LIVE BOARD VS COMPUTER BOARD

REW72
REW72
Jan 4, 2008, 6:29 AM |
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SINCE IVE RETURNED TO ENJOYING THE GAME OF CHESS, ALOT OF MY PLAYING HAS BEEN DONE AGAINST THE COMPUTER OR OTHER PLAYERS ONLINE (LOOKING AT THE COMPUTER SCREEN). NOT MANY PEOPLE IN MY AREA PLAY CHESS, SO ONLINE HAS BEEN MY MAIN SOURCE; BUT, THIS SHORTAGE/LACK OF INTEREST IN CHESS PLAYERS AND CHESS GAVE ME AN IDEA, NOW I GO DOWN TO THE LOCAL COFFEE HOUSE WITH MY BOARD AND FRIEND TO SEE IF WE CANT SPARK SOME INTEREST, EVEN IF IT MEANS I MAY END UP DOING MORE TEACHING THEN PLAYING, ANYWAY...

I RECENTLY TAUGHT A FRIEND AND WHILE WE PLAYED I MADE MINOR MISTAKES THAT WOULD HAVE PROVED MAJOR AND COSTLY HAD MY FRIEND NOT BEEN A BEGINNER OR IF I PLAYED SOMEONE OF EQUAL STRENGTH. I WONDERED WHAT IN THE WORLD... HOW DID I MISS THAT... ETC. THE ANSWER: PERSPECTIVE, PLAIN AND SIMPLE, ITS A DIFFERENT VIEW.

MY EYES HAD BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO 1 DEMENSIONAL BOARDS AND PIECES VS LIVE BOARDS AND PIECES. HAS ANYONE ELSE EVER NOTICED OR ENCOUNTERED THIS PROBLEM TOO OR ARE YOU PLAYING NOT KNOWING THIS COULD BE THE REASON FOR THAT LAST STUPID MISTAKE YOU MADE THAT ALMOST OR DID COST YOU THE GAME? COULD THIS BE THE REASON THAT 3D CHESS PROGRAMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE, ITS NOT LIVE, BUT THE CLOSEST YOU CAN GET. ID HATE TO ACTUALLY COMPETE THEN HAVE DIFFILCULTY BECAUSE STUDYING AND PRACTICING WITH SCREEN AND BOOK DIAGRAMS JUST DONT GIVE ME THE SAME VIEW AS LIVE PLAY.

THE SOLUTION: BALANCE YOUR COMPUTER PLAY WITH LIVE PLAY, OR WHAT IVE BEGUN TO DO IS, WITH THESE GAMES THAT CAN TAKE DAYS OR BOOK DIAGRAMS, I SET UP A LIVE BOARD AND RECREATE THE MOVES SO I CAN GET A TRUE PERSPECTIVE OF THE SITUATIONS/POSITIONS/PATTERNS I NEED TO RECOGNISE,  OTHERWISE THEY COULD BE OVERLOOKED.