Wednesday, August 23, 2006

When the Brain Does Not Hurt...

When the brain does not hurt, you can actually perform! Each day is getting better, and better.

chess dog

Todays CTS:

08f/102s= 110 @ 92.73% (Tuesday, Moldavian woman uses Russian technique massage on my sore neck last night. Kasparov probably had this done a time or two.)
1503.13 elo

07f/063s= 070 @ 90.00% (Monday)
12f/088s= 100 @ 88.00% (Sunday, hiking all day with... a lovely...himmmm....)
06f/054s= 060 @ 90.00% (Saturday)
15f/100s= 115 @ 86.96% (Friday)
14f/101s= 115 @ 87.83% (Thursday, off work sick, lots of Tylenol!
Moldavian woman kisses my head, with chessik Russian accent)
12f/058s= 070 @ 82.86 (Wednesday, day of hospitalization for a concussion!)
totals, recent activity through recovery:
66f/464s= 530 @ 87.55% for last six sessions. Raw total or cumulative absolute:

2735f/14345s= 17,080 @ 83.9871%.

My goal is 20,000 tries by 15sept, and 30,000 tries by 31dec. I expect to hit 85.00% at 25,000, my overall goal, and early in this series enumberated above, this meant that I needed 87.284% for the next 8100 problems, or:
1030f/7070s=8100 @ 87.284%.



Blogger transformation said...

another good session today (Wednesday):

7f/65s= 72 @ 90.23%
1510.9 elo

17,152 @ 84.02% overall.

getting back to "where i was before"... :) and hope to be back again 1520 stable... soon, as i am not so tired, with vital fresh energy.

Thu Aug 24, 03:39:00 AM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

i am taking the liberty of posting Spacecowboys nice note:

To dktransform:

David, I was glad to learn from your blog that your head is feeling better.

Have you noticed what I have noticed? I have recently noticed that my percent accuracy is being calculated differently on CTS than it has been calculated in the past. I have already climbed from 88.8% to 88.9% in what seems like less than one week! This would have been nearly impossible using the previous method of calulating percent accuracty. The previous method of calulating percent accuracty was to average the entire history of problems that the tactician has done on the CTS server. I suspect the new CTS method of calculating the percent accuracy of each tactician does not use the entire history of problems that the tactician has done on the server.

(signed X,) aka Spacecowboy

Fri Aug 25, 12:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

[my reply at]

dear (X, aka) spacecowboy:

i cannot take any big titles at CTS, but one title i qualify for is maniacal tracking in morbid detail percentage success. since i lay out an array of circles, like you get in a school exam, each night, and fill in each problem solved with a 'circle' and each failed with an 'X', i know quite well my success, in sets of eight, then sixteen, twenty-four, thirty-two, then forty, then i relog in.

if i am at 6f/44s=50tries, (or 6f/50 as wormstor prefers to represent at our respective blogs), then i will try extra hard to get zero wrong to go 6f/54s=60, and hit my haloed ninety percent, or more.

when i am at 1512/13 as i was last night, i exchange, in a way, rating for more care, and so slow a tiny bit, finishing 1510.9. my algorythm for some time, is that as long as im above 1500, preferably above 1510 for some contingency, then i try to get as many correct as possible, exactly as you do so well, and thus push up my averages. as you know so well in your remarkably logical and heuristically individual way, this approaches real chess.

1510 or 1540 does not matter to me, as long as i maintain a level that is respectable, for my skill, relative to myself. what matters to me is sustained accurate thinking, as you do better than 99% of all users there, except maybe my nemesis who we won't name, or trallala, and other names well known to you.

if someone is a blitz specialist, as i am not, then 65 to 70% is ok. but if you play as i do 3/8 (3min/8 sec increment =8:20 for 40 moves, or 3/12 as i did for many years= 11 min for 40 moves), then such a pace as 85 to 92% is a more valid test. you might sit on your hands at times, surely not at every move, as you and i do at CTS, and find the right move, even if it takes 28 or 33 or even 43 seconds, without feeling silly. believe me, when i play, i see this care show up, and know when to whip out the moves, and when to pause.

i am not sure of what you say about a new method. im more than willing to test it. if youve read any of my posts at blogger, then you know ive derived my percentage, such as when i am 83.947, then when i expect 83.9501+ look for the report back = 84.0% switched over from 83.9, so know quite well there.

when and if i cross an integrer or decimal, then if shortly thereafter i cross back, again watch, so from 72 to 84%, have gotten to do this not only 130 times, but more like 250 times, since ive gone over and back several times.

if i may please ask, what is your background? you used to be at blogger, but inactive there, despite worm, and tempo all over there, mousetraper, loomis, and now even me. wonderfull stuff. seen your comments. but, of course, recognize we cannot be all things to all persons.

i hate to edit, so send this as is now, and wish you the best.

warmly, david, from the pacific northwest usa, in seattle

Fri Aug 25, 12:09:00 AM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

today... when 25f/143s=168 @ 85.12% feels like a total melt down! i.e. when in one stretch i was 5f/4s=9 @ 44.4% taking the average down. i think that is called: "late and too many problems".

i tried so hard to get those last few, last eight in a row right (around the 140th try) to get my beloved 88% or 1f/7s=8 for the entire night or session, that i "lost the whole bowl of wax".

Fri Aug 25, 03:05:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

Ok, now we can comment again:)

Fri Aug 25, 02:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

fire away please, but just please dont make a mess of my blog. :)

Fri Aug 25, 03:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger takchess said...


Fri Aug 25, 06:37:00 PM PDT  
Blogger takchess said...

just checking If I can comment again. Hope you are feeling better.
when you get a chance take a look at my King gambit posts and tell me what you think.

Fri Aug 25, 06:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger likesforests said...

Hi, dktransform. I'm glad you dropped by. I've visited your blog a few times--sorry to hear about your head injury, and I'm glad you're recovering. I'll post a link back to to here. :)

Sat Aug 26, 01:31:00 PM PDT  

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