Monday, December 18, 2006

This is starting to get intense

I am up to 200 problems a day in the second stage of Chess Tactics for Beginners. I am solving about half of them instantly (i.e., within two seconds), and most of the rest with a little thought (less than 20 seconds). This is pretty intense, as it takes about an hour to finish. After tomorrow, I'll be doing all 300 problems in this stage every day until I can solve every problem easily.

I can't imagine what it will be like when I do the final circle: 1200+ problems in one day...

# CirclesPercent Correct
Problem Set 11498-99-100-100-100-100-100
Problem Set 2990-93-96-99-99-99-99-99-99
Problem Set 30
Problem Set 40
Problem Set 50
NOTE: Circles done with CTB.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beware of RSI

12/19/2006 06:17:00 AM  
Blogger takchess said...

just bought this 2 minutes ago on amazon. Hope to have it before my tournament. If you are up North on New Years Day. I'm playing in a tourney at the BCC. 4 games in a day . Quite fun.

12/19/2006 09:27:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Takchess: I will be in sunny Los Angeles for the holidays. Good luck in the lion's den. CTB is great: not as many features as CT-ART, but it is at the perfect level for me (probably a bit easy for you, but my bet is it will help keep you sharp at the very least).

Tempo: how can I stave off getting RSIs? I just found some exercises online. Stretching mostly. I'll have to do that!

12/19/2006 03:01:00 PM  

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