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

Sunday, July 24, 2005

MiniCircle 9 L20 The Circle that never ends

This is the circle that never ends
it goes on and on my friend
I started solving them not knowing what to do
but I continue solving them just because it's
the circle that never ends
it goes on and on my friend .....

Session 1: Problems 111-130 session 91% overall 91%
session 1 review
116......... 118 ........ 119 ....... 127.......

Session 2: Problems 131-149 session 93% overall 92%
review
132........ 145........146...........
note on 145 take with bishop not rook!!!

Session 3:Problems 150-160 session 96% overall 93%
only 151 .....
note on 156 it forces a capture which blocks the prior checkmate protection study it

Session 4: Problems 161-180 session 86% overall 91%
162.... 166..... 168.... 172.... 176......
note to self: 172: investigate why only rook to e7 works and not other rook moves
study 176, 180 got correct but unsure why it works,study it

Session 5: Problems 181-200 session 88% overall 90%
189....191......194......198....200
nts;189 carefully review move order
194 look for loose pieces LPDO
198 study:complex

Session 6:problems 201-210 80% ses. 89%total

202....203...206......

Session 7: 211-230 session 87% overall 89%

217....225....227....228....230.....

nts 217-must do bishop rotg,225 explore all backrank options, 227 not follow bishop move all the way through,230 didn't explore queen check.

Session 8:231-250 session 85% overall 88%
these I got right but need to study for speed (sfs)
234....235...244....245.....sfs

237...239....242....247...249...250 (wrong)

Session 9: 251-270 session 83% 88%overall

252...257....260....261....270.....

252 makes move that removes future mate blocking pawn, When queen is in a pile look to limit it's movement,270 careful with moves and evaluate move order

Session 10: 271-290 session 87% 88 overall

278....279....286....290...

286 is a night row chckm +290 needs extensive study. Need to memorize 278 I don't understand it. also 281&285 are cool smothered mates

Session 11: 290-310 session 74% overall 86%

291.....292....300....301....303....304....306....307....308

297correct +cool checkmate, 298 is a reverse epalette mate. on 300 study the order of queen rook check

Session 12: subset review 309-346 will do second review before finishing up the last
group of problems review 313....317......320....327....332....335...340...345....346...

nts: 317 is the coatrack mate, study 327+332 closely, 345 is a classic bishop queen mate memorize

Session 13:311-330 session 82% overall 86%

314...316...320....322....323....326...327.....
319 correct but an interesting mate

Session 14:331-350 bad patch session 60% overall 84%

332....333.....334.....335.....336.....337....340.....341.....344.....

345....346....349....350

notes 332 keep walking the pawn, 336 removal of a guard allows for 2 tempos to mate,
correct 338 is a beautiful combination and 345 is an important combo

Session 15: 351-370 session 87% overall 84

352....356......359....366....369....370........

notes to self: on 56 be carefull about rook queen order study
359 -tricky order
351-correct but tricky

session 16;LAST ONE 371-396 67% session 82% overall

371...377...379....380....381....383....386....387....
389////390....392....393....394....396....
mini circle 10 after a week off

8 Comments:

  • At 3:35 PM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    My friend, you might need to drink a beer. :)

    BDK

     
  • At 3:40 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    not beer, more coffee and more problems! 8) I may be seeing the light at end of the tunnel but there will most likely be a MC10 and 11.

     
  • At 8:59 PM, Blogger King of the Spill said…

    >>Circle that never ends
    I know how that is!!

    Nice percentages you are getting there.

     
  • At 9:01 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    Welcome to my world!

     
  • At 10:12 PM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    Make that two beers.

     
  • At 10:52 AM, Blogger Pale Morning Dun - Errant Knight de la Maza said…

    Dude, you're freaking me out with all the digits. You want a qualude?

    Just kidding, drugs and chess tactical study is a highway to hell.

     
  • At 4:29 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Numbers refer to problems I got wrong or need to study more. More of a record tracking than interesting content of others to read. At the end of the circle I will print it up and go through all the problems listed before proceeding to MC 10. My percentages have increased but one can score 80% and still get 1/2 of the problems partially wrong in Ct-art. So I forsee more circles ahead on Level 20 before I feel that I really know these problems. Thanks to everyone for checking in with comments. Off on vacation next week without computer/ct-art

     
  • At 9:39 PM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    Relax and enjoy your vacation...

     

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