I had a target of reaching a rapid rating of 1700 in Chess.com by the end of last year, and I got there somewhere in October. Unfortunately, I became complacent about my progress, and lost form after reaching the milestone.
As a result, I’m currently below 1650 in Chess.com, but fortunately I’m doing better in Tactics Trainer and am over 1800 in that.
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Hitting bad form slowed me down, and I want to follow my regular approach to studying chess with one exception.
IM David Pruess posted four videos about improving your tactical ability, and I am following some of his advice. I particularly like the idea of visualizing the whole tactic three times before moving on to the next one, and I do that almost always these days. I think these videos contain great advice for anyone wanting to improve their tactical ability.