Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Meta mini-circles

A new wrinkle in my training. As I get higher in Tasc Chess Tutor, I sometimes run into tests that truly demolish me. I have added a new 'Redo Rule' to my training: if I score below 50% on any 10-question test, I must repeat that same 10-question test until I score above 50%. This is in addition to my mini-circles, in which I do 200 questions (20 tests), and redo the sections in which I scored below 80% on any single test in that section.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


I found your web site through a random set of searches for things I found interesting in the news...Le Monde, BBC, a new alphabet found inscribed in a stone in Isreal, a blog by a girl at the dig site for the stone, then searching for chess on the blog site.

I read a few of your articles, and enjoyed the reading. I particularly liked your rebuke of Seiriwan's gender-pronoun comment. Well said, I thought.

Best of luck (Though there is no luck in chess, is there?) with your studies both over the board, and in other areas.

11/12/2005 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Pale Morning Dun - Errant Knight de la Maza said...

I think repetition on one's weaker points is key. This is something I've always been lazy at. I taken a new approach when going over tactics, and that is to take my time on the ones I get wrong. Hopefully, that will cement the patterns a bit better.

11/14/2005 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger King of the Spill said...

Adjusting the program to fit your needs sounds great.

11/17/2005 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I found your website through searching for chess blogs in Google.

I enjoyed reading your posts, as I think any chess player could relate to them, we were all beginers at one point no matter how far we've advanced.

I wish you well with your chess adventure.

If you ever play on FICS, my handle is DerMon if you fancy a few games.

All the best,
Derek (chess addict).

11/18/2005 04:51:00 PM  

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