Saturday, March 17, 2007

Hours, and Hours, and Hours

Hours and hours and hours, then hours after hours, after yet more hours on one single game at RHP, that is to say, the correspondence chess website. This is terrific training, and incredible depth.

What does this ultra slow, ultra long, ultra deep form of chess do for rapid tactics? A lot. The other night in live bullet chess, I was 'whipping out the moves'. What does it do for my results at CTS, that is to say, Chess Tactics Server, Much also. Tonight, I did 20 in a row at 1518 elo level, and am now 47f/379s= 426 tries since coming back to CTS, or 88.97%+ 1500. For most of this time, I have been above =>90%, but was very tired the last few days, but greatly enjoying it again.

I find, a good hiatus from CTS allows me to come back not only with commitment, and energy, but passion and thirst.

Soon dogWaste will be back in action, and run up to 96.5%+ but taking a breather--for now only. This takes great concentration, and I need my juice, my volts, my amps for other things.

Yasser Seirawan is coming back to town in a week or two, and promises to meet me for lunch and a good long walk. While we always discuss investing over email, sometime ten or more a day, we always discuss the internation chess scene and his publishing and/or broadcast, webcast ventures in person. This is a great treat for me, but, then again, I can fully attest to the facts--THAT THIS MAN DOES NOT TIRE. Extra vitamin time for me. :)

Warmly, dk

Monday, March 12, 2007

Hurry Up and Slow Down!

I just spent about a eight or nine days on three moves on RHP--Red Hot Pawn being the correspondence chess website. Last night, I played bullet after a lay off of one week or more. What happened? I absolutely whipped out moves, and saw the board better than ever. So whereas before I thought that 'lay offs' from OBP were extremely detrimental to staying warm at bullet chess, it seems the slow but deep lane of correspondence chess leaves one not the worse for wear. This gives me a pause to realizea whole new view on training, and were value accretes.

I just spent 12 of the last 14 days at work, for my monthly rotation. What is that? 112 miles walking indoors, interactions with some 2,200 persons, at least... Two more days, and then I can make a full press again--upon my now halloed triumphate of CT-Art 3.0, then Chess Tactical Server, then Bullet chess at 0/4: that is to say, fewer but much deeper if not much more difficult tactics, more tactics if not terribly much faster but easier, then application. then, each day, very deep study of ONE SINGLE game with three days to move.

Anyone follow the U.S. Stock Market? I don't say much about this at blogger, since I have mastery on this subject--you know, the old saw, those who cannot do teach, etc.. But in the global distruptions of the last two weeks, I have taken some cash and traded it up: 195%. Yes, this is hard work. Then, in my roth ira or retirement account, generated an increase of about 22% during that time. Magic? No. It is called shorting the market, then, at the right time, going briefly long. This takes from my chess, but otherwise delectably sweet. How did I do it? Before the subprime lending meltdown, housing starts slowdown, and Chinese bourse crisis, I was selling what everyone else wanted and, the crowd, as we all know is almost always wrong...

Since starting back at CTS, dkTransform is: 18f/191s= 209 tries at 1502 elo @ 91.39%. CT-Art 3.0 around 2118 elo. RHP around 1580 elo after only eight games. More next time...

So much talk as to this or that about what temposchlucker might do, like a mans deep personal needs are a joke or matter of speculation. My goodness. lets be clear: what he did do, most of all, is strenghten our community here, and we all must stand up and heartily thank him. Did he put us on the map? No. Did he make us all tigher? Absolutely. He is missed, and I see the gap already.

blueDevilKnight will doubtless add something very unique and new to our community, and we welcome him with hearty applause, but, before we begin, let us first briefly pause and all acknowledge the labor of love of temposchlucker. who ever gave us more than he did??? Who? Let us all take a moment and reMember, re-member.

Many men and women can be great athletes or thinkers or writers or bring forth creative accomplishers, but not all are leaders. Thank you tempo.

A leader does not have all the answers, but pulls large groups forward, and inspires our best. Warmly, dk