A lot has been said about how the process works. Let's see if it is possible to conceive an exercise based on the diagnosis so far. First let me summarize a few important issues. These should be of help to conduct how to exercise (my english seems to deteriorate)
It all starts with a special kind of knowledge. The knowledge describes the input (characteristics of the position) and the output (a move) along with how to get there (the narrative). This proces of input and output is visualized before the minds eye, so that the apprentice can copy it. The apprentice is the procedural part of the brain.
The attitude is active, that is to say your attitude is based on the question: how can I make that I will see the solution in the future immediately?
It is best to start with the motorskills you need every move. I have done the problems on Chess Tempo past week and I found that 3 different kinds of scans give me in almost all cases the solution:
- Trap-mate-radiation of pieces. There are a lot of mates at Chess Tempo. It is useful to visualise the "radiation" that is emitted from your pieces and that diminish the space of the opponent's king. I consider a mate to be a special occasion of a trap. It gives you fast an idea if there is a mate possible or not.
- Convergence of my own pieces. This is the most fruitful scan. Because if you want to attack, you usually need to move your pieces to the convergency squares. It tells immediately which pieces of you can play a role in the attack and which not.
- Targets. Targets and the route to get to them reveal which enemy pieces are possibly subject of the attack.
- The 3 scans (guides of pattern recognition)
- Transform the solution in a narrative
- Visualise the narrative
The apprentice must learn to do this process automaticly. Educating your automatic pilot.
Constraint during the exercise:
Active attention. Can not be done on autopilot.
Nothing to worry about. Even those who need 70 repetitions to learn a single foreign word will find that you can't avoid far more repetitions since you do this every move.
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