Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Transfer between problems
Black to move.
You can find the solution here.
I had written down all relevant tactical elements perfect. I checked this afterwards.
Yet I couldn't find the first move.
1. ... Rd5
Since I underestimated the trouble white is in after this move.
The reason for this post is that this raises a question.
To make an exercise fruitfull, I must take something from it with me to the next problems. Otherwise this is a waste of time. But in this specific case, what is it that I must encode in memory?
Is it a pattern, a chunk or a template? But I have written them down in little time and complete already. That I can do in the next exercises too. And it was not enough to solve this.
Is it knowledge? But what knowledge? And how is it going to be reusable?
Is it a skill? But what skill? And how do I train it?
Or something else?
Without knowing what to learn from this exercise and what to ingrain into your brains in a way that is reusable with the next problems, it is impossible to implement any kind of deliberate practice.