17195 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
What is it when they talk about it in reference to world championship matches and how do I use it to beat my opponents in an OTB match.
What do I prepare? Openings? Middlegames? Endgames? And which aspects do I choose to prepare against a particular opening.
Also how do I know which opening to use against a particular opening? If my opponent likes to play aggresively do I choose something quite like the English Opening?
Sorry, for all the questions but I am really confused! :S
when they talk about preparation on GM level they mean that a player prepares SPECIFICALLY against his opponent.
He studies his games (that, being GM, should be widely available) and tries to find weaknesses/positions he's not good at/ and maybe prepare something specifically against that opponent.
When Alekhine prepared to play Capablanca in the 1927 title match, he studied the Cuban's games constantly, looking for weaknesses and stlye he could exploi. It worked. My free lessons program teaches you how to find your own weaknesses and elminate them. Once you know how to find yours, spotting them from a particular oponent is easier. My lessons program is on my website, you can find the link n the "abot me" section of my profile.
In addition to what has been said, home preperation also includes the GM's finding novelties to suprise their opponents.At our level it is probably better we dont switch openings all the time, however if you feel comfortable in two openings, one aggressive one more solid, then chosing the one which yields positions you will enjoy more does help imo.
Great! Thanks for all your help!
"FIDE Grand Prix, Round 8 | Hosts: GMs Evgeny Miroshnichenko and Viorel Iordachescu"
5/22/2015 - Surya Ganguly - Emanuel Berg , Gibraltar, 2009
by mgsayd a few minutes ago
2015 FIDE Grand Prix, Khanty-Mansiysk - Round 8 Results
by Chess_Events 4 minutes ago
3 Queens - Is it going too far?
by Shamandalie1234 6 minutes ago
The game should let you swear
by Ramona-Carbona 7 minutes ago
Post your best miniatures here
by jetfighter13 8 minutes ago
how to download houdini from google
by EscherehcsE 10 minutes ago
Looking for help on 'Traps/Checkmates'
by chessmicky 13 minutes ago
Reproduction and Real Jaques of London Chess Set
by Gomer_Pyle 13 minutes ago
View Of Game Board on Page NOT Optimal
by notmtwain 23 minutes ago
Help with an annoying opening
by Robert0905 26 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!