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Old 01-22-2019, 01:54 AM   #601
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day 6

did tactics trainer and puzzle rush

up to exercise 320 in the wood pecker

reviewed the 16. Rb1 line in the semi slav botvinnik
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:29 AM   #602
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day 7

did tactics trainer and puzzle rush, did badly at tactics trainer back down to 2450 ish, but got up to 31 on puzzle rush

up to exercise 350 on wood pecker

played an OTB rated game, grinded the guy down with black side of the caro for a 60+ moves game

https://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-gam....php?id=113741

pretty happy with my play
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:41 AM   #603
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day 8

taking a break for a day, fkn exhausted from chess, but ill do some tactics, won't time it tho, i think its better that way

2 more days to go before my tournament


my plan for tmmr (thurs) is:

1. tactics (chess.com/woodpecker/puzzle rush/aagard?)

2. one hour session with a friend (going over some hack lines)

3. repertoire work (white)

4. read some strategy stuff (maybe one of gelfands books)


my plan for fri is:

1. gym early in the morning

2. tactics (like thurs)

3. black repertoire work

4. training games with a strong FM and post-game analysis

5. sleep early!

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Old 01-24-2019, 09:49 AM   #604
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day 9

did less than i hope, just one hour of chess.com tactics, a bunch of blitz online, then went to a state library to do Romain Edouard's calculation series that my friend bought, managed to solve a good chunk of the puzzles whereas my mate had trouble solving one, hes much higher rated and stronger than me, so I take this as a good sign that since beginning my challenge, my tactics improved alot already

the one hour session of opening work I was gonna do with a friend overseas got moved to tmmr, just one day before tournament, so I'm looking forward to a big day of chess preparation to catch up for what I missed out today!
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:28 AM   #605
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day 10

up to exercise 400 now on wood pecker!

did some tactics on chess.com too and looked at some white repertoire stuff for tmmr
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:58 AM   #606
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had a two day hiatus due to OTB tournie, will post some games on here later...

spammed some chess.com tactics during a live MTT for over one and half hours, and sunk below 2400 on it, get a msg from my coach saying he doesnt wanna help me with chess anymore until my tactics is no longer trash (in his words 2.4k tactics on chess.com is club player strength due to inflation, which i agree with), also happened to bust a few places off the FT in the live MTT so that really sucked

up to exercise 420 in the wood pecker method
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:14 AM   #607
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didnt do much today, gonna try to make up for it tmmr with tactics, a coaching session, and review of my tournament games
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:53 PM   #608
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up to exercise 500 on wood pecker
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:10 AM   #609
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went out to play blitz, got this position against an IM and somehow lost:

http://www.chessvideos.tv/bimg/g7bpovkw36d7.png
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:10 PM   #610
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day 13

up to exercise 570 on wood pecker
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:14 AM   #611
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up to 600 on wood pecker, didn't do much today
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:25 PM   #612
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Spent the whole day at a poker tournament but should be free for most of February, and should be able to get through the wood pecker book and more
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:29 AM   #613
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went out to play blitz, got this position against an IM and somehow lost:

http://www.chessvideos.tv/bimg/g7bpovkw36d7.png
That is quite impressive!

I am very curious how the game went from this position, because I cannot find a single way for black to lose after looking at this for about five minutes :O
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:56 AM   #614
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Well, it's blitz, so I assume hanging pieces to one move combinations .
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:58 AM   #615
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Up to exercise 650 now, it's getting harder
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:02 AM   #616
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up to exercise 700
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:51 AM   #617
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Well, it's blitz, so I assume hanging pieces to one move combinations .
I do that in classical games as well
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:16 PM   #618
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day 17

up to exercise 750

decided to work on my white repertoire abit so I was working on lines against the slav/tarrasch/QGD set ups with the english

if any strong players like YKW or Yugo want to contribute (yugo, ill pm u about the practice games soon), please feel free to post in this study: https://lichess.org/study/yWojHpkL
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:56 AM   #619
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up to exercise 800

might play a tournie this weekend, so ill be prepping hard tmmr
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:29 PM   #620
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up to exercise 850

won't be able to make that tournie, its 6 hours worth of trips to get there and back per day and its a 2 day swiss event
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:16 AM   #621
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had the weekend off, but had a session on positional play like pawn breaks etc...
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:51 AM   #622
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up to exercise 900
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:55 PM   #623
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up to exercise 950
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:21 PM   #624
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finished the intermediate exercises with exercise 984
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:53 AM   #625
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day 11

had a two day hiatus due to OTB tournie, will post some games on here later...

spammed some chess.com tactics during a live MTT for over one and half hours, and sunk below 2400 on it, get a msg from my coach saying he doesnt wanna help me with chess anymore until my tactics is no longer trash (in his words 2.4k tactics on chess.com is club player strength due to inflation, which i agree with), also happened to bust a few places off the FT in the live MTT so that really sucked

up to exercise 420 in the wood pecker method
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.
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