Since the 2020 Canadian Memory Championship is going to feature this new format of memory discipline,
I just thought to start a thread to discuss training and preparing for this new challenge.
Posting your personal bests at this is also welcome here.
To start training with it, you just need to build a stand, or display for the 4 rows of cards to hang on a wall. With a bit of cardboard and some tape, this is quite easy.
Then you just divide the deck in 4 piles of 13 cards, face down. And then the trick is to insert the cards in the stand without looking at them. It can be done without too much difficulty if you just put yourself at a sharp angle as you insert the cards. You can space them slightly easily without looking at them so that every card will be visible when you lift the paper flap above the set that keeps the cards hidden.
So far, I haven’t lost my focus on the regular Speed Cards and I may not have the time to train Rush Recall Speed Cards much but I hope to train it a couple of times a week, especially during the weekends, and report my progress here. So far, I’ve done it completely only twice. On both occasions, I got 50 correct cards out of 52 and my speed memorizing cards 3 at a time (using only my working memory) was slightly better (by about 1 minute, 7 minutes instead of 8) than memorizing 13 cards at a time with the use of my memory castles.
I do plan on building a stand for the recall cards so as to save time during the card re-arrangement workout and so my next set of scores here should definitely be better.