Puzzle Books

When we do chess puzzles in a book are we supposed to time ourselves and if we don’t solve the puzzle by that time look at the solution, or stay concentrated on that puzzle until we physically come up with the solution? What is the correct way? I myself always want to solve it myself without looking but many puzzles escape me.

ARNAV maheshwari

ARNAV maheshwari 1 month ago

U don't need time as it says quantity doesn't matter but quality is most important and solve the answers till the last move see all the variations sometimes even if you do 100 position not correctly you wont improve than you do 2 positions correctly
Brad Pevehouse

Brad Pevehouse 1 month ago

I was thinking it was better to try and if you can’t solve it move to another and always return and try it again. Rather than looking up the answer trying to understand.
Shiv Shome

Shiv Shome 1 month ago

Maybe just do one book but for a longer time . QUALITY>QUANTITY anyday
Jyotisko Sengupta

Jyotisko Sengupta 1 month ago

Follow Jacob Aagard's advice to always write down the solution with all variations on a piece of paper. After completing the book you can match your answer with the given answer and put some greater attention to the wrong answers at the end of the book. You should have a strict mindset while solving to be more concentrated. REMEMBER DOING 5 PUZZLE CORRECTLY IS BETTER THAN 100 PUZZLE CASUALLY.