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  1. 01 Nov '06 12:12
    Not long after I first joined the site, I was hovering around the 1100-1200 range and looked at players that were between 1300 and 1400. They appeared such strong players to me. I never imagined reaching that range. Having broken the 1400 barrier it shows that we are all capable of improving, it is just putting your mind to it.

    In a bit of a slump now though because I have taken on two large tournaments and have far too many games on the go for me. It is causing me to play too fast.
  2. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    01 Nov '06 12:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by lausey
    Not long after I first joined the site, I was hovering around the 1100-1200 range and looked at players that were between 1300 and 1400. They appeared such strong players to me. I never imagined reaching that range. Having broken the 1400 barrier it shows that we are all capable of improving, it is just putting your mind to it.

    In a bit of a slump now ...[text shortened]... tournaments and have far too many games on the go for me. It is causing me to play too fast.
    Good point. I never thought I would break 1700. It's improved my OTB game as well, which is really what it's all about (for me).
  3. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    01 Nov '06 12:48 / 1 edit
    just a year ago, I remember thinking "damn those 1300+ problems are hard!" on CTS. now the 1600's seem easy and 1700's don't feel that difficult either, they just take a couple of seconds too long to solve...
  4. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    01 Nov '06 12:59
    Whats CTS
  5. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    01 Nov '06 13:08
    Originally posted by mipmcpt
    Whats CTS
    chess tactics server
    http://chess.emrald.net/index.php
  6. 01 Nov '06 15:09
    the program is confusing on that site...
    not that the problems are...its just not user friendly
  7. 01 Nov '06 15:46
    [In a bit of a slump now though because I have taken on two large tournaments and have far too many games on the go for me. It is causing me to play too fast. [/b]
    If you've taken on too many games then you're causing you to play too fast; take fewer games then you can concentrate more.
  8. 01 Nov '06 16:59
    Originally posted by excalibur 8
    If you've taken on too many games then you're causing you to play too fast; take fewer games then you can concentrate more.
    Yes, aware of that and trying to cut down. It was the taking on of those two large tournaments which made my number of games jump from under 30 games to over 90. At the time of subscribing to them, I foolishly didn't pay attention to how many games will be played at the same time when started. Now I have to play them out.

    I am impressed that GalaxyShield can handle 424 games and have a rating of 1896.
  9. Donation briancron
    nunquam perdo
    01 Nov '06 19:33
    The exact same thing happened to me.

    I never tried tournements here before and I grabbed one... it added 8 games to my list.

    Then I couldn't get into another tournement because they were booked. Finally, I saw a few open and they added 60 games to my list. My total was up close to 90 as well.

    I have 14 down and once I get them all gone I'll be more careful when I pick a tournament.

    If I have a game that looks like it will end quick I'll let the other games linger and try to knock that game out. For games I need to get a big think about I will let my whole timebank go before I rush a move.