Training 9/27

NM CreepyCustodian
Sep 27, 2014, 7:14 PM |

Today I spent some time analyzing my tough loss last week in the US Chess League.  I started the game with a nice positional plus, but my opponent came out on top after a hard-fought game.  This game should hold a lesson for me.  On move 27, I should be a bit better, but the position is wild and hard to calculate.  Instead of being guided by ideas and analyzing as best I can in an unclear situation, I go for the most forcing, violent moves and collapse.  

 Later tonight, I studied Johner-Nimzowitsch, Dresden 1926 from Kasparov's My Great Predecessors.  I wrote down my thoughts while trying to guess Nimzo's moves, then went through Kasparov's analysis.