Interview with National Master Jim West
I recently conducted an interview with national master Jim West. Jim was very generous in sharing some advice. Here are some of the highlights from the interview:
- Focus on studying the middlegame and endgame.
- Don't spend too much time studying the opening - instead find playable positions and study the resulting middlegame.
- Play a lot of chess and study your games.
- Learning to think independently was the final hurdle in making it to the national master level.
Jim also shared a couple of his favorite games with annotations. Here is the link for the full interview with Jim.