High RC and LR, not as high LG

dec12
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High RC and LR, not as high LG

Postby dec12 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:52 pm

Hey people, is there anyone else out there with high RC/LR and low LG? I consistently go -1/-0 on RC and -1/-2 on each LR section, yet my LG is at least -6, sometimes -7 or -8. If you improved on games, how did you do it?

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Re: High RC and LR, not as high LG

Postby gaud » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:57 pm

Have you looked at any prep materials?

Manhattan and Powerscore have great LG books.

This also may help: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/necessary-sufficient/

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Re: High RC and LR, not as high LG

Postby dec12 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:13 am

I went through the entire Powerscore LGB, and it helped me, although not tremendously. Overall, I was not very impressed. I'll definitely have a look at that treatment of necc/suff, although I am already acquainted with those concepts.

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Re: High RC and LR, not as high LG

Postby gaud » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:16 am

Manhattan's guide is better than PS, IMO.

Also, redo your games. Go through every game at least 3 times. Try different strategies; even if you get everything right. Can you make it faster? Can you be more efficient? Graph differently? Maybe a horizontal setup as opposed to vertical? The opposite?

Play with approaches

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Re: High RC and LR, not as high LG

Postby M.M. » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:21 am

Wormfather wrote:I typically shy away from PS for people who dont have a natural affinity towards games and inferences.


Away from PS, and toward what?

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Re: High RC and LR, not as high LG

Postby jump_man » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:30 am

Are you able to score -0 on games if you take an un-timed section? There are plenty of diagramming shortcuts that will save you time, if that is your issue.

gaud wrote:Go through every game at least 3 times.


This is excellent advice. You should do every game that has ever been published - even the old, funky ones and the anomalous ones (like the bridges game). Best of luck!

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Re: High RC and LR, not as high LG

Postby Zensack » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:38 am

Fine tuning your notation and practice, practice, practice are how you improve on games. It's my weak section as well, but I cut my average misses roughly in half over a month of studying.

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Re: High RC and LR, not as high LG

Postby dec12 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:57 am

jump_man wrote:Are you able to score -0 on games if you take an un-timed section? There are plenty of diagramming shortcuts that will save you time, if that is your issue.

Can easily go -0 if un-timed. As a couple of you have suggested, I think it will help me to go through every game ever published. I will also take a look at the Manhattan system.

In related news, somehow, I went -2 on the LG in the PT I took today, no idea how. My previous best was -6, and the average was more like -7. Maybe I've become wiser since joining TLS.




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