Thursday, November 01, 2007
Amateurs do it the difficult way.
My new rating has just been published: 1765, a new alltime high!
I had written a long comment on Blue Devil's comments on my previous post when the internet connection failed and sent it into bloglivian. So I decided to make a post of it. Text of Blue is italic.
If it works, then you still have to check to make sure there aren't in-between moves, refusal to capture (stopping the sequence short), etc..
I'm trying to unify my Law of conservation of Threats with this beancounting. This should take care of in-between moves. I suggest you have a look at it too.
The refusal to capture is taken care of by my formula in an implicit way. If my fomula gives you the green light you will gain wood. No matter if he refuses to take back. I think you will have no problems to know when to stop taking back yourself.
My coach just saw the results of counting problems without actually doing the bean counting.
That is another matter. I expect that when we become seasoned beancounters we will start to emulate the same behaviour. It all starts with the realization that it is simple.
I think this gives us an idea about the kind of character you must have for being a grandmaster. Always be prepared to take an empyrical law for granted. Not worrying about the details and if it is actually true. The past nine years I have tortured my short term memory with visualisation of trade sequences since my intuition told me that this empyrical law of beancounting wasn't so simple below the surface. Lacking the superficiality you need to be a grandmaster. I bet they use tons of unchecked empyrical guidelines for themselves, thus neglecting almost every skill what is needed to be a real amateur. Maybe I must make empyricism my inner god in stead of logic. DK would love that.
If we're gonna just be pragmatic, then Heisman is probably sufficient.
I found in Heisman's articles no solution for stopping the sequence short other than the warning "beware!".