Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Sticking to one master
When I started out with the Kings gambit, I bought a book of GM Joe Gallagher. Since I liked his approach to the KG very much, I bought almost all his books with opening repertoires. That has definitely a big advantage. I adapted a lot of his style in my games.
Now I have thrown out the window my complete opening repertoire, I realized it is a good idea to stick for a certain time to one master. Since I have the adopted the Polar Bear, it is logical to look at the games of GM Henrik Danielsen. Since he has more than 100 blitz games with comment available on video for free, that is easy to do. I'm now going through them for the third time. Besides that, I have found 700 games of him in my database. An e-book about the PB seems to be underway.
I have played quite some Polar Bears lately, but I never sacced the f-pawn by pushing it intensionally. Danielsen does that pretty often though. This means that I don't use a certain power whuch is immanent to the Polar Bear. By sticking to one master this knowledge reveals itself while otherwise it would remain hidden. I can especially learn much of his way of treating the pawns.
Life is calling so I expect chess and blogging to be on the backburner the coming time. No worries, I will be back.