Training Schedule Week of 9/20/2010

I did not have the time to setup the schedule for the week of September 13th, and my training has been unfocused to say the least. I have played a few games, and I have definitely done my tactics training, but I have neglected most of the content from the books that I am currently reading. The strange thing is that my chesstempo score has jumped from 1666 to 1747 in the past week…go figure. I do have a couple of comments and modifications I want to add to the training schedule which I mention below:

1. Analytical Training – Set up 0-1 star difficulty positions from Imagination in chess on a board and perform Stoyko Exercises.

2. Opening Study – Spend approximately 1 hour per week working on my repertoire. This will consist of going through games where the openings in my repertoire have been played.

3. Step Method Tactics Training – It’s usually more convenient for me to practice my tactics via chesstempo.com, but I have to concentrate on finishing step 4 of the Step Method tactics.

Monday 9/20/2010
Tactics
The Middlegame Euwe (pg. 84-86)

Tuesday 9/21/2010
Tactics (Step Method)
Silman’s Endgame Course Ex. 10-12

Wednesday 9/22/2010
Tactics
Analyze game

Thursday 9/23/2010
Tactics
Stoyko Exercises

Friday 9/24/2010
ChessTempo Endgame Puzzles
Review Rook and Pawn Endgames (pre-lucena / pre-philidor positions)

Saturday 9/25/2010
Tactics
Play & analyze standard game

Sunday 9/26/2010
Review openings {Colle}
Review Master game (Logical Chess Move by Move Games 17-18)

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Training Schedule Week of 9/6/2010

Monday 9/6/2010
Tactics
The Middlegame Euwe (pg. 77-80)

Tuesday 9/7/2010
Tactics (Step Method)
Silman’s Endgame Course Ex. 4-6

Wednesday 9/8/2010
Tactics
Analyze game

Thursday 9/9/2010
Tactics
The Middlegame Euwe (Pg.80-84)

Friday 9/10/2010
ChessTempo Endgame Puzzles
Silman’s Endgame Course (ex. 7-9 )

Saturday 9/11/2010
Tactics
Play & analyze standard game

Sunday 9/12/2010
Review openings (defense against 1.d4) {did not do this last week}
Review Master game (Logical Chess Move by Move Games 15-16)

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Training Schedule Week of 8/30/2010

Monday 8/30/2010
Tactics
The Middlegame Euwe (pg. 70-74)

Tuesday 8/31/2010
Tactics (Step Method)
Silman’s Endgame Course pg. 131-138

Wednesday 9/1/2010
Tactics
Analyze game

Thursday 9/2/2010
Tactics
The Middlegame Euwe (Pg.74-80 77)

Friday 9/3/2010
Silman’s Endgame Course (Read summing up section pg. 139-140)
Silman’s Endgame Course (ex. 1-3 pg. 142)

Saturday 9/4/2010
Tactics
Play & analyze standard game

Sunday 9/5/2010
Review openings (defense against 1.d4)
Review Master game (Logical Chess Move by Move Games 14-15)

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Training Schedule Week of 8/23/2010

Monday 8/23/2010
Tactics
The Middlegame Euwe (King’s Pawn Center pg. 65-68)

Tuesday 8/24/2010
Tactics (Step Method)
Endgame Studies (Supplement Lucena Position studies)

Wednesday 8/25/2010
Tactics
Analyze game

Thursday 8/26/2010
Tactics
The Middlegame Euwe (Symmetrical Four Pawns pg. 68-70 + Chapter 6 review)

Friday 8/27/2010
Endgame Studies (Van Perlo)
Silman’s Endgame Course (Philidor Position pg.126-131)

Saturday 8/28/2010
Philidor Position Drills
Play & analyze standard game

Sunday 8/29/2010
Tactics
Review Master game (Logical Chess Move by Move Games 13-14)

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Training Schedule 7/26/2010 -8/8/2010

Monday 7/26/2010
Tactics
The Middlegame Euwe (The Bad Bishop pg. 16-20)

Tuesday 7/27/2010
Tactics
Averback Essential Chess Endings (Various Pieces in Combat pg. 16-19)

Wednesday 7/28/2010
Tactics
Analyze game

Thursday 7/29/2010Tactics
The Middlegame Euwe (The Knight pg. 21-26)

Friday 7/30/2010
Endgame Studies (Van Perlo)
Endgame Averbach (Various Pieces in Combat pg. 19-23)
Silman’s Endgame Course Review of Endgames for Class “D” (1200-1399)

Saturday 7/31/2010
Tactics
Play & analyze standard game

Sunday 8/1/2010
Tactics
Review Master game (Logical Chess Move by Move Games 7&8)

Monday 8/2/2010
Tactics
The Middlegame Euwe – (The Bishop Pair pg. 27-30 stop at the Reshevsky game)

Tuesday 8/3/2010
Tactics
Essential Endgames Averbach (Various Pieces w/ Pawn pg. 23-26)
Silman’s Endgame Course Test 1 – 7 Pg. 81

Wednesday 8/4/2010
Tactics
Analyze game

Thursday 8/5/2010
Tactics
The Middlegame – (The Bishop Pair con’t pg. 30-37)

Friday 8/6/2010
Endgame Studies
Endgame Averbach (K+P v K pg. 35-39)
Silman’s Endgame Course pg. 91- 101

Saturday 8/7/2010
Tactics
Catch-up day

Sunday 8/8/2010
Tactics
Master game (LCMM Game 9 & 10)

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Entry #1 for 07.08.10

Tactics for Students

Went over approximately 35 puzzles with a 98% success rate. Seems material is slightly under my level. Will continue to use the book for a review of basic tactics before moving on to something more difficult.

Chesstempo

Brought my rating back to 1700, working on quality of results not quantity of puzzles. Averaging about 5-8 puzzles per day.

Guide to Good Chess

Started reading on page 26. Beginners should start on page 1. Most of it is fundamental stuff, but a lot of his content I have never seen in other books, and it is definetly worthwhile going over. I am going to post selected passages on my Purdy Chess Blog, so feel free to go there for some Purdy nuggets of chess wisdom.

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