Friday, June 24, 2005
TCT Circle 1 Complete
I long for the mini-circles :-). I hope by doing TCT the long way I will be building a better variation calculation muscle. If all you want is pure memorization, I definitely think mini-circles are the way to go.
I got an ICC account and am playing when I can. I seem to be playing a little worse than before I began this intensive tactical study, and although it was fairly easy for me to get to 1535, it honestly seems inflated due to horrible blunders by a few of my opponents. I have gotten into some blitz there, so I will need to keep that in check (ha ha).
Tactic from a blitz game that I missed under time pressure:
White to move.
Finished TCT Circle 1
Result step 1: Average score 97 %
Result step 2: Average score 93 %
Result step 3: Average score 93 %
Result step 4: Average score 80 %
Result step 5: Average score 74 %
Finished circle 2 of book problems 204-218
Congrats on the circle completion.