So one nice thing about finding myself with some extra time on my hands is that I have been able to fairly easily keep to a training schedule.
What I’m mostly hoping for with the tactics work I’m doing (15 minutes a day of simple tactics – i.e. not logging in and using chesstempo) is to get faster.
Here are the three days I’ve done so far…
As you can see, not logging in means that the tactics I’m getting fed are quite simple. However, this is very useful for increasing my speed at simple tactics.
Here is an example of one of the problems that I’ve gotten when not logged in. I’ll give the solution at the end of this post.
Everything in this puzzle is a forcing move. There are no quiet moves or intermezzo’s to worry about. For those types of moves endgames studies are the way to go!
Til Next Time,
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The solution to the puzzle above is 1.Nxg6+ hxg6 2.Rf5+ gxf5 3.Rxf5#