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Old 02-14-2019, 11:23 AM   #626
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^ its my fault for slacking off and not bringing my tactics up to scratch despite many ppl giving me advice to for years, i deserved it
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:24 AM   #627
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day 23

idk if i should count today, did like 15 puzzles only, at exercise 1000 now
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:37 AM   #628
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Must be a hardcore coach if he doesn't want to keep a player on for having a below 2400 tactic rating on Chess.com! Seems like that would limit his students greatly if that is a requirement.

Despite being neither a good player nor good at tactics I was able to get a 2200+ rating at chess.com. That rating is greatly inflated. I have yet to get above 1800 at chess24 for example.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:26 PM   #629
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^ yea, it's greatly inflated, a strong player should be getting near 3000 on tactics trainer
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:47 AM   #630
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day 24

at exercise 1028, the puzzles are getting insane now, i can see the initial ideas, but i'm always shocked by a counter resource or variation that I did not initially consider when i see the solutions. I'm getting mindf**ked over and over again. I'm going to try to power through the remaining 100 puzzles in the weekend!
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:59 PM   #631
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day 25

at exercise 1042, the questions are getting ridic, like aargard book level, spent like 2 hours and only did bit more than ten, thinking after this cycle im taking a bit of a break
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:50 PM   #632
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Day 26

Up to exercise 1088, not able to solve most of them...
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:59 AM   #633
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day 27

up to exercise 1108
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:57 PM   #634
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day 28

Finally done all 1128 exercises of the woodpecker method! Took 4 weeks basically... So this completes the first cycle of the exercise, I will have to redo them in half the time in the next cycle, not sure if I'm looking forward to that... But for now I will take at least a week break
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Old 02-22-2019, 10:44 AM   #635
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How many hours did it take you to complete the exercises? Did you already notice a difference in your tactical ability between when you started and now? Are the exercises hand-picked for the Woodpecker method or do you think it works with any tactics puzzle collection?
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:17 AM   #636
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^idk, I hope I got better, I think you can do it with any set of exercises
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:17 AM   #637
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clearly my tactics are trash here:

https://www.chess.com/live/game/3501502605

I just lost to an online game to the 1100 in our weekly swiss, he played at 95.43 CAPS and destroyed me
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Old 03-03-2019, 05:34 PM   #638
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I think 95 caps would equal a 2350 player. Sounds suspicious!
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:30 PM   #639
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Haha yea well nothing I can do, it's just one game, and a badly played one by me, so I can't prove anything :P
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:22 AM   #640
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Off to do the rest of my wood pecker cycles
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:29 PM   #641
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Sorry for not updating, back after a while. On the tactics grind (Chess.com TT @2500, Puzzle rush highscore 33 after 104 attempts).

Resources I'm interested in: Improve Your Chess Tactics by Neishtadt and of course Aargards GM prep


Gonna try to use this tactics solving method I devised after listening to a few advice:



PHASE ONE: IDENTIFICATION


1. Count Material:
Always this step first

2. Identify weaknesses to exploit: Hanging Piece, Trapped Piece, Weak King, Weak Backrank

3. Identify any mate threats/immediate threats against us: to watch out for counter resources




PHASE TWO: CALCULATION


Piece Priority (which piece we use):


- Queen (most options usually)
- Rook
- Bishop
- Knight
- Pawn


Calculation Steps

- Checks (most forcing)
- Mate Threats
- Capture/Sacs
- Threaten their queen


Look for opponent's resources

- Counter checks
- Recaptures/Sacrifices
- Watch out for intermezzo ideas!
- Sacrificial interceptions
- Moves that ignore our sacs
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:26 PM   #642
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Daily Goals

Tactics

Chess.com Tactics Trainer - 30 min
Chess.com Puzzle Rush - 10 min

Calculation

Aagaard Calculation Book - 20 min
Woodpecker Method Cycles - 40 min

Play and Analyse

Rapid game - 40 min
Analysis of opening line and practice (may include studying a model game) - 40 min

Extra learning

Can be anything (video, book on pawn structures, endgame work etc.) - 30 min
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Old 06-10-2019, 03:30 PM   #643
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You plan to spend that much time every day? I'd recommend setting aside something more doable as your actual goal - e.g. 1 hour of the most important studying. Everything else would be bonus.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:37 PM   #644
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^ The most important study goal would be minimum 1.5 hours of tactics a day imo
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:50 PM   #645
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Tactics + calculation? I'd agree with that but still would warn you to set a more doable goal so the training doesn't end up feeling like a big gorilla on your back.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:08 AM   #646
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Did most of the stuff today, definitely feeling better about my tactics, got my tactics rating up to 2568 at one point, so its in the right direction.

https://www.chess.com/live/game/3776...5p-Xq4zr7TFU7c

This was my rapid game today, I mouseslipped when I tried to deliver checkmate :P

Its an offbeat unambitiously line by white, does anyone know what the name of it is?

I might spend the next few days looking at this line, because it looks promising. Despite not having many games in the database, it's seen used by a few super GM including Carlsen. The play seem to be quite easy for white actually and has a few tricks for white, black was worse off right off the opening in my game.


https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2014...r-Geller_Jakov

This might be a good model game for me to look at, the f6-e5 plan looks logical, might study the structure abit more because it resembles some of the exchange slav games I might get.


Also interested in this line from the white side: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1883851 Seem to have alot of different possible plans for white.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:28 AM   #647
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Looks like The London System to me.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:00 PM   #648
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I thought London always came with c3, maybe this is some sort of sharp Neo-London scheme.

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Old 06-12-2019, 04:05 PM   #649
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Apparently it's part of some new sideline theory called Jabova Attack. https://www.chesspublishing.com/content/8/jul13.htm

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Old 06-13-2019, 07:51 AM   #650
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Just got advice from someone a lot stronger. Not gonna waste my time on that line as white, not really a great line just mildly interesting. Sticking to main lines but looking at ways to refute it.
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