Saturday, April 15, 2006

Finished tactics unit 29 (module 1)

Today i finished tactics unit 29 of tactics module 1. Have been speeding up a little. For a while now, PCT has me solving 4 move mate problems. They can be pretty frustrating. I still wonder what kind of excersises PCT will have me doing when i reach the first module of unit 6. 40 move mate problems?? Anyway, PCT does have me recognizing certain theme's or patterns for a while now, so it's definitely paying off...

Let me show you a couple of problems that handle the theme's/patterns i'm refering to. Maybe you like to try them out for yourself.

Black to move (mate in 4). Hint; The theme is called "smothered mate".

And another one

White to move (mate in 4). Hint; While i'm not exactly sure what it is the theme is called, it has to do with co-operating Bishops :-)

Have fun solving ;-)


At 15 April, 2006 16:20 , Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Cool. That program looks really good.

I only wish it had more instruction associated with it rather than simply problem after problem.

At 16 April, 2006 07:21 , Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

Sometimes i wish it was different too :-)

But i have made it my mission to complete this program.

At 26 April, 2006 04:48 , Blogger Patrick said...

You knights are funny. You continue fighting windmills even when it seems not to be working (or to be working less well than you had hoped).... instead of, say, following a flexible plan based on identifying and correcting weaknesses. But hey, i truly respect the diligence and web presence, without which i would not be typing this comment.

At 27 April, 2006 03:39 , Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

But i never said it wasn't working ;-)

And i'm an ex-Knight now...


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