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

Friday, May 23, 2008

Odds and ends

Some progress being made. I feel like I am developing some better board vision and calculating ability. Level 30 tactic problem circles are going well. I am making efforts to play slower and more carefully. This is somewhat foreign to my nature and a big reason why I am at my current level. I am still overlooking some pseudodefenses in my variations. Defenses which are not defenses at all because of pins or can't recapture due to their defending a mating square.

Listening to World Reggae as music and Guns, Germs and Steel as book on tape. I am reading Forcing Chess moves which walks me through some chess tactics. Not a bad book.


  • At 2:47 PM, Blogger Cratercat said…

    Lev Alburt was obviously the marketing wizard for Hertan's book cover ;o)


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