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  1. Subscriber noxidjkram
    Anal(yst) Programmer
    23 Jan '07 03:20
    I've taken a 3 month break from playing chess and i'm shocked at my drop in playing skills.

    I expected a drop, but its truly amazing - i was happily battling with 1600+ players before i took my break and generally faring well, and now i'm struggling against sub-1500s.

    My level of play has dropped at least 200 points and probably more - i'm shocking! I've lost the analysis capabilities I was developing almost completely.

    Oh well - back to the grindstone! If anyone has some tips for how to ease myself back in, please pass them on.

    M
  2. 23 Jan '07 03:24
    Originally posted by noxidjkram
    I've taken a 3 month break from playing chess and i'm shocked at my drop in playing skills.

    I expected a drop, but its truly amazing - i was happily battling with 1600+ players before i took my break and generally faring well, and now i'm struggling against sub-1500s.

    My level of play has dropped at least 200 points and probably more - i'm shocking! ...[text shortened]... indstone! If anyone has some tips for how to ease myself back in, please pass them on.

    M
    Tactics everyday and you'll be back to form in a week, I even created a thread with a couple of puzzles that you might like.
  3. 23 Jan '07 03:30
    It's exactly like physical conditioning .. you actually start to lose measurable form in about 2 weeks. I'll try and dig up the paper I read in uni on it.