Chess training log : 10 reasons to keep one

A chess training log is a personal record of your games, your weaknesses and strengths, and what you study. It is one of the best tools you can use if your goal is to improve.

In a journal, patterns and performance trends become clear. Your rating on a given day does not tell you much, but comparing the pattern of rise or fall against your training will help you identify what works for you and what doesn’t.

chess training log
My chess log

Here are 10 reasons to keep a chess training log: Continue reading “Chess training log : 10 reasons to keep one”

CT-ART 4 review

CT-ART 4 is a tactics training program by ChessOK.

ct-art 4

It contains 2,200 basic exercises and 1,800 auxiliary exercises in total.

You can solve tactics by theme (23 different themes) or by difficulty level (9 levels). You also have the option to test yourself. The test gives you the same problems as in the practice mode but in a different order. At the end of the test,  you have statistics such as the percentage of correct answers. Continue reading “CT-ART 4 review”

Chess tournament preparation

In this post, I will describe my chess tournament preparation. It is largely inspired by the lesson “How to prepare for the tournament” in Igor Smirnov’s course The Grandmaster’s Secrets.

chess tournament preparation

From the 26th to the 30th of december, I will participate in a tournament. My goal is to bring myself in peak condition for this event. Continue reading “Chess tournament preparation”