Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Monday, November 23, 2009
. . . Despite the risks there are still people who managed to infiltrate the Knights Errant. So we have to dismantle our organization and continue under another name.
The first step of endgame strategy seems to be to acquire a list with endgames which are favourable. That gives direction at the end of the middlegame where to head for. For the time being it is not too important to know how to actually win such favourable endgames. The first step is to recognize them and to get them materialized on the board. Once I'm able to get them on a regular base the need for knowledge how to handle these positions will arise in a natural way.
In general when I think long in a position that is a clear indicator that I have no clue where to head for. Where more knowledge is needed. Now it's the end of the middle game that leaves me clueless and costs me time. Only in very few cases a long think serves a purpose, like working out a long variation or finding a dual purpose move.