think on a move.

    "Speed chess is not real chess." (GM Zoltán ALMÁSI)

    You are building bad habits. How much is the average rating of the puzzles You get?

  • #4

    I don't know

  • #5

    You need to slow wayyyyy down.  Don't just make the first move you see, take the time to really think about what the opponents reply will be after you make that move.  Don't worry about trying to get 100%, focus on getting it correct.  +1 is better than -12.

  • #6

    Thanks.

  • #7
    NintendoMaster853 wrote:

    About the tactics (puzzles),  how can I randomly get easier ones? I always seem to get ones I can't do!

     

    All the more being served more difficult puzzles will be good for your training. The first 300 puzzles attempted in one hour should have given you some basic tactical ideas. and chances are, many of your future puzzles depend on these ideas.

     

    Perhaps puzzles of rating around 1200 upwards will be good training for you, considering that your tactics rating is 800+.

  • #8
    JukeBoxHero1789 írta:

    You need to slow wayyyyy down.  Don't just make the first move you see, take the time to really think about what the opponents reply will be after you make that move.  Don't worry about trying to get 100%, focus on getting it correct.  +1 is better than -12.


    Very pertinent advice! happy.png

  • #9

    Forget at solving it in a haste. Before you make a move, make sure you already knew all the winning moves. This helps you get better at calculating. I think there are people who makes a move even though they don't know yet all the winning moves.

  • #10
    jambyvedar írta:

    Forget at solving it in a haste. Before you make a move, make sure you already knew all the winning moves. This helps you get better at calculating. I think there are people who makes a move even though they don't know yet all the winning moves.

     

    I think, You mean calculating the whole line/variation.

  • #11

    I don't understand by after doing  a lot of lessons and getting 96% right I still have not improved. Any tips on that Zoltán?

  • #12
    JukeBoxHero1789 escreveu:

    You need to slow wayyyyy down.  Don't just make the first move you see, take the time to really think about what the opponents reply will be after you make that move.  Don't worry about trying to get 100%, focus on getting it correct.  +1 is better than -12.

     

    +1 is better than -12.

  • #13

    Dear Will,

    I took a closer look at Your performance. You are probably doing OK with Your Lessons; but are too stressed or overmotivated to perform and have achievements under time pressure.

    Here are two easy puzzles, You blitzed out and missed:

    The target time of the first one is 41 seconds, You used 4 seconds and missed. (Average time 35 seconds.) An experienced player -- even if he playes blitz terribly badly -- realises in maybe 3 seconds that after 1... Qf3 2. Re8+ Rxe8 there is no defence against 3... Qg2#. Seeing 1... Qf3 took me less than a second. The rest was checking.

    The target time of the second is 30 seconds, You used 3 seconds and missed. (Average time 33 seconds.) I did not calculate much, but I think that 1. Rxe5! is stronger than 1. h8=Q.

    What could be the problem:
    1. There is no time pressure in the case of Lessons and You perform better.
    2. You think solving tactics puzzles are some sort of a race with time. WELL, NO. Tactics puzzles are a way to train you chess-eyes and mind; to learn patterns and positions as well as how to calculate different types of variations and lines.
    3. You fail to check Your moves and the opponent's responses. In this manner, You become prone to falling into traps.

    https://www.chess.com/tactics/138729
    https://www.chess.com/tactics/126199

    This is how I see things after a more careful analysis.

    Cheers,
    Zoltán

  • #14
    NintendoMaster853 wrote:

    About the tactics (puzzles),  how can I randomly get easier ones? I always seem to get ones I can't do!

     

    I don't think that they offer a range yet, however, 

    do at least 5 to 8 puzzles a day, almost every day, do not skip days, review the puzzles you failed from previous days work. 

    take your time.

    watch the 4 part video series from IM dpruess

    https://www.chess.com/video/player/four-exercises-to-become-a-tactical-genius-part-1

     

  • #15

    The latest (25 or so puzzles) You attempted to solve are rated 850-900 and correspond to Your TT rating level.

  • #16

     I see that I was more then stupid... I just played about 10 tactics and got 8 right now.

  • #17

    Okay, You did 12 seemingly easy puzzles managing to get 8 out of 12 -- at a pretty fast pace, I must say. That's (very) good. You have vision and You are also able to foresee 2 or 3 moves. These are the building blocks of chess. Keep it up! But do not rush/hurry!

  • #18

    I love the tactics on this site. They are hard, complicated, advanced endgames..etc. I plan on doing all 60,000 tactics.

  • #19
    szaszzo66 wrote:

    Okay, You did 12 seemingly easy puzzles managing to get 8 out of 12 -- at a pretty fast pace, I must say. That's (very) good. You have vision and You are also able to foresee 2 or 3 moves. These are the building blocks of chess. Keep it up! But do not rush/hurry!

    Thank you a lot! happy.png

  • #20
    ZebraGang wrote:

    Then get better at tactics 

    My tactics rating is over 2000, MUCH higher than your 1391 LOL

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