I managed the 12 hour target comfortably again this week, doing about 20 hours and 50 minutes. The majority of this time was spent playing and analysing at a 4NCL weekend, as described here. Here’s the breakdown:
Monday: 10 minutes CT-Art
Wednesday: 2 hour group lesson with FM David Eggleston, ~1 hour solving problems at the city chess club, ~1 hour playing strong opposition at the club
Thursday: 10 minutes preparing for and 2 hours 5 minutes playing a Team 45 45 league game (quite a nice game – rather better than my recent 4NCL efforts!), 40 minutes post-mortem analysis with opponent, 20 minutes analysing the game on my own afterwards, 30 minutes opening work
Friday: 20 minutes CT-Art
Saturday: 2 hours 30 minutes playing a 4NCL game, 20 minutes post-mortem analysis, at least 2 hours 45 minutes preparation for the next day’s game
Sunday: 20 minutes preparation for and 4 hours 50 minutes playing a 4NCL game, 50 minutes analysing the game
Overall, a good week’s work and I hope to be able to keep it up this week.