Originally posted by surgubbe
Well i've found the thread but i've no idea how to create a link to it. However here's fabian's opening lines. posted on the 28th of Dec 2007.
For the year of 2008 I have a New Year's resolution: I'm going to be better in chess. Well, this is not so interesting (who doesn't want to be better?) but more of how I will accomplish this.
As in the [threaded]82876[/threaded] I mentioned that I'm going to use a book, but which one was a secret. It's not a secret any more.
I've found a book, "The Power Chess Program, A unique training course to improve your chess" by Nigel Davies that looks that it seems perfect for my intention.
It has 12 chapters, one for each month and with theme for the month. The first chapters are about how to handle the pieces.
Every chapter has 4 sub-chapters, one for each week, each with an aspect of the theme.
So this is a program for the whole of the year since 12 times 4 is 52, one sub-chapter for every week of the year.
Every sub-chapter has two (or three) games to study with a lot of annotations, moreover six positions of which to find a best move.
The author says that if you use 3 to 5 hours a week to study with this program you will increase your skill radically. Yes, this is a motivator to continuing, but nevertheless, I think I will be better. How much?, I don't know.
Now I have around 1600 in rating here at RHP. What will I have when the year is over? Perhaps 1700? Or more? And if I gain more rating points at RHP, what will it then be OTB?
Is there anyone of you who has gone through this book, from chapter one to chapter twelve? Please let me know what you think!
Wish me good luck!