Today I spent over one hour on Aagard´s book - practising my middle game understanding using my PAT; I managed to analyse 7 positions. Apart from the last one, I got them all right - I even corrently identified a Wu-Wei position!.
On Saturday+Sunday I wil apply the PAT to more endgame-oriented
positions (based on a different book). This will be more difficult -
given my humble understanding and often instinct-based (in contrast to
decently calculated-based) decisions made in endgames.
However, my coach is convinced that as long as I put the right effort
into it (hard working - no cheating, no short-cut), I will reach a
level that probably goes beyond the average 2150-rated player by the end
of this summer... Personally, I consider this
to be an important interim-target making the overall journey a bit more
tasty. I just hope that an improvement of my game - and as such, my
tournament performance and rating - will start to kick in (much)
In addition, I made a deeper dive into one of the two main lines of
my new opening for black. I start to get a certain feeling about the
main motives, but, of course, still tend to mix them (cannot yet really
distinguish when to go for which motive)...
Achievements of the day:
PAT-practice for middle game positions (including a successful identification of a Wu-Wei position)