A few weeks back I set a goal of solving tactics on chesstempo for an hour a day for 100 straight days.
A couple of issues immediately befell me. The first is that my job suddenly got more demanding. In fact, it looks like I’ll be travelling for work quite a bit over the next few months.
The downside to that is that those days are rarely short. And to be brutally honest the last thing I want to do when I get done with a 12 hour day in a strange city is rush back to the hotel and solve tactics.
If you happened to see my interview on chess^summit then you know that I was asked about this project and that I said I would be revising it and rolling it back out.
So the new plan is this…ideally I will get 30 minutes a day of tactics. However, I’m not going to focus too much on the length. If I feel like going longer I will. If I don’t have time to go that far, then I won’t. But the goal will be 30 minutes a day with at least *some* puzzles each day.
There may be unforeseen travel days, etc. where I am not able to do any, but I will try a more realistic goal this time.
The other issue I was having is that when I was spending an hour a day it was cutting far too deeply into my study time for other stuff.
So let’s see what happens.
Til Next Time,