56 ( +1 | -1 ) i need to better myselfon line calculation. no matter how hard i try i can not calculate many lines in a game , im too slow and get lost in the variations. I can play blindfold but still can not calculate that many lines.
almost always endup playing soard of by heart which is not that bad until i get to play really high competition. i blew a beautifull game whith onlyapawn which should have been a draw for that its been sometime since but that one was a an important one for me( i did enjoy it a lot though).
55 ( +1 | -1 ) maybe tryThere is a book by Soltis (I think) - called "The Inner Game of Chess" - I think. That book might be helpful.
You might also consider a database. You can save "interim positions" in that - this might help in calculations to see if you could have missed something. You can work one interim position for some moves, then work an alternate position with a different move by you or your opponent. Then you can look at them both, compare them, and see if maybe you have overlooked something.
98 ( +1 | -1 ) I know how you feelOften I calculate lines deeply, but then find that there is one move which I didn't notice halfway through the line which ruins my whole plan. Currently I am also working on my calculation skills, It seems that most chess-teachers recommend studying combinations, and going over grandmaster games, trying to calculate all the complex moves by yourself, until you get better at it. (kind of like weight-lifting, the harder you lift, the stronger you get, i.e. the harder you calculate the stronger you become at it.)
One thing I have learned is to write down my candidate moves, and after analyzing them briefly, crossing out the moves which obviously do nothing for my position. Then if there two or three moves left, which i am having a hard time calculating the differences, I usually play the move which my intuition goes with. But nevertheless I know I need to calculate deeper, as intuition is often an excuse for laziness. :)
24 ( +1 | -1 ) i thinki need to get my hands dirty , but i dont wanna do it the wrong way and spend all that time an energy i need a well guided effort. So what im looking for is a proven and most efective way of better ones calculation skills
157 ( +1 | -1 ) Alejandro :)I think you are being too hard on yourself!
If I remember the game correctly, you were trying very hard to win the game! There is nothing wrong with that, it's what all players should strive for.
I believe your error was in not recognizing that the win was not there but, the draw was!
I took a look at your stats and they are very good! The one thing that jumped out at me was your very low number of draws! I believe that as many as half of your losses may have been draws if you had understood at the correct moment of the game that it was time to let go of trying to win and then played for the draw. Experience will help in this respect.
I'm going to post our game pgn in hopes that nottop or someone will annotate the game so we will get an independent opinion concerning this.
31 ( +1 | -1 ) tx onlyapawnim dedusting some music cd's. and im listening to Vai's Pasion and warfare , i had forgotten how exiting these pieces are. I think you would apreciate my comentarie on this.
that game was hard work for me at all levels, and i dont think i can produce anotherone like that whithout breaking something valuable :o).
14 ( +1 | -1 ) did you tryto play through games without using a board?I found Brilliancies helpful for this,with diagrams every 4 or so moves.
123 ( +1 | -1 ) games lostI think it is a great idea that you are concerned with a game you have lost. Most players want to replay the games they have won. But the games players win are not the problem.
When I consider the games I've lost, I never hammer myself for not finding a better move. If I could find the bette move, then I would be a better player. I can't hammer myself for that, because I would like to always make better moves and be a better player. But I can hammer myself for - 1 - not recognizing a key position (ala Dorfman) II - in a key position not giving almost as much thought as to what my opponent is attempting to do as to what I am attempting to do. III - incorrect objective evaluation of the position.
I am looking at the game and I think it was a great game played by both sides.
I am going to email my analysis to ajedrez. There were extremely concrete positons where moving one piece over just a square would change the whole outlook.
At the end, I think you had to recognize you had to "bail out", take the draw. You could have done this even very late in the game.
I believe it is a great attitude to go for the win at all costs, but sometimes it's just not realistic.
You should feel no discouragement at helping to create such a fine game.
11 ( +1 | -1 ) Acne...If your opening theory is a bit spotty, then I think your choice is pimple and boils down to 1.e4 :-)
37 ( +1 | -1 ) im not hammering myselffor just one game but for all the positions i cant unriddle to a better degree of certainty.Onlyapawn game was one that i enjoyed much ,and meant a lot and its just a fine example of what i gave up because i could not forsee there was nothing there but air.
thank u all for your public and private commentaries. im sure theyll prove helpfull in the near future.
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