Friday 1 January 2021

50/50 Tactics

 Having passed the age of 50 I am certainly aware that my chess 'reflexes' are starting to go. So for the last week I'm back solving tactics, in part to prepare for a couple of upcoming events. 

To manage my time and energy I've decided on the following training regime. I either solve enough positions to increase my tactical rating by 50 points (on or stop when I have tried 50 puzzles. This way I have a definite goal, but also a definite stopping point if it as all going wrong. 

So far I have been able to cut my sessions short on all but one occasion. As the puzzles get harder, it usually takes around 25 positions to gain 50 points but on the one day it went wrong, I dropped 13 points from 50 positions!


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