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, April 15, 2007

return of the charts

I am sure BDK remembers these cryptic number charts from my past blogs. I wish Ct-art had a bookmark feature

They represent ct-art problems that I want to see again due to

1) got them wrong

2) was slow to solve them or was tempted initially to give a wrong answer

3) think they illustrate an important principle

4) just think they are cool


150, 164, 172, 174,181,182,187,193,197,198


203,204,207=hat rack mate,208,215,217,221 importance of queens check in the center,

225,227 study 2.bxc3 rd1cm,231,233,234,235,239,247,248,249,250

Of course, all numbers are open to interpetation, so feel free to hunt down the vintage 1960 PF flyer secret decoder ring and dolphin whistle shown above.

scoring in the 90 percentile on L20 and will keep chugging till they are automatic again
Sat l20- 250 circle 4
Sun circle 9 completed of htbdc
252,,281 study,288,289 st,295,296,298study,300
Mon -396
301,302,304,397,308,309,310 is blackburne mate, 319-check for boden 320,321,323,324, 327++,329,332,334,335,340,341,342,343,348,350,352,352,354!,355!,356!,357 is a boden mate,
358,359,361,363,368,369,370,372,373,374,378,379!,383,385,389, 390!,391,392,393,394!,395,396!


  • At 7:29 AM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…


    What level was it you were on when you took a break last time? Was it 20 or 30?

  • At 4:59 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    I believe I did at least 14 circles of 20 then gave it a rest. I also did one entire pass of the entire Ct-art problems a number of months ago. I do believe minicircles by level is the better approach however I wanted to prove to myself that I could complete one loop of the set. I will do a few more levels of 20's till I get to around 98% then I will move on to level 30.


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