In this post, I will describe my chess tournament preparation. It is largely inspired by the lesson “How to prepare for the tournament” in Igor Smirnov’s course The Grandmaster’s Secrets.
From the 26th to the 30th of december, I will participate in a tournament. My goal is to bring myself in peak condition for this event. Continue reading “Chess tournament preparation”
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?
Continue reading “How to study chess: the best learning techniques”
Last week was not a productive week chess-wise. I did nothing and really didn’t feel like working on chess: I had no motivation. I face this problem regularly.
So, what to do about it? How to get back on track?
Continue reading “How to get back on track?”