In chess, one of the basics is the thinking system. Your chess thinking process helps you find good moves in any position. This process comes naturally to talented players, that’s why there isn’t a lot of resources about it. However it is a very important part of chess.
Without a good thinking system:
- you can blunder because you missed something,
- you can get into time trouble because you can’t decide which move to choose.
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We know that we should use deliberate practice to improve in any field, but it doesn’t tell us how to study chess. What are the best techniques for learning using deliberate practice?
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The Grandmaster’s Secrets by Igor Smirnov is the most basic of his paid courses. It lays the foundations of a good chess understanding.
This course is about building (with the lessons) and automating (with the practical part) your thinking process.
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Science has shown that deliberate practice was the main factor for expert performance. It is not talent, but the actual number of hours you dedicate to your craft.
For more on the science, you can read “the role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance” or the making of an expert for a lighter read.
What exactly is deliberate practice?
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I recently created a training plan for myself, but I’ve kept on procrastinating. Then I realized that the reason why I didn’t start my training program was that I purchased a resource (The Grandmaster’s Secrets ) and I didn’t use it in my plan.
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