Hi everyone, sorry for the long post, I will put a tl;dr at the end but I believe that answers from experienced players would be very helpful to noobs like me. Basically I would like to know how you train at chess.
I got into chess a few months ago and as most new players have been overwhelmed by the impressive amounts of information that can be found over any aspect of the game but I could find very little on how to train when you are not at the board; everyone says that the first thing to learn are opening principle and tactics, and I see why this is good advice since in almost all my game the winner was the one that didn’t fall in an opening trap and that blundered less pieces. But how in practice can you drill openings? And about tactics, which is the area I concentrated the most effort, at first I tried the exercise feature in lichess and other websites such as chesstempo, but that “see solution” button was just too tempting and I switched to books for “serious” training while I use apps just for fun during commuting. Also books allow to go through the same set of exercise and I wonder if it is useful to repeat the ones that you missed or you should always find new ones. I will try to make some endgame training, the only way I can think to do this is by setting up some position and play it against the computer.
The promised tl;dr: can you share with the community what your training routine is or any training related advice for a beginner.