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mjgayle52

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Fri Jul 22 2016 8:02PM | MsgID: 19159698


Reasons for playing chess often include "winning". If i become to concerned with this i begin to hate the game. I don't like losing and won't deliberately make a move that i know loses....but....among the available moves i like to explore the most interesting options. i don't like to "play it safe". it's a game - enjoy!







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Tue Jul 12 2016 3:02PM | MsgID: 19140158


Originally posted by: "mjgayle52"
Imagine you have a 3 ring binder. In that binder you have collected a few hundred chess diagrams. Along with each diagram (but easy to cover up or on the next page) is YOUR analysis of the diagram. A chess treasury of your own making in your own words culled from books, your games or invented by you. Imagine




Sounds like a good idea. The diagrams would make analysis easier and give you signposts for positions to try for (or to avoid).







mjgayle52

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Tue Jul 12 2016 3:00PM | MsgID: 19140156


Imagine you have a 3 ring binder. In that binder you have collected a few hundred chess diagrams. Along with each diagram (but easy to cover up or on the next page) is YOUR analysis of the diagram. A chess treasury of your own making in your own words culled from books, your games or invented by you. Imagine







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Sun Jul 10 2016 3:09PM | MsgID: 19136329


Originally posted by: "mjgayle52"
Sometimes my opponent makes an aggressive move and i react emotionally (fear and anxiety). I don't play my best chess with those feelings. Take a breath and look at the position anew. If you lose there will be other games, but the position probably holds resources that you are forgetting or haven't seen. Now that the position is stressful perhaps you have an opportunity to be brilliant. Look on the bright sided always!




Sometimes it's just an unusual move (meaning one I didn't see or a line I overlooked). If I can stay calm, I may even find an interesting line that holds or causes my opponent to panic.







mjgayle52

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Sun Jul 10 2016 1:30PM | MsgID: 19136139


Sometimes my opponent makes an aggressive move and i react emotionally (fear and anxiety). I don't play my best chess with those feelings. Take a breath and look at the position anew. If you lose there will be other games, but the position probably holds resources that you are forgetting or haven't seen. Now that the position is stressful perhaps you have an opportunity to be brilliant. Look on the bright sided always!







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Wed Jul 6 2016 4:38PM | MsgID: 19129235


[Quote from: "R_De_Siota"]
[Quote from: "kasmersensei"]
[Quote from: "R_De_Siota"]
[Quote from: "Taotaomonas"]is better development still a better strategy than trying to save a lost pawn and running far out of a planned position?



The underlying strategy of chess is: "Attack and win." I'd opt for development. Attacks while defending.




Development is usually better. A key concept though is getting pieces to the squares they need to go to at the time you are responding to opponent threats. Development without a sense of plan or strategy will not take one very far.



I agree, timing can be everything sometimes. Even when you have great possible moves, good opponnts will try to prevent them being played.

Haphazard development avails little, so development needs to be coordinated. Timing is crucial.









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[Quote from: "Taotaomonas"]is better development still a better strategy than trying to save a lost pawn and running far out of a planned position?



The underlying strategy of chess is: "Attack and win." I'd opt for development. Attacks while defending.




Development is usually better. A key concept though is getting pieces to the squares they need to go to at the time you are responding to opponent threats. Development without a sense of plan or strategy will not take one very far.



Haphazard development avails little, so development needs to be coordinated. Timing is crucial.







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[Quote from: "R_De_Siota"]
[Quote from: "Taotaomonas"]is better development still a better strategy than trying to save a lost pawn and running far out of a planned position?



The underlying strategy of chess is: "Attack and win." I'd opt for development. Attacks while defending.




Development is usually better. A key concept though is getting pieces to the squares they need to go to at the time you are responding to opponent threats. Development without a sense of plan or strategy will not take one very far.







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Tue Jul 5 2016 2:00PM | MsgID: 19127107


Originally posted by: "Taotaomonas"
is better development still a better strategy than trying to save a lost pawn and running far out of a planned position?




The underlying strategy of chess is: "Attack and win." I'd opt for development. Attacks while defending.









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Tue Jul 5 2016 12:52PM | MsgID: 19127003


Sometimes jettisoning the pawn for activity can be a winning plan, even though I can be very materialistic and have won some tight games by holding onto slim material gains. What I don't like is when I mistakenly grab a 'free' pawn, and find out that it is anything but free, and instead it puts me in a very cramped position where I end up giving more material back.


Originally posted by: "Taotaomonas"
Pawn Loss - Is often a major contributing factor to my losses.

To try and get over this I have been trying to think of a pawn loss to be as much of a blunder (potentially more) as any other piece going undeliberately.

However, in doing so I find I am suddenly playing to defend every potential lost exchange where I will come out worse. Invariably I then find I have lost focus on my main goal of development.

Gambits and traps aside. In general, is better development still a better strategy than trying to save a lost pawn and running far out of a planned position?










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