Chess Training for Grumpy Geezers
Really like this! I've been doing similar this week though not to this extreme, just at positions that appear critical or very sharp/interesting. When I get to an endgame, I brainstorm strengths/weaknesses and write out a plan in stages. Tactical positions, analysis of 3-5 moves that 'jump out' at me, then each line for opponent, following all way to end of each variation & writing evaluation. Then on to next line. I really got a lot out of it, both in understanding the tactical theme & ways of finding moves.
I hope this experiment will train me in thinking deeper about position but also serve as an antidote vs corr overdose
I have tried this. I found that there was too much repetition for each move and it was hard to approach each position fresh enough.I have been taking full advantage of the games notes feature on Chess.com to Stoyko style updates every few moves. I have also been opening a word processor and filling out variation tables to track my tactical analysis.
A good idea, but I would imagine it could take a large amount of time to do. I might agree with Newz, that some of the positions may not give enough uniqueness , but there again, if you can recognise those and re-use ideas, that is also a good thing.I'd be intrigued to see how it goes.
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