things to consider before making a move
At my level (currently around 1000 rating), I make a few to several blunders and numerous mistakes & inaccuracies per game according to post-game computer analysis.
Maybe I can reduce all that by looking for some or all of the following before making a move:
- unprotected pieces & pawns
- threats on both sides
- where each piece can go on the next turn or two
This all seems a little obvious when I write it out, but I obviously don't do this with any consistency during actual games.
In a game I won last night after several days of interesting play, I hung my queen, which my opponent failed to capture, and I then failed to capture the attacking piece. And this was in a 3 days/move game, so one of us should have done the right thing at some point in that sequence of moves.
So hopefully I can pay better attention.