jeff081692's training journal
Hi everybody, this is mainly used as reference for me since im doing a lot of chess training right now and i thought this would be the perfect place to organize my ideas and accomplishments.
Ultimate Goal: Become a Grandmaster.
NM uscf 2200
Training schedule put together from my coach (GM by the way).
2 hour tactics using chesstempo
30 min endgames using Dvoretsky's endgame manual
30 min openings using chess position trainer
every day rotates the schedule so that a different subject is in the 2 hour slot.
after that i will look over the chess lessons i had with my coach that are on strategy, read chess books, watch some videos and play and analyze my games.
Also i will be studying the games of world champions.http://www.chessville.com/instruction/C ... Advice.htm
and lastly I will be trying to apply the information that I find in those articles to my games.
2x a week 60 0 weekends
5x a week 15 0 weekdays
5 0 for all other games
with short analysis after each game, then checking analysis with computer
list of random stuff and achievements
2006-started playing chess age 13
2007-rating strength approx 1400
2008-rating strength approx 1600
played board 1 for high school chess team and won city championship.
won an individual championship tying for first place while playing first board for the team.
beat my first FM in simul and in 15 min game.
Drew my first IM in simul
Drew my first GM in simul
uscf rating of 1297 from 4 games (not accurate yet)
2009-rating approx 1700+ most likely higher by now.
I looked up everything i could about chess improvement and i have read it all and am still confused on what exactly i need to do. The turning point was when i hired a coach. He saw what i needed to do and we meet online once a week and i am improving a lot. And i believe that my system of chess training will help me achieve my goal.