Saturday, July 21, 2007

Fourth Phase DONE!

Stage 1-4 Circles done! Finally, after a year, I'm on to the fifth and final stage of the circles. Within three months I'll have my tactical baseline established.

It took me 13 times through these 299 problems before I got 100% correct. By the 13th time through, it was effortless (though near the end of the problems I was getting so nervous about the possibility of making a misclick that I actually had to start thinking again).

This, strangely, is from one of the last problems I got wrong (I think it was in minicircle 4.11). I made a wrong step once it got to this position (white, you, to move). Easy: either give black the opposition by stepping back, or move to the right and draw. For some reason my circuits got crossed and I thought I had to step my king back to draw. Ack. Let's hope I don't do that again!



# CirclesPercent Correct
Problem Set 11498-99-100-100-100-100-100
100-100-100-99-100-99-98
Problem Set 21590-93-96-99-99-99-99-99
99-99-99-99-99-99-100
Problem Set 3885-93-97-99-99-99-99-100
Problem Set 41373-87-93-96-98-99-99
99-99-99-99-99-100
Problem Set 50
NOTE: Circles undertaken with CTB.

7 Comments:

Blogger Temposchlucker said...

Jolly good!

7/22/2007 04:06:00 AM  
Blogger transformation said...

learning it all 'by hand'

7/22/2007 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger chessloser said...

congrats on another milestone achieved...almost there...

7/23/2007 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger takchess said...

Excellent Job , Do you have an upcoming tournament in mind to test your tactical muscles ?

7/23/2007 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Tak: once I finish the circles, and take some time to let it sit etc I should do a tournament.

7/23/2007 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger logis said...

You obviously dont have the complete endgame course book of Jeremy Silman in which one of the rules for that king + pawn versus lone king is that you only step backwards if you have to move away from the pawn. So in this case you dont have to move away from the pawn since you can stay with the pawn by moving the king sideways.

7/24/2007 04:15:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

logis: you obviously didn't read this. In the middle of quickly solving 300 questions it is easy to make mistakes, hard to get 100% correct.

7/24/2007 07:24:00 PM  

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