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 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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Endgame Studies: Pawn Breakthroughs

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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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Weak Squares

Sample game illlustrating weak squares and how to exploit them.

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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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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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Curb your Enthusiasm

Whenever you see a good move which you believe to be winning, this is the perfect time to stop, and double check your analysis and perform a through blundercheck. A nice tactical combination is definetly a critical moment in chess, which requires additional calculation time. If the move really wins, then spending additional time on the clock is a good investment and if the move doesn’t win the additional time might prevent a catastrophe from occurring and prevent you from losing the game…a win win situation.
 
Speaking from personal experience, whenever I see a pretty tactic, which appears to win material or the game I tend to play it very quickly without throughly analyzing the consequences. Many times I miss my opponent’s refutation, which typically leaves me down in material and leads to a lost game.
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