Saturday, May 06, 2006

Done with the Circles... HUZZAH!

It's been almost 2 years since I started this journey. The first year was part time effort as I was finishing my graduate degree. But since last May I was concentrated on getting through all 7 circles for each of the levels of CT-ART and that day has finally come. Today at 8 PM EST. These are my results:

LEV10 LEV 20 LEV 30 LEV 40 LEV 50 LEV 60 LEV 70 LEV 80 LEV 90
89 74 65 58 54 46 45 40 42
90 77 67 59 58 46 47 43 44
90 80 68 59 55 53 51 48 45
90 82 68 59 59 54 56 56 53
93 86 73 69 69 63 63 69 59
97 90 73 73 66 73 73 77 72
95 89 76 79 71 82 82 91 81

( I still can't do tables.)

8805 problems later. As for on going tactical training, I am now on to "the Brick", Polgar's 5K. I've already completed the first 305 mate in one problems. As for my next circles training, I feel a need to improve my positional sense and I have the strategy 2.0 Cd I started to play with. Well I am off to work on pawn positions.

Let's see how my rating does.... Huzzah!


Pendrax said...

WooHoo! Congratulations on a substantial accomplishment. From someone sitting at the other end of the process from you, I can only hope that I will one day be able to make a post like yours. Based on my recent (lack of) discipline, I'm not hopeful.

Again, congrats on identifying, pursuing, and accomplishing the goal. Ya done good!

King of the Spill said...

Congratulations, well done!

Temposchlucker said...

And another Knight enters the Hall of Fame!! Congratulations!
High time to kick some ass!

BlunderProne said...

Thanks all! Its been a long run at my own pace. Consistency and getting into the "habbit" of doing x problems a day.

Gee, I wonder of DG has noticed. Would I get an "official" acknowledgement on the historian's blog or do I bask with a quiet sense of accomplishment?

Pawn Sensei said...

Awesome dude. Much luck in the future!


Patrick said...


ps, an easy way to do tables is to change the font to "courier".

Don Q. said...

DG has noticed! His post led me to you. Well done!

CelticDeath said...

Congrats! I'll add you to the graduate list on my sidebar. It's been a long time since we had a graduate!

Blue Devil Knight said...

Congratulations! Please let us know if it helped :)

The Hungarian Knight said...


Pale Morning Dun - Errant Knight de la Maza said...

Well done Blunder Prone. Welcome to the fold! Huzzah!