1. Solve a minimum of 50 tactics problems per week.
Over fifty again.
Continuing with the puzzles in the Shredder iPad app, I solved 35.
1475 puzzles: 11575/14750 points 78%
last 10 puzzles: 87/100 87%
|Highest:||2400 (11 Jun 09)|
|Lowest:||1444 (28 Jul 08)|
|Total Time:||33.6 hrs|
Of the nine problems in the Combinations section of Chess Informant 112, I did six this week. I blogged about one in "Missing Tactics".
2. Spend thirty minutes once per week solving problems in Lev Alburt, Chess Training Pocket Book II and Paata Gaprindashvili, Imagination in Chess.
I reviewed problems that I had missed previously rather than moving forward to new problems. After the review, I extended my work by memorizing and spending time studying the game that provided four positions in Alburt's text: Spassky -- Evans, 1962. See "Instructive Games Worthy of Memorizing."
3. Complete my Pawn Endgame flash card project.
Did not work on my endgame this week.
4. Additional Training Focus
Having won a nice miniature from the Black side of the English, I worked to find improvements for White. The game is annotated in "Problems in the English," which includes nine model games showing more productive ideas for White.
My memory now stores the entire sequence of moves played in Spassky -- Evans, 1962, and in my English miniature. I also understand where the opening errors were made in both games. In addition, I spend some time looking through games in the Yugoslav Attack against the Sicilian Dragon in order to create the chess problems that I used for a contest at the tournament I ran yesterday. These problems also appear in "Slaying the Dragon."