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

Saturday, August 27, 2005

lucky 13:nearing the end level 20

Session**** Problem Set***#Problems******#wrong**%session****total%******
S1*********** 111-160 **********50**********0******100%*******100%*****
S2*********** 161-169***********09**********1********96%*******99%*****
S3*********** 170-190***********21**********1*******98%********99%*****
S4********* 191-210***********20**********4*******85%********97%*****

S5********* 211-230*************20*********4******85(%********95%*****
S6********* 231-250***********20**********3******93%*******95%*****
S)********* 250-270***********20**********8******??%*******93%*****
S)********* 270-290***********20**********6******86%*******92%*****

S)********* 290-310***********20**********6******82%*******91%*****
S)********* 310-330***********20**********9******77(%*******89%*****
S)********* 330-340***********10**********6******63%*******)))%*****
S)********* 341-360***********20**********8******80%*******88%*****
S)********* 360-397***********36**********15*****75%*******86%*****



  • At 1:44 PM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    May the force be with you.

  • At 5:11 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    yes. May the schwartz be with me !

  • At 7:43 AM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    That's funny, you don't look Druish.

  • At 8:31 AM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    UH-oh. 290+ seems to be the killer.

    Have you considered doing circules on 290-390 until you get 90%, then going back and doing all of level 20?

  • At 3:16 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    yes I have considered it,It is easy to do the first 20 problems on knight forks. you only consider knight tactics. Some of the endgame problems take have mysterious pawn moves and move order issues. Also I lose steam as I get into them. I try to speed up and do tactics when I am tired just to complete it. I am finishing this and just do the incorrect problems for a while and then do the circle refreshed.

  • At 12:59 PM, Blogger Giordano Sagredo said…

    In psychology there is probably a well-known memory effect here, the 'primacy effect.' It is well-established that when you try to learn a bunch of stuff, the stuff that you learned first in the training is remembered much better than the other stuff. (There is also a 'recency effect': things learned more recently are remembered better, so the combined effect of primacy and recency is that people do better on things they learned first and last: a U-shaped curve).

    To avoid such arbitrary things, is it possible to randomize the problems in L20?

  • At 3:37 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Thanks for your post. In taking a look at your website I see that you have made a study of learning process. Do you play chess as well or more interested in the learning process?

    CT-Art does not allow for randomization which is unfortunate.I do a review set of the problems I got wrong earlier. When I take my prolonged test (over a week) the ones which I get the most wrong is the last set. This is the set has the longest time from when I last did my review.

    I see also some inteference issues between some of the problems. Some look the same to me and have very different solutions.

  • At 4:07 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Comment Update :
    There does appear to a randomizer in the test mode. Which I have not used. I will give this a try.

  • At 8:54 AM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    Hey, good to see your percentages going up! The randomization idea seems sound.


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