Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Today I played a blindfold game and after 40 moves I took a break during an hour. After that I continued. It proofed that I had forgotten the location of only one piece from the 16 left pieces. That was because I had not taken the last move into account. I remembered the piece at its previous location, which is some kind of interference. This means that with blindfoldchess I commit the location of the pieces in my long term memory!
This reminds me of a story of GM Timman who refused to train a few young masters since they weren't able to remember their last played game without a score.
I have adopted a trainings regimen for blindfold chess and board visualisation of one hour per day. I guess that the standard must be that there is no or little difference between playing with or without a board. At that moment the lack of visualization skills will no longer interfere with my chess and cost me points. Are there readers around who have experience with blindfold chess during a longer period of time?
Today I start to have a closer look at "reasoning". Now let's see. . .