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... What do you do when it's the other guy's turn?
Do you have a mechanical list of steps that you process in your head?
Do you focus solely on potential attacks? On defense?
Do you randomly analyze the board?
Do you check your Facebook?
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I don't have a concious process. It first struck me today as a good idea to find one. I tend to look for 1-2 move tactics first, then stare at his king and try to find angles to attack.
I know there are more productive steps to do. I think it would be great to come up with an anagram to drill into my head.
When it's the other player's turn, I sit there thinking "Damn... why did I make a silly move like that?"
More seriously, dynamic analysis (I-go-here, he-goes-there) can be done during your own turn, and static analysis (Space/Time/Force analysis) can be done during the opponent's turn.
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