Thursday, September 22, 2011

1633 on Strategy Trainer

I am now getting hang of it. Now it makes sense why the exercises are so long. I really needed this coming out from pure tactics training.  Made a tiny little progress on Strategy today. Just few points up learning from the games of the famous.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

1600 on Strategy Trainer

After one hour of suffering I was able to get to 1600 on Strategy Trainer. Since I am using automatic training mode the trainer takes me into all kinds of aspects of chess. It made me seriously go in depth on Reti opening as well as teach me how to protect the passed pawn. I didn't even expect this type of training. Anyways, good progress today, will leave Strategy trainer alone until later on.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

1500 on strategy trainer

Made a tiny little progress today going from 1400 to 1500 on strategy trainer.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Strategy training on

In addition to working on tactics I have decided to start strategy training on
There is an awesome tool called Chess Mentor. I tried it last night and it rated me at 1404. Oh well, a good start I guess. The goal is 1900 on strategy and tactics.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

2011 South California Open - Round 2

Once again, I was the last one to leave U1600/U1400 room

2011 South California Open - Round 1

Happened to be paired up with one of our SDCC / chess meetup people - John Huey. I was the last one to leave out of U1600/U1400 room