Friday, March 20, 2015

Brain of Britain meets Brain of China

Check out today's edition of China Super Brain! Featuring Robert Fountain versus Roy Lam; Katie Kermode versus Li Wei; James Paterson versus Liu Jian and Ben Pridmore in a cool cravat versus Li Lu!

Here's the complete video:

What a completely awesome show. I hope we get to do it again!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Get back to where you once belonged

Nine years ago, almost to the day, I posted about 30-minute binary training, and said "I've recorded my score every time I've practised since I started properly training again, and it's gone 2545, 2715, 3005, 3195, 3355, 3650, 3865, 3980"

I've done two training sessions in the last week or so, and they were 2140 and 2475. So if I keep training a bit more I might get back to the level I was when I started training in 2006. It's depressing how far I've sunk away from the levels I used to be at - I've resolved not to go to the world championship this year if I'm going to get the kind of abysmal scores I managed in 2014, so I really need to get memorising regularly...