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Chess Training Accountability Group
I have created an accountability group for chess training. Inspired by James Clear, the writer of Atomic Habits, who recommends having an accountability partner. And I need some accountability in my chess training, and maybe you do too?
An accountability partner can create an immediate cost to inaction. We care deeply about what others think of us, and we do not want others to have a lesser opinion of us.
My idea is to create a group of people, who actively work on their chess training. You will log your training sessions and share them with the group. The plan is that you will be able to follow your teammate’s weekly training. It will look something like this:
The group should help with two things:
motivate you to actually do and plan some real study sessions
stay accountable by sharing your training with other chess improvers
Here is a test view of the team view:
We will be using the management tool Clockify integrated with the chat-tool Pumble, so you can chat with others in the team. Clockify is a corporate tool, but I think the free version will work great for tracking chess training as well.
There will be 3 categories (“projects”) of training you can track:
Chess training (reading, solving puzzles, analysis, post mortems)
OTB play (rated tournament games)
Classical games online (30+0 or longer)
In this way, you will be encouraged to not focus solely on bullet/blitz/rapid, but to do the hard things.
It is an experiment, but if you want to take part in the group and share your training sessions you are welcome. The group will start off as a free service for the subscribers to my newsletter.
If you want an invitation to join, just fill out your email address by clicking on the button below. I will send further instructions and an invite to those who want to join.