Botvinnik Theory

Botvinnik Theory

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Former world champion GM Mikhail Botvinnik is known as the father of modern chess theory and the founder of The Soviet School of Chess which gave rise to great chess players such as Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik and others said: "Knight end game are Pawn end game." This is known as chess theory as the Botvinnik Theory.

For me the translation more or less means that all the theories of the pawn final round apply also to the final round of the Horse, but I have deliberately written the original words here so that we can translate them according to our respective understandings.

As chess players, we certainly know that there are theoretical lessons about each troop in the final round, there are Pawn End Game, Bishop, Queen techniques and the most difficult is Rook End Game.

It is clear that after the troop begins to decrease on the board, the characteristics of each troop will stand out more, that is why there is no lesson on the game of Rook, Queen, Bishop or Knight in the opening or middle round, because there are still too many troops so that the character of the troop does not have much effect.

It is difficult to learn chess without a chessboard, therefore we are not discussing chess here. The best way to learn chess is alone in a room with a laptop, software and books.

Chess is research, chess is a game alone. The trainer if you have one is actually just putting together a training program and you have to learn on your own.

If Torre's words are true that we play chess every day in life, then the Botvinnik Theory means that it also applies in our lives and maybe we can translate it as events in our lives that occur with various themes.

Sometimes we are in good working conditions both socially and economically, other times we are morally down and weaken our mental and spirit.

There have also been problems with wives, relatives and even friends, or at one time we felt like we were stuck and did not make any progress in life.

Actually, if we think back, the main problems in our lives are often the same theme, over and over again, even though the questions are slightly different, just like the chess theme we face.

Rook Ending, for example, will not run away from the Lucena theme, Kasparian position, Cohcrane position and the like, only the position and location of the troop are different, so we must be very careful and careful in applying the theory we will use to answer questions.

How is it different from living? I think it's almost the same. If we want to look at it, the problem is the same. Every day we need progress and progress in life on a regular basis. The problem is that we are in different situations and conditions aka positions that are not the same every time, meaning that the theme (the problem) is the same and we as chess pieces move around, so the theory that we will use to answer the questions must be chosen carefully. Don't play the bishop ending with the Queen's techniques, of course it's invalid.

But there is the same life theme and only repeats Botvinnik's words, meaning you can face your study responsibilities in college with the same ambition as when you study chess, why not?

Or why we can be very tenacious and insistent when competing in chess but not when facing work, even though it's the same thing. Thus the Botvinnik Theory reminds us that your chess skill is actually valid in your life.

Chess players are actually very precise with what Decrates described "I live because I think."

My hope for chess friends is that diamonds must still shine as diamonds even though they are in the mud.