Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Please all give a warm welcome to Phaedrus. He is not exactly going to be a Knight, but he acted as a soundboard for me the past weeks. The advantage is that we can speak in Dutch. I can express more subtleties in my native tongue. Take for instance the title of this post. Even after consulting a dictionary I didn't find a satisfying translation of the word. Other words and expressions like ijzerenheinig and "laten we elkaar geen mietje noemen" are not translatable either. Or even worse, their meaning is changed during translation.
The overhaul of my ideas the past weaks seems to boil down to the hypothesis that the difference is made during the scanprocess in the first minute or so. In order to optimize this scanprocess extended assistance from complex motorskills is needed. To test this hypothesis we are designing exercises to train the motorskills needed. The so called extended scandrills. I tried this road in the past, but due to lack of consistency of ideas and unsufficient overview over the matter that project failed. But now we are in a much better shape. I'm trying to program a few drills with the aid of Zillion of Games, which seems to be well suited for the task.