Originally posted by ivan2908
Yes but I studied chess pretty chaotically and very inconsistent with often and big breaks, mostly because of faculty responsibilities. Now I have a year off between graduate and postgraduate studies so I will have more time. What would be your advice if I have 2 and a half hours for chess daily? (maximum).
When I studied chess for a month following CTS ig is playing difference between 1600 and 1800? I suposse bigger than 1400 compared to 1600 ...
you're on the right track with the 2h vs 20 thinking. but it's a lot
easier to train intensively for one month than sustain the effort indefinitely.
in order to achieve your goal, I'd say you need to do at least an hour or two of tactics daily, but the more the better. and by doing, I actually mean wrecking your brain with it. probably endgames will start having an effect at some point as well, so it would be wise to train
them as well. not as much as tactics, but don't neglect it totally. focus on the training
, not reading
you'll probably have to do some
opening study as well, but I think analyzing your games and finding out where you left book will do fine. avoiding the basic errors in your openings are more than enough, the rest is tactics.
then there's the playing. play as much as you can, but check out your lost games at least superficially right after you finish them. even blitz games.
all this will take quite a lot of hours every day, so you need to be very careful about not burning out.
if you lose motivation, you'll make no progress. and the worse you burn out, the longer the breaks will be. so take breaks before
you burn out. resting is very important.
and sleep is extremely important.
oh, and yes, every 100pts is a lot harder than the previous one.