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, October 09, 2005

Current tactical training

I started Level 30 of CT-ART3 and it has been slow going. I decided to work on the basic tactics. I have flash cards of the 5X5 squares of CT-ART and have seperated those that I find tougher. I am going to do circles of them all but may do extended circles of the harder ones.

I have also been reading a chess tactic book by Littlewood. This is a nice little book. I may post some positions from this book in a later blog.

Last night I went through the first game of Reti's Master of the Chessboard. I read through the anotations,played on the board as well as did the interactive thing. I played the winning side trying to guess the next move. This I find helpful.


  • At 9:20 AM, Blogger Druss said…

    I'm coming up on level 30 soon in my third circle. It's definitely a jump from level 20 - I feel like it is much more like solving real chess problems with multiple combinations, rather than just finding the winning move.

    Keep at it!

  • At 5:23 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    Hi Druss,
    I did over the L10 which were fun. Doing the flashcards before hitting L30. I'll run Fritz in the Heisman game later this weekend to see what it says. Keep at it as well!


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