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

Monday, February 06, 2006

Tournament this weekend

I have decided to play in a tournament this weekend a 2 day Swiss for a total of 4 games. It is a 40/2 + Sd/1 whatever that means....40 move 2 hours maybe? I intend to do 2 things to train 1) chess vision drills every day 2) play some games where I record the moves over the internet this week.

Update to post:

Day 1 training: did a few problems from Sharpen your tactics. Named the squares that pieces were on. did chess vision drill

Day2:did checkmate problems and knight vision drills. recorded moves in internet game

Day3 played games and recorded moves


  • At 11:16 AM, Blogger Jens said…

    As you guessed 40/2+SD/1 means forty moves in 2 hours (per player) and then a sudden death time control with one hour added to finish the game. Good luck!


  • At 12:12 PM, Blogger Qxh7# said…

    40/2 = First 40 Moves in 2 hours.
    SD/1 = Sudden death in one hour.

    So when you make your 40th move you will add 1 hour to your clock. At that point, when your clock runs out you lose.

    Example: You make your first 40 moves in 38 minutes. You would then have 1 hr 22 minutes + 1 hr = 2hr 22 minutes to finish your game without losing on time.

  • At 11:21 AM, Blogger CelticDeath said…

    Good luck this weekend! Bring home some scalps.

  • At 4:03 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Thanks guys for the explanation. I better get some headphones cause I would hate it if I had to listen to a clicking clock for the entire game.


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