Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sheer dumb luck

I won a game. I guess this "coin tossing", - what chess is at my level, sometimes favours me (De la Maza's secret doings may also have something to do with it ). I was pretty happy that I didn't have to sit full 5 hours, instead I managed with 3...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Circles 4

I'll have to modify my "circles" plan a bit. To this day I've at least tried to solve an exercise before looking up the answer. From now on, I'll just look it up instantly. So I move from delayed cheating to cheating...
I need somekind of forward "flow" and these "circles" aren't providing it (my retardedness may have something to do with it...).
So understanding goes to backseat and speed/accuracy/memorization takes the driver's seat...

"...if you don't improve fast enough the experience will be so painful that you probably will not want to play chess at all after a while..." IM Ignacio Marin

Monday, February 9, 2009

Another historic landmark

Yep, I finally did it. It only took me 10 years to complete this task but it really was worth it...
I've read a chess book from the very first sentence to the very last one and the book was De la Maza's "rapid chess improvement".
Content of the book was pretty much what I thought, a typical selfhelp book with a flavour of chess in it, but funnily it made me think a bit (it almost allways happens when one rejects something e.g. "I ain't going to drink my own piss, why would I?"). So for that reason I'll rate this book as best chess book I have ever read, (of course I could also rate it as the only chess book I've ever...).

Here's yet another interesting post on "general improvement", like there isn't enough of those allready. ;-)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Circles 3

I managed to pass Troyis lev 25 with flying colors, so guess I won't be playing that anymore... (good thing that I reached my "goal", 'cause I was starting to wonder if there's something else wrong with me besides being a total moron)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Finally managed to play some 3min games at Fics. Quality of my play is pretty crappy but with a co-operative opponent anything can happen... (my opponents chess training has relied last couple of months on Wow and it shows...)
Here's a link for the last game...