Due to a discussion with mr. Z about yesterdays post I realized that I had to look again.
So I took this 2435 rated problem and tried my hand in order to see where exactly the failure happens.
White to move.
Last move black was Nxe7
You can find the solution here.
The reason I failed this problem is because I wasn't able to formulate a decent reasoning. Yesterday I argued that this is because my mind is overwhelmed. Today I found that I deceive myself here. The real reason is less flattering. Somehow my mind is lazy. I start with trial and error in automatic mode, but when nothing works, I'm not going to formulate what the problem is but in stead I repeat my trial and error. It seems that I'm not able to leave my comfortzone and formulate what the problem is. At the very moment I do, I'm able to solve the problem. But I cannot set myself to it.
Doing much problems doesn't sound lazy, but in fact it is. Since I did them on autopilot and didn't cross this barrier.
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