Michael de la Maza suggested a method for rapid chess improvement. The method which in short is based on tactics drills and pattern recognition was presented in two articles (part I and part II) at www.chesscafe.com
A handful of chess players started to follow the guidance of de la Maza and you can follow their progress on several interesting blogs.
I do think the suggested method has a lot to offer. I just do not have the time to try it out. A steady diet of Tactics problems is my chosen path which perhaps will disqualify me for knighthood but maybe I can hope to become a squire on their noble path to knighthood.
Most sadistic mate in history.
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