how i learned chess
first i read and then when i played i imitated moves with little idea of what to do really and no patience to plan ahead losing many different ways. that's how i learned don't make certain mistakes! so my rating fell but i was actually improving my game! ultimately with a lot of experience not making mistakes makes you the winner, not fantasizing an attack strategy dependent on your opponent making the one mistake! the Grandmaster with the complete game, is the player who never makes a mistake!