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Training Log: Taxing Efforts

My continuing tactics training consists of daily exercises using one or more of four electronic resources: Chess.com Tactics Trainer, Shredder iPad app, Chess Tempo, and Chess Informant electronic publications. The Shredder problems are the easiest, but must be solved fast for full credit. Chess Tempo and Chess.com offer rated problem solving. The difficulty of each problem varies, and is determined by the problem's rating.
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