Progress reportPosted: September 5, 2008
My chess study goes slowly but in a steady pace. I am using the Tasc chess cd 2. It’s based on the steps method created by Rob Brunia (who sadly died january 5 of the year 2005 at age 57) and Cor Van Wijgerden. It was created to teach childeren the wonderfull game of chess but it turns out also a fantastic tool for adults to learn all about the game we all love so much namely chess. It’s a succesfull method, prove of it are all the young players who now sport a rating over 2000 elo that i know learned chess with it.
Step 1 (click below on ‘the steps’ then on ‘ booklet step 1’ to see a summary what is in step 1) i went thru in a flash. The numerous exercises i solved without mistake. All 100% correct.
Step 2 (click below on ‘the steps’ then on ‘booklet step 2’ to see a summary what is in step 2) i thought i knew already but to my surpirse i made mistakes when solving the exercises. Either by miscalculation, overlooking something very simple or wanting to solve them to fast. Because of it, not having 100% on them all, i had to redo all exercises after i finished step 2 as ordered by my chess coach/trainer. The second try on all exercises i maked sure i didn’t moved to fast and checked my calculation to make sure i didn’t miss my 100% once again.
So now i have started step 3 (click below on ‘the steps’ then on ‘booklet step 3’ to see a summary what is in step 3). I am only at lesson 2, discovered and double check, at the moment. It’s going good, i am learning more about chess in a way i like and enjoy. What more a chess player can wish?
To end i will give you one of the exercises.
Highlight solution: Qxg6+ fxg6 2. Bf8# ]