World Chess Federation - FIDE

Monday, 19 April 2010

Michael De La Maza 7 circles

According to M De La Maza, you can improve your tactics by attempting the same set of problems repeatedly. The same set of problems are completed in circles. Each progressive circle is half the duration as the one before, presenting more of a challenge for each circle - but increasing familiarity of the patterns and nuturing speed of thought .. !

To Improve my tactics, I have so far completed 200 tactics problems from "303 Tricky Chess Tactics ... " in 2 weeks on the train. (A lot for me !!).

Therefore my circles will be as follow:

Duration Problems
Circle 1 14 Days 200
Circle 2 7 Days 200
Circle 3 3.5 Days 200
Circle 4 2 Days 200
Circle 5 1 Day 200
Circle 6 12 Hours 200
Circle 7 6 Hours 200

From the above you'll note that Circle 7 is going to be near impossible but I'll have a go !!!
I am due to start circle 2 tomorrow - this will last for 7 days ...

If you are interested to find out more visit the following ... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rapid-Chess-Improvement-Study-Players/dp/1857442695/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271694489&sr=8-1

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