Move by Move Chess Improvement: Are you overthinking yourself?

linlaoda
NM linlaoda
Dec 18, 2014, 2:01 PM |
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I would like to thank SzachowyKrolPolski for this submission.


How should White play now?

For some reason, White did not play this way and instead played a more "natural" developing move Nf3.

I have found that many chess players suffer from this phenomenon of overthinking. Instead, we should learn from the following principle:

If there is no reason not to take the material, then take it!
Continuing with the game:
 
Time to stop and think. What should White play? This is not given as a puzzle because it is more conceptual than concrete
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