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, September 07, 2006


Sat Morning l2 148-230 feeling better tactical vision
Friday night L2 131-147
friday Morning L2 110-130
Friday Morning L1 80-110 on to L2 C1

Thursday Night L1 22-80
Looking to expand my horizons . run a few blocks nightly, do some watercolors, read books on subjects other than chess, think about and play chess less, do more chess tactics (without involved study, do vs extensive thinking about tactics)

Thursday L1 MC1 1-22


  • At 1:33 PM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    HUZZAHH! Does this mean you have resaddled Rocinante, and are going on your next sally to look for adventures of a chivalrous sort, which is the only sort a true Knight Errant persues?

  • At 2:03 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    Yes something has to take my mind off the Red Sox demise....

  • At 7:53 AM, Blogger Jim said…


    You have obviously strayed from The Chosen Path. We shall send a "Reaffirmation Team" to you at once. . .they will help you to once again think right and maintain your focus [grin]. . .

  • At 8:11 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    J'adoube,my youngest daughter and I got a kick out of your comment.

    No reprograming necessary, I am following the way of a true knight forgoing other forms of chess study untill I get my "tactical house" back in order

  • At 11:33 AM, Blogger transformation said…

    reading books on subjects other than chess, very good!

    remember Botvinniks remarks about breathing fresh country air in his prep, also tried by timman with far less salutary results!


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