Here’s an update on the tactics program with 90 days to go.
Something interesting happened today. I wound up starting 3/3 but finishing 18/4. Which is good since perhaps I’m internally disassociating from worry about the score itself and just focusing on the puzzles.
A lot of time I wind up with a gambler mentality and if I miss one or two I suddenly feel myself starting to want to play fast and loose and almost move like I’m playing a blitz game instead of looking at a position which I know has a concrete solution.
This is why I have days like the 11/5 and 12/7 days. I started off bad and then felt like I was forcing it.
So perhaps this is a breakthrough of sorts. That would be good!
In the meantime, while I intend to carry on with this task since it’s 15 minutes of random positions, I also intend to start making physical flashcards so I can use the woodpecker method on about 500 or so problems.
All in all I feel like my tactics continue to slowly improve, so that’s a start.
Til Next Time,
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