Takchess Chess Improvement

A Novice chessplayer works to get better at chess using an improvement program based upon the methods of Michael de la Maza and the teachings of Dan Heisman

Thursday, June 23, 2005

MC6 L20 118-140 82%

some of these problems look awful familar......


  • At 7:09 PM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    Good to see your percent correct creeping up. I wonder what the optimal strategy is if the goal is to minimize time spent on a minicircle. Is it to do them really fast many many times, or to go through them slowly so you remember them on each iteration? Which, I wonder, would be better for long-term recollection of the patterns?

  • At 6:17 AM, Blogger CelticDeath said…

    You're almost at "pattern popping" stage. The closer you get to 100%, the more you'll be able to simply look at a puzzle and the solution will pop out at you.

  • At 2:29 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    I found the patterns really popped out after I did the Bain book 7 times. They are starting to come more easily although certain types of positions are clearer to me than others. As for BDK, I'm uncertain as to what is the most optimal way to approach the problem in terms of timewise. It is more that the quick approach is suiting my temperment at this moment. I do imagine that extra time spent studying a position to understand is worthwhile just as playing longer slower games is better experience than a lot of blitz games .imho. jim Takchess


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