"The sooner you make your 1st 5,000 mistakes the sooner you will be able to correct them"
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein
As the quote in the title of this blog indicates, this blog is about mistakes. How you can tell if a player is going to be good, is their approach to their mistaken moves in games they've lost, drawn, or even won! In my opinion the greatest player ever, Garry Kasparov, said, "my games with the 9th world champion (Tigran Petrosian)broadened my understanding of chess. Had it not been for these two defeats, I would possibly not have reached the top in chess." Garry was also famous for finding improvements in games he had won! His opponents would try to catch him by playing an opening that he had won against; hoping that he would blindly follow the same game that led to a previous victory. Many times they were rudely awakened when Garry showed off his improvement he had on his winning play.
What follows is puzzles taken from positions from codylikespie's games; an up and coming player himself! We'll learn together using Cody's mistakes to become a better chess player ourselves. Because as the saying goes (sorry Cody): “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.”-Groucho Marx