Sunday, April 1, 2007

Halfway done with circle one!

Day 4 went really well. My brain wasn't hurting and I started on the daily regimen really early in the day, which I think helped.


Concentric Squares
a. rook -> 5:31
b. bishop -> 8:53
c. knight -> 19:05
d. queen -> 2:55

Sight Drills
a. knight -> 6:26
b. bishop -> 6:42
c. queen -> 10:50

IQ Test -> 7:36

Seven Circles
a. 1st circle -> 623/1312

Yahoo Chess --> defeated a 1240 with black, I still have to buy some kind of program to analyze my games with though :/


As you can see, I got rid of the rook sight drills. I'm able to make out the rooks path a lot easier than the bishops, so when trying to visualize both paths together for the queen, the rook path would be dominant and block out the bishops (if that makes any sense). So I'm cutting it out of the routine until my bishop squares pop out just as easily.

If anyone has any comments/suggestions on how to improve this blog, feel free to post it in the comments section.


Blue Devil Knight said...

Dude how can you play at Yahoo? The people there are so unreliable! Have you tried FICS or ICC?

Let us know when the Queen squares pop out. They still don't for me. I have to first consider the rook-like moves, and then the bishop-like moves. I think that the configuration may be too complex to just pop out all at once like the knight squares. But let us know if it works, then maybe I'll try it out.

Blue Devil Knight said...

For game analysis I think Fritz is the best. Chessmaster is a great program, with excellent instructional material, but its game analysis is way behind Fritz.

The Rise and Shine Good Knight said...

I've heard a lot of good things for ICC, I think I'll try to set up an account there. I should get definitely save up for a copy of Fritz too. Thanks for the tips :)

Patrick said...

don't spend money on fritz. get chessdb or scid-pg. both free.

The Rise and Shine Good Knight said...

sweet :D

thanks for the tip

P.S. I love your blog :)