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David Tenemaza Kramaley
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2000 Tactics Fever & YouTube channel.
Quick little update, I seem to have settled into the 1,900 tactics rating level on http://chess.com , recognising the problems more and more often and thus increasing in rating. Solving problems even if it takes 8 minutes per problem definitely helps rememb...
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Progress Update: June to July 2015
A quick progress update based on my last set of resolutions. What worked? #2) Deciding to stay in Ecuador for a while has given me more stability to take chess more seriously, it helped me achieve a few goals such as improving a lot in rock climbing and the...
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Now that I'm a stable 98th percentile, it's time to step up my game. Here is the plan.
3 months ago I set myself a goal to hit the 99th percentile by basically, today. I had some concrete goals and plans set and now is the time to reflect on them. The benefit when you aim high and fall short is that, if you do fall short you can still achieve...
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Flirting with the 98th percentile.
On both turn based chess and live standard time controls I have managed to hit 98th percentile very briefly. Then back down to 97th I went! I have not had a plan or discipline studying chess for a while now. Taking a step back, here is what I need to do to ...
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Still Unrated
While I have successfully resisted the urge to play blitz games, I have also allowed all my chess efforts to stop for the past 8 weeks. Too much travelling about, celebrations, seeing friends, family, studies, all of that left little time for chess. This is...
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Resisting the urge to play blitz games.
Yesterday I bought a nice travel sized chess board so I can properly study chess again. I also got a copy of My System, long on my to read list. I read and went through the positions in the first few pages today. Nothing new so far aside from the incredible...
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Tilt, Learning Plateau & Future Resolutions
A couple of months ago I seemingly got stuck at the 97-98th percentile of correspondence chess. This frustrated me and I lost 100 rating points quite quickly. After recovering about 50 points I decided the reason I reached a plateau was that correspondence ...
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Update on the goals I set myself. Lessons learned.
5 weeks ago I set myself some goals, here is how I did: Read a few books Man's Search for Meaning, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets ...
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10 Reasons I chose to study Applied Psychology
A quick tldr, I'm still playing chess and keeping at more or less the same level (top 97%), but I haven't studied chess in a while. Instead I've been rigorously studying a Masters in Applied Psychology. Here is why: The human mind is the most complex machin...
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Why I went to the eye doctor & stopped studying chess.
So last week I went to the eye doctor, as per my girlfriends request. I hate going to the doctor, I associate it with something being wrong with me or if it's regular check up I associate it with robbery (I've paid up to £400 for a check up in London!). It ...
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