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Supercharge my chess - day 9

Supercharge my chess - day 9

Mar 22, 2016, 6:10 PM 3

Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course

You can read about the past days:

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8

 My goals: 

1. I want to study chess in an organized way. I hope 21 days of organized study of the course will build my habit to create and follow my study plans after the course finished.
2. I want to win a Titled tuesday tournament in 2016
3. I want to win a Death match in 2016
4. I want to be one of  the top 10 rated blitz (3-5 minutes game) player on chess.com
The structure of the study of Day 9 was the following:

- Theoretical section:

     If we would like to improve in chess, then we should analyse our games, find out mistakes, correct them and play better in the next game.

Today in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course I learnt why important to annotate our own games and how to do it.

When you finish your game try to write down quickly, until you remember, your thoughts about the key moments of the game.

Be objective! Accept your mistakes and the good moves of your opponent!

How should we annotate our games?

Analyse individually the 3 stages of the game: Opening, Middlegame and Endgame.


We should answer a few questions to get a clear view about our opening play.
Did we get any advantage out of the opening?
Did I or my opponent played a new move int the opening?
Did I get those type of positions which I like to play?
What lines did I play before which were similar to the game?
Which challenges did we get in the opening?
Pawn structure
King safety

The goal of the opening is to develop the pieces. The goal of the middle game is to use these pieces to realize a plan. Therefore, when analyzing the middle game you should first of all comment on what is your plan.
What was our plan? Did we get any tactical possibilities?
Which manovers did I do well and where did I make a mistake?
3. Endgame:
When we analyse the endgame, we should ask ourself about the plans we had in the game and try to find the possible plans for the opponent.
Did we finish the right plan or needed to change it later?
- Practical section:

Master game:

In this game Uhlmann lost a pawn against Taimanov, but then generated strong counterplay to save the game. Always look for acivity!


Today's 6 tactics were hard and beautiful.
A nice attack:

The ideally placed pieces:


Today the pawn endgame was easy for me. The key idea was to give up the pawn in the right moment to get opposition.

Conclusions of the Day 9 of the 

1. We learnt why important and how to annotate our games.

2. In today's master game we learnt, How to create the counterplay on the other side of the board, if we have weaknesses in the other side of the board

3. I solved puzzles about breaking the defense and forcing the opponent to the ideal square.

4. The pawn endgame showed how important to give up the pawn for the opposition in the last moments.

I decided to follow how much time I use every day for the study and monitor the total time used too.

Today I used 48 minutes. The total time I used until today is 7 hours and 4 minutes. You can follow the daily training times in this --> document

I wish you enjoyed today's tips and exerciseses
 of the course! I was happy to show you my experiences about the Day 9 of the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course Smile
Until tomorrow you can find the details of the  21 days to Supercharge your chess course if you click here and you can become a student too.

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