Monday, July 24, 2006

Finished Circle 1

I finished Circle 1 on Sunday. I will resist the temptation to do another mini-circle with some of the tougher problems. I got 96 percent correct, which is a little disappointing (the last 100 problems or so really nailed me), but I'll move on and hope I continue to improve. Here is a problem that I missed, which I expect next time I'll solve in three seconds:

In Circle 2, I will do the same 723 problems randomly sorted, i.e., no themes labeled. I expect this to be much more challenging. It really helps when you know the theme is 'Capture the Enemy Queen.'

Circle #1.11.2
Total #723723
# Done723723
% Correct9296
NOTE: Circles done with CTB.


Blogger transformation said...

beatiful post Eric!!

sounds like you are on the right track.

me? VERY hard time downloading jpg.files to blogger, my new learning curve. from bloggers help area, know there are ways around this, just all very time consumming...

good job my friend. 96% is damn good. dk

7/25/2006 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger takchess said...

Played my first GPA and was crushed. I am going to try if for a dozen times and take a look at it. See if I like it better than the Keres attack once I understand it.

7/26/2006 03:53:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Good to hear you are giving it a shot, Takchess. Please let us know what you end up doing! Do you think the opening was partly responsible for the loss, or were you comfortable with the first ten or so moves?

7/26/2006 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger takchess said...

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7/26/2006 07:43:00 PM  
Blogger takchess said...

I only know the first 2 moves I want to figure if I can determine the rest over the board. I did win my second GPA but only because I pulled it out in the endgame, I was down a piece so I was lucky.

7/26/2006 08:21:00 PM  
Blogger takchess said...

okay here is my third gpa I am not ashamed of this one. though with proper play I would of been in trouble.

[WhiteElo "1463"]
[BlackElo "1541"]

1. e4 {2} c5 {28} 2. f4 {3} Nc6 {2} 3. Nf3 {5} g6 {23} 4. Nc3 {15} d6 {2} 5.
Bc4 {9} a6 {5} 6. a3 {6} b5 {2} 7. Ba2 {5} Rb8 {12} 8. f5 {38} Bg7 {7} 9. Ng5 {
11} Nh6 {17} 10. O-O {14} O-O {3} 11. fxg6 {23} hxg6 {14} 12. d3 {16} a5 {6}
13. Nf3 {49} Bd7 {72} 14. Nh4 {4} Ne5 {6} 15. d4 {60} Neg4 {21} 16. Nxg6 {20}
Bxd4+ {14} 17. Kh1 {17} Nf2+ {61} 18. Rxf2 {15} Bxf2 {2} 19. Bxh6 {5} Kh7 {47}
20. Qh5 {21} Rg8 {22} 21. Bf8# {(Lag: Av=0.29s, max=0.6s) 18} 1-0

7/26/2006 09:22:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Nice mate. It looks like the white bishop is often in danger of being trapped queenside in the GPA, so a3 is usually a must.

7/26/2006 09:59:00 PM  

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