Game # 10: The Dunning-Kruger Effect
Feb 18, 2011, 2:05 PM 0
Topic for the day: The Dunning-Kruger Effect
For those who do not click the link, basically it is an observed behavior of skilled people to underestimate their own skill. At the same time unskilled people tend to overestimate their skill. This is because skilled people have an understanding of how much they do not know, while unskilled people have no frame of reference about what they don't know. Internet culture reinforces this because plenty of people will be quick to tell you what an idiot you are regardless of the truth. The moral here: Try to be objective about your own skills when comparing them to others. Comments are welcome.
Today's game has me playing the white side of the:
Modern Defense: Queen Pawn Fianchetto.
I go after space as usual and my opponent does a good job of identifying my weak spots, however I am able to get ahead in tempo allowing me to play strongly on an open file and eventually winning pawns. This leads to connected passed pawns with support of my rooks, an unstopable advantage.