Of course this is a question that many of us ask ourselves, but the true answer always boils down to one thing…
WHAT you do, and HOW EFFICIENTLY you do it is much more important that HOW LONG you do it for.
While it’s for sure a true statement to say that the more study time one puts in the better the odds for good results, it’s also true that how that time is used it much more important than how much time is used.
Here is an excellent article by GM Sergey Shipov on this subject. https://thechessworld.com/articles/training-techniques/how-many-hours-per-day-to-work-on-chess-according-to-gm-shipov/
I myself have been spending anywhere from 30-90 minutes per day on chess for a long time, but only recently have I started really trying to focus those efforts and make them count for something.
I’m hoping to see a payoff from that in the not too distant future.
Til Next Time,
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