My Chess Comeback

Below is my new chess improvement plan after having decided to dust off my chess board after watching the Queen’s Gambit. 

  • Focus on tactics, the middlegame, and the endgame
  • No direct opening study, any opening study comes from analyzing my games.
  • Study time is broken down between theory (studying) and practice (solving).
  • Feedback loop consists of going over played games, and creating a database of missed positions. Plan on returning to these problematic positions using  spaced repetition.
Day Topic Study/ Solve
Monday Tactics Test Your Chess IQ – First Challenge
ChessTempo
Tuesday Middlegame Modern Chess Strategy 

300 Most Instructive Positions

Wednesday Endgame 100 Endgames You Must Know
Endgame Challenge / 200 Brilliant Endgames
Thursday Tactics Test Your Chess IQ – First Challenge
ChessTempo
Friday Middlegame Mastering Chess Middlegames

Masters of the Chessboard

Saturday Endgame 100 Endgames You Must Know
Endgame Challenge / 200 Brilliant Endgames
Sunday Play / Analyze Play Magnus starting at age 10 (~1800)

Will reassess in 30 days and adjust the plan accordingly based on OTB results.

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