Tuesday, April 24, 2012

500 tsumego, ring a bell?

The reason I haven't posted for a few days about my tsumego progress is that I've been busy doing tsumego!

saterday  - already posted about this but 150 tsumego
sunday - 0 tsumego, it was the sabath and I told God I wouldn't work on Go on sundays
monday - 500 tsumego AMAZING tsumego day, I found a new techniuqe
tuesday so far - 150 maybe I'll do some more today.

New techniuqe = the stop watch! I found http://www.online-stopwatch.com/interval-timer/
this online stopwatch, set intervals to 25 seconds and set sound to ting tinge
then whenever I hear the beep I switch to next problem whether I'm finished or not
and if I finish early I skip ahead and maybe give myself 2 beeps 'cus the first one doesn't count or whatever.
using this method I can do about 120-150 an hour. and even though sometimes I didn't get to finish a tsumego I found that was still getting the answers finished about 80% of the time.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

150 out of the way.

after an exhausting 9 hours I've finally finished my 150 Tsumego for the day.
here's the story.
At 11:35 I began on Cho Chikun's Encyclopedia of Life and Death elementary problem 150. I went for about an hour and ended somewhere around 180. I took a break read my bible, ate breakfast, drank a smoothie, and got back to work.
finally around 3:00 when I was on problem 220 and was incredibly tired of Tsumego I found a thread on the internet that suggested listening to music while you do problems. It was amazing. I downloaded Spotify and started listening to phantom of the Opera. my pace tripled and here I am at 8:15 finished with problem 300.
Thank you Lifein19x19 community! Well that's about it. I'll tell you where I am at tomorrow evening.

Tsumego with a fury

I've decided I won't play on kgs until I have done 150 tsumego for the day
and that I'll keep that up atleast untill I've finished cho chikun's elementary go collection.
so far so good I've done 28 problems today and its only noon.
wish me luck. The long road is ahead. I'll post again when I've finished this goal.
my current rank on kgs is 10k  but I've changed it to - for the duration of this experiment.

Friday, April 6, 2012

My Eternal Rival - NOT DEAD AFTER ALL

When I started playing go the first person I called my rival was a guy named Sparks[17k]
He was a bit stronger than me at the time, but he showed me a cool chatroom called stream of go stones
and introduced me to some of his go colleagues. In fact he might be one of the main reasons I got as strong as I did. Anyway I took a break from go for a month or so and when I came back he was gone. Hadn't seen him since untill today. Sparks has been playing under a pseudioname which he kept secret so his ex girlfriend  stalker couldn't find him. Great to know my eternal rival is still alive. unfortunetly at this time I can not reveal his identity