9990 hours to go. Using my chess study time to do CT Art exercises. Going from easy to difficult. Sometimes I find the solution quickly, sometimes it takes me five minutes to solve the exercise correctly.
Also reading “How to choose a chess move” from wonderfull chess writer, Andrew Soltis.
First chapter is called: “Your Move”.
The gist of the text is that beginners, who just learned how to move the pieces, just play moves and preferable with the piece they like most, up to master.
Masters – The upper two percent of tournament players employ so many shortcuts that they can play good moves almost instantly, as they do in simultaneous exhibitions. Masters rely much more then other players on an intuitive sense of what the right move looks like and they’re able to recognize the important elements in a position – zhen doubling pawns matters and when it doesn’t, for example. Moreover, masters are able to detect when they need to calculate and when they can and should avoid it. They trust their level of expectation to tell them when they should look for a superior, second candidate or even a third. And they know how to balance subjective factors, such as the degree of risk in deciding what move to make. (How to choose a chess move – Andrew Soltis)
With other words, masters have so much experience and relay on pattern recognision on how to choose a chess move, they can do it quickly. With other words, we, from beginners until Experienced Tournaments Players, we need to improve our analysis and evaluation of a chess position. So up to reading chapter two “Candidate Cues”.
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