Sunday, November 27, 2016

Slowly picking up chess again

I'm making slowly progress at my new job. I guess I have to study a lot in the evening hours, but at the moment there will be some time and energy left for a little chess. First I will read my old posts since my comeback, just to make sure that I go in spirals and not in circles. Furthermore, I will reread Martin Weteschniks book "Chess tactics from scratch", but now way more thoroughly.

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  1. Welcome back! I hope all is well with your job and family.

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  2. Welcome back! After dozens of weekends you have finally returned to chess my friend! I am looking forward to all your new articles! :). It is great news and I hope you are in the process of adjusting to the new job! Good luck :)

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  3. It is not so easy to see where to begin again. I remember that my last conclusion before the last break was that none of my attempts between my two breaks has lead to a significant improvement in speed. Not the salt mines, not the visualization exercises, not the analysis of the positions or whatever exercise I have tried in that period. The course I intend to follow is prompted by the failure of everything else.

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    1. i still think that an improvement in speed might be possible in the salt mines >>if we could<< close the gap between improvable and not improvable exercises.
      At the moment i do a lot of "Strategy 3.0" ( http://chessok.com/?p=21207 )
      I hope that this might have a positive effect on my tactics too: A good move..is a good move

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  4. Good choice for a review book, look forward to your deeper insights on it.

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  5. Tempo

    Can you list all the topic and questions you are going to work on? I am interested at this and it could help in my own investigation :). You can list these at groups or topics - whatever you wish. In general I want to know what questions, statements hypothesis you are going to falsify (proove) or answer.

    Thanks in advance! :)

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    1. First I will try to refresh my memory by making a list of what did not work.

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    2. Welcome back, I missed a lot your insights. I ll be looking forward to your new discoveries.
      Best Regards

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    3. I have already started solving the puzzles rated 1900-2100. And in most cases when I fail is just two cases:

      1) I completely cannot comprehend the position's ideas.
      2) I have big problems with visualization of finishing line

      The first case is directly connected with the lack of exact (or very similar) positions studied and the second one is the problem with seeing the pieces auras - especially if the King is "wide open" and you have to remember which pieces moved to any squares, where your opponents pieces are placed at the moment and so on.

      What I confirmed is the knowledge about the specific ideas and concepts with many examples explained very well - can give you a tremendous boost in a position comprehension. Of course such knowledge turns into (deep) understanding ONLY if it has been practiced. Anyway simple buidiling blocks (the ones we experienced during most of the games) must be constantly practiced and we have to be aware not to miss any important ideas or position's specific detail which can change the general view (understanding) of the position.

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    4. There are many visualisation exercises in the net. While you are strong in simple tactics you are weak in complex tactics. Munich is the other way around relativly strong in complex and weak in simple tactics. But munich is able to play blindfolded and i guess you cant play blindfolded.

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  6. Robert Coble pls ask tempo for my email.

    Z.

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    1. Why should I ask Temposchlucker for your email?

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