Now my positional approach is on track, I need to work on that other area that I promised myself to look at more than a year ago: skills.
Where am I standing:
- For a skill you use a different part of the brain than for (re)construction.
- With my latest experiment of naming the squares I consider it to be proven that microdrills are the right way to train skills. I transferred an action from one part of the brain to another. At first I named the squares of the board slow and with conscious thinking, now I can name them fast and without conscious thinking.
- I limit the skills that I want to develop to "calculation" (drilling into the mouth of the croc).
- Blindfold chess adresses one skill that is needed for calculation. Since both in blindfold chess and in calculation you need to keep track of the pieces without seeing them physically.
- There are other skills involved in calculation and I want to find out which.