My chess training regimen includes puzzle/tactic training on sites like chess.com and lichess.org. Correct solutions give you points; mistakes take your rating down. I recommend puzzle training to all of my students.
Today I found out about the Woodpecker Method, developed by GM Hans Tikkanen. It consists of puzzles that you have to solve but it doesn't stop there. Once you go through the puzzle set, you do it again except faster! And then again, faster.
This approach has huge benefits:
better play when in time trouble
The Woodpecker Method by Axel Smith and Hans Tikkanen is published by Quality Chess.
Easy tactic: spot it in seconds.
WHITE TO PLAY
1. Bxd5! Eventually Black got roasted on f7. Another example of being down a piece without any compensation.
NCM Vas Sladek
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