16 February, 2019

Fruits

Recognising patterns or tactic from your practice is very satisfying : it gives an indication that things are becoming embedded in my "Chess RAM".

That these memories are accessed in Blitz is even better...

In the below I saw the move to play almost immediately, and despite the limited time.


Black to Play
After the game, I saw that there was actually a better move than the one I made, although still using the same idea.


08 January, 2019

Recognition...

...it's always great to solve a tactic problem correctly, no matter the level it is at.


Even better to get it right and know that you recognised the pattern as well !

Black to play


Solution if you need it 


01 January, 2019

Blitz and Black to Play

I missed the tactic in this position, as I recall being focused on the b3 square, until I realised the knight covered it.

Having little time left I played the innocuous Kg8.

Black to play

Knowing a tactic is present it is relatively easy to find. 

If only there was a reliable way to signal a "tactic alert" in a game, rather than the playing through of thousands of problems to force patterns into your head !

Until that discovery, its back to ChessTempo !