That's right! I am changing my plan. My original plan was:
1st: develop a basic system
2nd: go through "Solitaire Chess" by Bruce Bandolfini
3rd: go through "My System" and "Chess Praxis" by Nimzovich
4th: use a 32 - 16 - 8 - 4 - 2 - 1 circle system for tactic problems (6000 problems)
5th: Study Endgames
6th: do 34,000 Tactic problems (long term goal) (totaling 40,000 problems)
Well I am totally reforming this. This plan was just for getting to 1000. Now I am looking beyond 1000, because (so i've read) It isn't all that high.
My new plan is:
1: Develop a repritiore (Complete)
2: Do six circles through Chess Tactics for Beginners (~7000 problems)
3: Read "My system"
4: Read "Chess praxis"
5: Read "Silman's complete endgame course"
6: Make flashcards of test sections in above book and do 2 circles of those
This should get me around 1000
7: Do six circles of Chess Tactics for Intermediate Players
8: Get my FICS rating to 1500 and save the PGN files for all rated games
9: Analyze my games, Make flashcards of key positions, do two circles with them.
This should get me to 1500
10: Do six circles with CT-ART
11: Do two circles with Mate Studies
12: Complete Studies 2.0
13: Complete Strategy 2.0
And possibly raise me to 1800. However, all this could take a while. A Long while. However, I may finish the first part (1-6) by the end of the summer.
My personal definition of the circles has changed as well. If I try to do a 64 or 32 day circle, I will do 20 or so problems a day, then just stop, when I have the time and energy to do much more, Like today, when I did 100 problems. (I am 194 problems from completion of my first circle.) My new definition of circles is several completions, with the final completion being in one day. That's a good, flexible definition.
I also have a question. I've checked out the Convekta website. Is Studies 2.0 or Strategy 2.0 any good? They seem like ideal partners for CT-ART.
If anyone thinks that I am running headfirst into a brick wall, please tell me. until then, this is my training program.