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Hi all ,
What do you think before each move ? Do you follow a a step by step list or do you play free style ...?
I am thinking about working on some kind of list that will review all major steps that a chess player should think about in order to choose the next move ...
to secure his side, to avoid blunder,to see things that are not obvious ,etc etc ...
a checklist that you have to follow before each move in order to secure your game...
- check your side , is there any direct danger ? witch pieces are weak ?
witch side is weak ? is there any winning sacrifice ?
witch piece are or could be pinned ?
- check the opponent side , witch pieces are weak,witch side is weak ? is there any winning sacrifice ? witch piece are or could be pinned ?
is there any possible fork , etc etc
i will try to work on that check list ...and if you do want to join the concept and do it on your own , then it would be interesting to compare our work..
see u ...
It is not a new concept. It is sometimes referred to as a thinking or thought process. I do this practice not in my games, but during solving each problem in chesstempo dotcom.
The one that I'm going to work out soon is the thought process on picking candidate moves then how to do the calculation. This is complex, and causes blunder in my part.
i never said that i was the owner of that idea of course ..
looking forward to check your work ..!
on my side ,i will work on it ...but i am a bit lazy these days ...
see u ..
First I check all checks, captures, and threats my opponent can make. Then I list out all my candidate moves. I evaluated the tactical ones based on temporary weaknesses in my opponents position. Then I look at positional moves, which are the most common as unnecessary tactics should not be analyzed
That's why I do the practice during solving puzzles, not during casual games.
During casual games, when there is no tactics, you will have no motivation to do that routine. During puzzle solving you will be motivated to do the routine. Once you get use to do the routine, the routine will become a reflex, not a routine anymore, so you will have no problem implementing it in casual game because it is already part of your subconscious thought process.
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