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Novice Nook #10
This week's Novice Nook article, from November 2001, is called "Real Chess, Time Management, and Care: Putting it All Together." Here's the link:
(I got a bit left behind in these, I read 5,6 and 7 today and made notes so hopefully I can read 8, 9 and this weeks articles tomorrow and provide my thoughts.)
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My router at home is shot and I'm having to log on from the public library. Hopefully, I'll be up and running before the weekend is over. ws
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Heisman has my number
When I read his columns it feels like he has been looking over my shoulder, and he is selecting
my personal weaknesses as the subject matter of his writing. Now having identified some of the
problems, I just need to fix them. :-)
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i feel Heisman could have said, concentrate more on all your moves, and saved us all a couple minutes of our life,
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Well, whether it's said in one sentence,
or one short column, it's a message that bears repeating. If I could have back all the rating points I've lost in the last year because of my failure to really look closely at the board and consider all the possible responses to my proposed move and just their 3-ply ramifications, I'd be well over 1800.
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Well I for one. want to express my deep appreciation to wolstoncroft1 for his repeated efforts in
this thread pointing out what a waste of time these articles are for him. He has made this point at
least three times. Since his rating puts him in the 93rd percentile, I can safely assume that he is
a fairly decent player, significantly stronger than me. The fact that this material is a waste of
time for him suggests that he already knows it, and since he is a strong player, that validates the
idea that it might be worthwhile for me to study it. So thanks Wolly, we all really appreciate you
taking the time out of your busy day to summarily dismiss these columns. I can't thank you
enough for your insight and concise comments.
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I find the time management tips helpful.
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Describes me 100%
I probably lose 8 out of 10 games through tactical oversights, and my biggest weakness is not looking for my opponents' best moves. Instead I attempt to play instinctively good chess, while not having the ability to do so. I am going to see how this 3-ply method works. I'm fed up of being surprised by my opponents' moves. It all sounds obvious I know, but I realize I play more than half of my moves without thinking through the tactical consequences.