Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
. . . Finally the bad weather season seems to arrive, so it is time to start with the preparation for Tata.
Given the comments and emails on my previous post I have to conclude that it was totally incomprehensible again. That surprised me a bit, since I thought it was crystal clear. But the repetition afficionados want to read about repetitions so they create a need for repetitions where there isn't one while the fans of pattern recognition read pattern recognition in stead of concepts and miss the point totally in doing so. But don't worry, I can explain things quite well if I set myself to it. Yet that will have to wait a bit.
Ok, this is my training plan for the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2012: I will do the first CD of the Bangiev method. The first CD is full with tactics. Besides applying the B-method I intent to write down the narratives needed to solve the exercises. Thus catching two birds with one stone.
Why Bangiev? Well, the best answer is probably that we seem to share the same mental aberation. I understand what he is up to in a subconscious way. It simply feels more fitting than for instance Silmans thinking method or Heismans method or Seirawans Target Awareness or Nimzowitch' System. I don't forget to apply it over the board.
The B-method is closely related to my theory of invasion sqaures and Vukovic' focal points. It helps me to follow a consistent plan during a few moves. Which is a tremendous leap forward for my usual rather wandering approach.
Besides that I have gathered for about 40 hours of chess middlegame DVD's which I am going to see. I look forward to it.
So the overall approach is: building a database with tactical and middlegame concepts. Tally ho!!