He who says he understands chess, understands nothing. Huebner
He who says he understands chess tactics understands nothing. Takchess
More on this NUT's theory 8)
With the all the new Knights, I am starting to feel like a World War One Veteran. Around a long time. I am going to play in a tournament on Saturday April 21st in Bow NH. So my plan of preparation? I am going to do some tactics exercises , followed by more tactical exercises and for good measure do some more tactical exercises.
I just finished my eighth circle of How to beat your Dad at chess and did the exercises for the first time in the back of the book. I was mildly dissatisfied with my results. I like working with this book in that it drills on 50 checkmates in depth. My hope is to be so familiar with these mates that I can toggle between various threats as my opponents defense changes.
Last January I entered a New Year Day tournament a little rusty tactically and had poor results consistent with that: missed a mate, played poorly in an opening etc. Funny I don't feel like a 960 rated player. Anyway time to right this ship.
Tuesday 1-200 ct-art
Thur - 1-20 9th circle htbydc
Friday finished 3rd circle on l20