For this „tsumego lab“ (click for some introduction) i will make a chronological attempt.
For this afternoon i will briefly document my tsumego study and my thoughts about it. (that was allready yesterday, 8.6.2014)
I`m starting to continue with „1001 Life and Death Problems“ by Richard Bozulich, page 141, problem 561
took me 5 minutes to solve 561, why?
I was stuck in something like this… finally after 4 minutes i escaped the tunnel vision.
Happy that it did not took me 5 minutes again. Maybe i needed some extra time on 561 (the previous one) to warm up? 🙂 But still 2~3 minutes for this simple problem is still much too long! As i mentioned before, i`m really really slow when it comes to reading. Maybe that`s why i feel it is good for me to play many fast games, to improve this problem with slowness, to train to think faster.
Ok, i`m getting faster.
(will not give to many pictures/problems, you should buy the book instead 😉 )
Now, with this problem: Nr. 565 i finally reached a moment were tiredness did overcome me… i was just one second away from guessing, and looking at the solution… but maybe writing this blog post, did stop me… i thought, it would be a good thing to do, to take a break now!
I`m drinking some tea, i check some twitter… looking out of the window…
Did overcome the tiredness … going on with 565 … solved with in 20 seconds – hahaha … so the conclusion: taking a break from time to time is good!
I think, from time to time, it is good to do much easy tsumego, it is very motivating to check the solution and see that one found the right one.
Suddenly i have a blind spot/ tunel vision thing going on again… after 5 minutes i still could not see the solution for 567 clearly.
I decide to take another break.
Open the window, let some fresh air in …
After rhe break, and about 3 more minutes finally saw the seki 🙂
start with 568
solved 568 Solved , starting with 569
Still could not solve 569, after 7 minutes!!!
My wife and the baby are comming back home now, good timing to take a break.
Continuing with 569… and solved within 5 seconds haha 🙂
Again we learn: breaks are important … and maybe i solved this (actually very simple) problem in my subconscious.
Hope you enjoyed this tsumego lab! Next time, i will deal with more complicated problems and maybe it would be nice focussing more about the question how to approach a (difficult) problem in general.