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Annotating My Own Game... with a little help from Stockfish

Annotating My Own Game... with a little help from Stockfish

Jun 3, 2017, 2:23 PM 0
I want to play slow games of chess online and so I am working toward getting the required 20 "standard" games to join the slowchessleague. In order to play those I have been playing 30 minute games here on chess.com and this is my first loss so far.


One thing authors and coaches highly recommend is to annotate your own game... and to do it before (or even wthout!) a chess engine. Since I am going on self-power (no coach or trainer) then I am using Stockfish as my "strong player" analyzing partner to help figure out where I went wrong and what I could have done better.

There are advantages and disadvantages to using a strong chess engine (in my case Stockfish 8) for analytical purposes at my amateur level. The disadvantage is that it cannot tell me problems with my strategic/planning thoughts. It can only help me with calculation. *BUT* ... lazy calculation is one of my huge weaknesses (as you will see in this game). 
This game reinforces that I need to *STOP* being lazy in my calculations if I want to have consistent improvement.


Blog entry image is by Luigi Mussini [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons titled "Leonard di Cutri defeats Ruy Lopez in Spain"


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