58 ( +1 | -1 ) Help for analysis of games...Sorry, Miguel, but I don't quite understand what you are asking for. Are you looking for a way of finding where you went wrong in games you have lost? Or perhaps you want to discover an approach to defending lost games (with a view to making your opponent work much harder for the win!) If you have the latter in mind, check out (if you can find a copy) Keres and Kotov 'The Art of the Middle Game in Chess'. Keres's chapter on 'How to Defend Difficult Positions' is informative and entertaining, both! (I wish I could figure out how to avoid all the inferior positions I've been getting lately... :-) ) Cheers, Ion
59 ( +1 | -1 ) Thanks Thanks for the information Ion
Disculpen por mi pregunta, quizas es demasiado abierta. Pero a veces en partidos que uno realiza, no alcanza uno a comprender el plan que lleva nuestro atacante y al final uno queda en posicion inferior. Hace muchos aņos, recomendaban que para avanzar un poco mas en el ajedrez, debia uno estudiar los partidos perdidos y encontrar los diferentes errores cometidos. Recuerdo que algunos textos mencionaban que uno debia estudiar los partidos desde el final, luego el medio juego y llegar a la apertura. Actualmente desconozco la METODOLOGIA que recomiendan los grandes Maestros.
118 ( +1 | -1 ) Loose transaltion: Sorry for my question, maybe it was too open. But sometimes you come across a position where one side doesnt understand the other side's(attacker's) plan and because of this the one side will fall into an inferior position. A long time ago, they used to recommend that to get a little better at chess, one should study their lost games and find the various errors they made. I remember that some books mention that one should study their games starting with the endgame, then the middle then the opening. Now i forget the methodology that GM's recommend. ---translatin of the above post by TW
Creo que tu pregunta debe ser : What is the best way to analyze your lost games? I believe Migchess is looking for the methodology, or steps taken, by everyone when they study over their past games, especially their past LOST games. i.e do you study the endgame first or the opening? combinations? Do you go to the point in the game where you think the turning point was or where the equilibrium was broken? What do you do when you study over your past games?
177 ( +1 | -1 ) I think we really need a book on this!Not an easy task, I find. I recall Larsen's comment about losing players being inclined to find fault with nearly all their moves (though I have encountered others who would have won if the laws of nature had been upheld...). Lost games might be due to a single bad mistake that the opponent has exploited, or playing an inferior opening and being subsequently unable to meet the demands of the difficulties subsequently (or consequently) encountered, or, as Miguel suggests, failing to spot the enemy's plan betimes. My own defeats are frequently due to a failure of vigilance when apparently emerging from a period of difficult play. A case in point was my 50-move loss against chrusage; having defended a terrible endgame, I went and blundered horribly with a certain draw in sight. My opponent was testing me, and I did not pass the test! Good on him! In going over the game, try and be objective about your moves and your plans. If you can't see anything wrong with a particular move you made, in the light of subsequent events, then there was probably nothing wrong with it. Did you really have a plan? I don't necessarily mean a plan for the whole game; such things are not practical in my view. But you might have a plan for a series of moves. It isn't always good to have a plan, by the way. It was in pursuance of a long-held plan to place my king on b1 or b3 that I came a gutzer against chrusage. Perhaps I should amend that. Be always prepared to change plans in the light of changed circumstances. Not easy! Somehow, there must be a balance between constancy of purpose, and flexibilty. So far is I know, there is no formula for achieving this balance. Well... I don't know how helpful all this is. But you are not alone in your dilemma! Cheers, Ion
Reciban un cordial saludo, y ademas agradecerle a woinstoncroft1 por la traduccion al idioma Ingles y a Ion por su excelente comentario, habemos bastantes jugadores que deseamos mejorar cada dia en el ajedrez y talvez llegar a ocupar un excelente lugar en su respectivo pais.
Como debemos prepararnos en el aspecto psicologico para realizar una excelente partida de ajedrez?
34 ( +1 | -1 ) Analysis and AnnotationThere are a number of good books available in which GMs talk about how they analyze and annotate their games, but one I've found helpful (as a mediocre player) is Dan Heisman's "The Improving Annotator." In it he describes his climb from beginner to Master, and details clearly how he learned to analyze and annotate his own games to learn from his mistakes.
56 ( +1 | -1 ) Translation of last migchess20 post<translation> Hi everybody,
I would like to thank wolstoncroft1 for the previous translation, and ionadowman for his excelent comment. I think that we have enough players [here in GK?] to get better at chess every day, and so be well placed in one's country.
Another question: How should we prepare psychologically in order to achieve the best possible game [in OTB?]?