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  1. 26 Sep '08 17:20
    Hi everyone,
    Maybe there is something like this in previous threads, however...

    1) How many tactical problems have you done (solved and/or failed)?
    2) Is there any target for number of probs to be solved?
    3) What's the source of your problems.

    By now I've done 5100 problems on CTS (chess tachtics server). On average I do about 200 - 400 per month.

    Regards,
  2. 26 Sep '08 17:44
    Originally posted by Guych
    Hi everyone,
    Maybe there is something like this in previous threads, however...

    1) How many tactical problems have you done (solved and/or failed)?
    2) Is there any target for number of probs to be solved?
    3) What's the source of your problems.

    By now I've done 5100 problems on CTS (chess tachtics server). On average I do about 200 - 400 per month.

    Regards,
    i practice on chess.emrald.net

    my rating is 1530, success rate is 80.6%
  3. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    26 Sep '08 18:05 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Guych
    Hi everyone,
    Maybe there is something like this in previous threads, however...

    1) How many tactical problems have you done (solved and/or failed)?
    2) Is there any target for number of probs to be solved?
    3) What's the source of your problems.

    By now I've done 5100 problems on CTS (chess tachtics server). On average I do about 200 - 400 per month.

    Regards,
    1) 104,780
    2) 95% (I used to do 200-400 a day, at 85% )
    3) CTS
  4. 26 Sep '08 18:14
    Originally posted by wormwood
    1) 104,780
    2) 95% (I used to do 200-400 a day, at 85% )
    3) CTS
    your rating is only 1630 on cts but on here its 2000, how do you account for this drastic difference?
  5. 26 Sep '08 18:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    your rating is only 1630 on cts but on here its 2000, how do you account for this drastic difference?
    Because short-term tactical sight has nothing to do with correspondence chess strength, perhaps?
  6. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    26 Sep '08 18:36
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    your rating is only 1630 on cts but on here its 2000, how do you account for this drastic difference?
    yeah, I agree that I'm underperforming here. I'll have to try harder.
  7. 26 Sep '08 19:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Because short-term tactical sight has nothing to do with correspondence chess strength, perhaps?
    Besides that, 1630 is a pretty high rating on CTS especially, if I remember correctly, since wormwood did not start out there doing very well. Its hard to get your rating up if you establish it low.
  8. 26 Sep '08 19:11
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    It's hard to get your rating up if you establish it low.
    That is not true, I think. Just do the positions correctly and your rating rises considerably! (and do them incorrectly and your rating drops dramatically)
  9. 26 Sep '08 19:21
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    That is not true, I think. Just do the positions correctly and your rating rises considerably! (and do them incorrectly and your rating drops dramatically)
    That only occurs when you have not solved many problems... The more active you are the less your rating changes.
  10. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    26 Sep '08 19:34
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    That only occurs when you have not solved many problems... The more active you are the less your rating changes.
    you mean a low RD? it doesn't matter, you'll still converge to your specific performance level (for that day, that session) in just a few dozen tries. if you don't, you're simply not performing as well as you maybe thought you were...

    but yeah, 1630 is not bad at all, especially when I'm doing it at roughly 95% accuracy. korch is now 1732, and nakamura 1849.
  11. 26 Sep '08 19:35
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    That only occurs when you have not solved many problems... The more active you are the less your rating changes.
    I had solved (and not solved) thousands of CTS problems already there when my rating rose from ~1750 to ~1850 followed by a drop back to ~1700. And it wasn't due to a high RD.
  12. 26 Sep '08 19:36
    Originally posted by wormwood
    but yeah, 1630 is not bad at all, especially when I'm doing it at roughly 95% accuracy. korch is now 1732, and nakamura 1849.
    And Heinzkat 1880
  13. 26 Sep '08 19:43
    I think that once you're above/around 1600-1700 that it's time to delve into other facets of chess other than tactics. Of course you'll want keep doing them just not as often as your time will be spent elsewhere in the wonderful world of chess.
  14. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    26 Sep '08 19:49
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    And Heinzkat 1880
    did you ever try whether you can stay 1600+ for a long time 90%+ session average or not? say, for a 1000 try average?
  15. 26 Sep '08 20:12
    Originally posted by wormwood
    did you ever try whether you can stay 1600+ for a long time 90%+ session average or not? say, for a 1000 try average?
    I would have to create another account to try that (and I didn't do that).

    Anyway I regularly get 1600 rated problems and fail just as miserably on those too. I just accept it as it is the concept of the site; failing miserably at only moves. :-)