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Developing Ability to win at Chess ~~ Generating Mindfulness & Compassion

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #21


    It should be common knowledge among chess players that "... playing 'hope chess' is losing chess."


    I agree wwith IM Jeremy Silman when he points out that chess is all patterns. In order to become a master one must learn these patterns, and the only way to do this is through rigorous daily training, going through hundreds of thousands of  master games quickly on a real board, studying masters' annotations slowly, and simply matching yourself against stronger and stronger opponents all the time instead of being a "... big fish in a small pond...."


    I believe all areas of philosophy help to maintain this level of discipline, so The Buddha's teachings apply here as they do in all aspects of life.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #22


    So what is there to do?
    please take < 3 minutes to listen

    just listen and breathe.

    That's it.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #23


    Whatever we do,must make us better human beings! In that sense, I believe Buddha,Jesus,Krishna are all relevant to Chess!

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #24


    Can they help my endgame?

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #25


    Consider joining the group Open Discussion and see all the Forums there waiting for you to post your wisdom.

    I am here because I really believe that chess players are the last hope for humanity. Who else has the problem solving skills to do it?

    Who else has the Will to do it, since all chess players in the world can agree that the number one goal is to make sure we have safe places for a chess table?
    GENS UNA SUMUS ... slogan of F.I.D.E.

    View this and learn how one man answers all:

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #26


  • 5 months ago · Quote · #27


    We sat on the brink of global nuclear annihilation for over 50 years. War and struggle and idiocy are constant features of human existence and always will be. The idea that somehow this set of idiot activities is more likely to start WW III than all the crap that came before is hard to swallow.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #28


    I am now listening again to A Crack in Samsara.
    Let me invite you to share what you are feeling while you listen.


  • 5 months ago · Quote · #29


     i can see that you are a stronger chess player than myself. the statement about objective thought ok i suppose that goes along with generateing mindfullness. when a chess player is locked in a game compassion is far from my mind i think that is understood. I do have passion for the game and compassion for other chessplayers. the buddha thing i do not understand please explain.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #30


    Hey learningcoach, I don't know if it's something that would interest you but www.headspace.com is a really good website for learning to meditate and increase mindfulness. I highly recommend it!

    The sessions are led by an English guy who became a Buddhist monk, but they are delivered in a secular way. 

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #31


  • 4 months ago · Quote · #32


    I'm terribly amazed that not one of you used the term "Grok" as fashioned by Heinlien in "Stranger in a Strange Land" and which epitomizes the state of actions based upon empathic understanding!  C'mon now!  It's even in the latest dictionaries!

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #33


  • 3 months ago · Quote · #34


    Yet more paranoid conspiracy meta-theories. Sad.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #35


  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #36


    DrSpudnik wrote:

    Yet more paranoid conspiracy meta-theories. Sad.

    My dear Doctor Spudnik, Your assertion is blanket like.
    Why are you so sad?
    Is it because you are unable to point to one assertion in this video that lacks evidence?
    Will you look at objective information or do you prefer the Denier position?


  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #37


    learningcoach-anuragbansal Live Chess
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    1.     e4    e5
    2.     Nf3    Nc6
    3.     Bc4   

    Here is where Black decides on  the nature of the coming middle game. 
    The strongest move is bishop to c5, and the resulting opening play is normal; both sides 

    develop naturally. [Search: Giuoco  Piano.]

    3.     ...    Nf6!?

    The Two Knights' Defense
    This is really a gambit, a pawn- offer by Black.

    4.     Ng5   

    Yes, this is one  of those very  rare cases when  one may violate the principle that you

    develOp all your pieces to their best square before you move a developed piece a 2nd time.

    In this case the move 4.Ng5 is strong because of the difficulty Black has in defending f7.

    4.     ...    d5
    5.     exd5    Na5
    6.     Bb5+    c6
    7.     dxc6    bxc6
    8.     Be2    h6
    9.     Nf3    e4
    10.     Ne5    Bd6
    11.     d4    O-O
    12.     O-O    Bb7

    Here 13.Nc3 or Bf4 is advantage  White.

    13.     c4    c5
    14.     Bf4   

    Now Black can  hold the game  equal with 14.  ...Qc7.

    14.     ...    cxd4
    15.     Qxd4   

    Now White is in  the lead again.

    15.     ...    Qc7

    Now White has 16.Rd1 with  advantage.

    16.     Nd2?   

    The thought that 'the knight has to come out' took the place of necessary caution,
    and now Black is winning!  

    16.     ...    Rfe8!
    17.     Rac1    Bxe5
    18.     Bxe5    Qxe5

    learningcoach-anuragbansal Live Chess
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