Sunday, May 27, 2007

What's next ?

I finally finished my last loop through levels 2 and 3. I'm quite happy with my score (98,0% for level 2, 97,8% for level 3), so now it's time to start with level 4 ! I think I will do my first loop very slow (10 problems each day), so there will be some time left for other chess related things :

  • Opening repertoire (Kings Gambit, GPA, Nf6 Scandinavian, Dutch Defense).
  • Study master games
  • Endgames (Silman's Complete Endgame Course + Polgars Endgame Brick)
  • Positional play (reassess your chess)
  • play chess (FICS + FICGS) and analyze my games
  • Last but not least, reading the blogs of the other knights. Especially Tempo's research on the thinking / learning process is very interesting.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007


The position below is from a game I played on FICS last week (I played the black pieces, black to move and win). I eventually won the game but I missed a nice mate:

Solution : 22 ... Qf2! 23 Rg1 Rd1 24 Rxd1 Qxg2#