Lately I have been studying tactics pretty heavy. I am most likely averaging at least an hour a day, although much of that time has been on the weekend.
I have been mostly focused on the chess tactics trainer because Josh said that he made it to 2000. On the iPhone, after much effort I made it up to the 2025. I am still in the 1900’s on the iPad but working on it.
I find that my head is swimming with tactics, especially the kinds of positions where you would not suspect that a tactic existed. I dream about tactics, which is a good thing. My goal here is to get to 2100 at tactics within months, and maybe 2200 at tactics in a year or two.
I find that if I focus on one thing, that I can make big advances in that one thing before moving onto something else. For example, I was way behind on my goals on the tactics on my website, but after days of repetition I was somewhat surprised to make my goals.
I have seen some improvement in my results and my rating.