76 ( +1 | -1 ) Novice Nook #45This week's article is "Improving Analysis Skills", a worthwhile read with a couple of good examples.
I think one of the reasons this series of articles is worthwhile for beginning and intermediate players is that, while some of the material may seem repititious or simple, it provides a vocabulary and a broad overview of types of chess thinking that it may take a long time to acquire otherwise. I really don't know how many folks are actually reading along from week to week but I hope there are a number of lurkers out there who actually do go to the website to look up the article even if you're not posting here on the thread.
39 ( +1 | -1 ) I'm a faithful reader but sometimes poster ...I like this one a lot. Not only bringing up Tree Analysis ala the Kotov concept (and many before, no doubt) but raising the point of the Questions one asks oneself. These are very important I think. Indeed many who coach establish certain ones to ask Every move, or thruout a portion of the game. Asking the right question, or missing it often tells the result off th e game!