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 8/23/2010

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 Week of 8/16/2010

Monday 8/16/2010
Tactics (Step Method)
The Middlegame Euwe (Queen Equivalents pg. 51-59)

Tuesday 8/17/2010
Tactics (Step Method)
Silman’s Endgame Course 116-120

Wednesday 8/18/2010
Tactics
Analyze game

Thursday 8/19/2010
Tactics
The Middlegame Euwe (Symmetrical Center Formations pg. 61-66 65)

Friday 8/20/2010
Endgame Studies (Van Perlo)
Silman’s Endgame Course (Lucena pg.121-125)

Saturday 8/21/2010
Lucena Position Drills
Play & analyze standard game

Sunday 8/22/2010
Tactics
Review Master game (Logical Chess Move by Move Games 12-13)

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Training Schedule Week of 8/9/2010

Monday 8/9/2010
Tactics (Step Method)
The Middlegame Euwe (TheExchange pg. 38-43)

Tuesday 8/10/2010
Tactics (Step Method)
Silman’s Endgame Course 101-111

Wednesday 8/11/2010
Tactics
Analyze game

Thursday 8/12/2010
Tactics
The Middlegame Euwe (The Exchange pg. 43-50)

Friday 8/13/2010
Endgame Studies (Van Perlo)
Silman’s Endgame Course Pg. 111-118 116

Saturday 8/14/2010
Tactics
Play & analyze standard game

Sunday 8/15/2010
Tactics
Review Master game (Logical Chess Move by Move Games 11-12)

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Instructional Material for Chess Training Program

The following is the material I will be concentrating on in my new training program:

Level 1 Material

Level 2 Material

Level 3 Material

Level 4 Material

Level 5 Material

Level 6 Material

  • Endgame Strategy  – Shereshevsky
  • The Art of Attack  – Vukovic
  • Alekhine’s Greatest Games
  • Step Method 6
  • My System – Nimzowitch
  • Practical Chess Exercises
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