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FINAL TEST

Post by king on July 29th 2009, 8:48 am

Where is teh final test of ICS Main module ?

(The End
FINAL TEST will evaluate the positional strength of the student after the 13-month
course. The problems are carefully chosen to be of the same difficulty as of the first test.
Before we let you on your own, we will still give you a set of recommendations on how
you should continue your training (even grandmasters are still studying) and improve
your chess even more.)

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Re: FINAL TEST

Post by HangingKing on July 29th 2009, 10:49 am

Will tell you in 8 months.

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Re: FINAL TEST

Post by king on September 1st 2009, 5:48 am

Today is September but nothing about the FINAL TEST.

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Post by Blue Devil Knight on September 1st 2009, 1:15 pm

Update: Month 13 there are 32 test questions with detailed solutions. It looks excellent.

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Post by Chess? on September 9th 2010, 5:23 pm

Blue Devil Knight wrote:Update: Month 13 there are 32 test questions with detailed solutions. It looks excellent.

did you complete month 13?
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Post by Blue Devil Knight on September 9th 2010, 6:54 pm

Not yet. Not even close Smile Looked over the problems/solutions and they looked great.

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Post by Chess? on September 10th 2010, 1:38 am

were are u on the course? i know with the new baby, chess is on the bottom of the list. i have been there!
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Post by BorgQueen on September 10th 2010, 2:46 am

Bottom? No way! Maybe like 5th ;-)

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Post by Blue Devil Knight on September 10th 2010, 11:49 am

I think I got into month four, competed in the world open, and then was burned out and have been for a year now. Sad

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Post by BorgQueen on September 11th 2010, 2:17 am

Well if you take any longer before you get back on the horse so to speak, you will be facing rust.

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Post by Blue Devil Knight on September 12th 2010, 2:25 pm

Yes, rust is already there, which comes as tactical problems.

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Re: FINAL TEST

Post by HangingKing on September 12th 2010, 2:57 pm

Too well polished manoeuvers doesn't help either... I though i was not that bad at english symetrical opening, and was having sucess with it.

Great ! My elo raised !
Consequence, now i'm playing higher elo opponents, same opening moves and this doesn't work AT ALL ?!

In that case my solution is to look at GM games with that opening and see what they do, and shamelessly copy their ideas... Rolling Eyes

By the way, no sign of final test affraid

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Post by BorgQueen on September 12th 2010, 9:14 pm

Shamelessly copying GM ideas for your opening lines is only natural -- why re-invent the wheel?! Mind you, I kinda hope I never have to. I am notoriously BAD at memorising openings.

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Re: FINAL TEST

Post by Blue Devil Knight on September 13th 2010, 1:45 pm

HangingKing wrote:
By the way, no sign of final test affraid

It's eight problem sets, each with separate solutions.

They aren't graded numerically like the first test, but that's it. It looks really good.

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Re: FINAL TEST

Post by Aries1 on February 15th 2011, 11:04 am

so, what happened--BlueKnight?--(and others who have taken the test) (hopefully by now--its 2/15/2011!). How was ya alls rating increase? and presumably therefore, the satisfaction with the course?

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Re: FINAL TEST

Post by chesskang on February 28th 2011, 10:13 am

See my earlier post Aries1, on progress.
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