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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    07 Mar '08 10:11 / 1 edit
    1550, nearing 10000 tries !!

    Every time I would break 1549 I would drop back. But not this time.


    Mwahahahaha

    I am so happy !!!
  2. 07 Mar '08 10:15
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    1550, nearing 10000 tries !!

    Every time I would break 1549 I would drop back. But not this time.


    Mwahahahaha

    I am so happy !!!
    Nice one...dare I ask what your success rate percentage is?
  3. 07 Mar '08 10:16
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    1550, nearing 10000 tries !!

    Every time I would break 1549 I would drop back. But not this time.


    Mwahahahaha

    I am so happy !!!
    I am 2089.
  4. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    07 Mar '08 10:28 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Mahout
    Nice one...dare I ask what your success rate percentage is?
    Pretty low recently, about 75 percent.


    EDIT : Now I checked, actually is 69 , even worse.
  5. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    07 Mar '08 10:29
    Originally posted by kenan
    I am 2089.
    tries or rating ?
  6. 07 Mar '08 13:54
    I've broken 1600 five times now and just need to figure out how to stay there. Success around 70.7%.
  7. 07 Mar '08 14:11
    Originally posted by zebano
    I've broken 1600 five times now and just need to figure out how to stay there. Success around 70.7%.
    I find the relationship between the rating and the success rate quite interesting. Wormwood put me on to this and I decided to aim for a high success rate and ignore the rating. Unfortunately - I now have both a low rating 998 and a low success rate 79.3%. My target is to get the success rate up to 85% then work on the rating....but I'll have to put more time in.
  8. 07 Mar '08 14:19
    Originally posted by Mahout
    I find the relationship between the rating and the success rate quite interesting. Wormwood put me on to this and I decided to aim for a high success rate and ignore the rating. Unfortunately - I now have both a low rating 998 and a low success rate 79.3%. My target is to get the success rate up to 85% then work on the rating....but I'll have to put more time in.
    I've noticed that as well. It's for that reason that I also use CT-Art in which I aim for higher % success. Unfortunately, with as many attempts as I have on CTS, it's insanely difficult to raise that % by more than .1% in a session.
  9. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    07 Mar '08 14:26
    Originally posted by Mahout
    I find the relationship between the rating and the success rate quite interesting. Wormwood put me on to this and I decided to aim for a high success rate and ignore the rating. Unfortunately - I now have both a low rating 998 and a low success rate 79.3%. My target is to get the success rate up to 85% then work on the rating....but I'll have to put more time in.
    Hmm.. i did not think that way.. You think that is probably better to care more about succes rate ? But then you lose points on time... Instead of that I do like this : I try to find a solution as fast as I can but if I fail than I go to the unrated review and take my time, if necessary...
  10. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    07 Mar '08 14:27
    Originally posted by zebano
    I've noticed that as well. It's for that reason that I also use CT-Art in which I aim for higher % success. Unfortunately, with as many attempts as I have on CTS, it's insanely difficult to raise that % by more than .1% in a session.
    What about chess tempo ? Is it good too ?
  11. 07 Mar '08 14:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kenan
    I am 2089.
    I have never got anywhere near that on the chess tactics server. I can generally stay above 1700 in a half hour session but I struggle to get much higher. I'm just too slow nowadays - I can solve the tactics, but not quick enough.
  12. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    07 Mar '08 14:45
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    I have never got anywhere near that on the chess tactics server. I can generally stay above 1700 in a half hour session but I struggle to get much higher. I'm just too slow nowadays - I can solve the tactics, but not quick enough.
    I think he was reffering to his number of tries..
  13. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    07 Mar '08 14:46
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Hmm.. i did not think that way.. You think that is probably better to care more about succes rate ? But then you lose points on time... Instead of that I do like this : I try to find a solution as fast as I can but if I fail than I go to the unrated review and take my time, if necessary...
    that's not a bad idea, but it's even better to do them correctly to begin with. -each problem you guess wrong imprints the wrong thought pattern even harder. don't enforce bad habits, try to weed them out instead. subtract the negative.
  14. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    07 Mar '08 14:53
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    What about chess tempo ? Is it good too ?
    the problem set is far worse. lots of ambiguous solutions and even wrong ones. -many of the problems are from CTS, but where CTS lines stop when there are equally good continuations, chesstempo will force you to pick one randomly.
  15. 07 Mar '08 15:37
    congratulations. I hope I also will make it around that rating some day, but I want to keep my percentage high (above 90).

    I have reached 6843 tries with 90.0 percentage and a 1363 rating. (highest is 1390). it really really gets me frustrated not being able to climb. it gets higher so slow I sometimes get the feeling if I don't compromise that percentage, I'll never see 1500s. but I'll try some more.