Am I The Only Beginner Who Does This?

11PopPop

(The answer is probably "Yes" but here goes....)

I cannot believe how many times -- the INSTANT -- I make a move, I realize, "Oops!  THAT move would have been way better.

I suppose this happens less frequently after ... (What?) ... 6 months?  ... a year?

IMBacon

LOL...we all suffer from this.  You would be amazed at how many better moves i see once i take my hand off the piece i move.

AtaChess68
Amazing isn’t it.

So the only thing we should do to get better is to pretend that we do the move we want to do. And then incorporate the oops knowledge we get from it... .

One of the problems I have is when to start this pretending/checklist. From move 1? Doesn’t feel natural. From move 10? Sometimes to late...
MarkGrubb

Everyone does it but you will get better. Your technique will improve and become more habitual. An idea that might help is Candidate Moves. Try not to mentally lock in to one idea. Instead look at a few candidate moves and play what you think is the best move from this set. Dont just look at your first move, consider your opponents strongest reply, and then your reply to that. Good candidate moves are often forcing, so involve a Check, Capture, or the Threat of these. Playing long time controls will give you more time to try out these ideas.

MarkGrubb

HANDS-19. You'll have to self isolate.

B1ZMARK
11PopPop wrote:

(The answer is probably "Yes" but here goes....)

I cannot believe how many times -- the INSTANT -- I make a move, I realize, "Oops!  THAT move would have been way better.

I suppose this happens less frequently after ... (What?) ... 6 months?  ... a year?

I still do that.

super108
Ripley_Osbourne wrote:
11PopPop a écrit :

(The answer is probably "Yes" but here goes....)

I cannot believe how many times -- the INSTANT -- I make a move, I realize, "Oops!  THAT move would have been way better.

I suppose this happens less frequently after ... (What?) ... 6 months?  ... a year?

 

Scientists took a survey, and have find out you're actually the only person in human history who had that happen to them. You should get your DNA checked and try to remember if the aliens did not abduct you in the past.

Joke being said, here my piece of advice to help you reduce and eventually eliminate that very human and very natural way of doing things, and replace it by the (self) conditioned sports reflexes:

Integrate once and for all, that Chess is played with the eyes and brain, not with the hands. Your hand is here only to execute a move you already decided to play. Or pick your nose, but that's an other story.

Set you hand away from the board, when you play on a board, like under the table, and have your hand go to touch anything ONLY once your move is clearly decided, checked and double checked, in your mind. As in: your move must be already played for good in your mind before your hand only MOVES.

Discipline yourself to it, and soon you'll see improvement. Our body is silly, and needs silly learning/conditioning, regarding sports issues.

Good luck.

PS. adapt the thing to mouse & screen play if needed.

In the beginning, I was laughing, but seriously though, nice post.

11PopPop

You guys are hilarious ... helpful ... encouraging.

Thanks!

ROOKieKING25275
11PopPop wrote:

(The answer is probably "Yes" but here goes....)

I cannot believe how many times -- the INSTANT -- I make a move, I realize, "Oops!  THAT move would have been way better.

I suppose this happens less frequently after ... (What?) ... 6 months?  ... a year?

It doesn't.

 

 

jonjames548

Attentional lapses only grow more common with age. 

Shreyamayamsria

learn and have fun

Rishthemaster

I am a little experienced and sometimes I do blunders like that.

lichess.org/rishabha

Laskersnephew

If you think only beginners have those "Oh sh*t" moments, you haven't been playing long enough!  They happen to everyone, at every level, although the mistakes usually get subtler as you go up the rating ladder

11PopPop
Laskersnephew wrote:

If you think only beginners have those "Oh s***" moments, you haven't been playing long enough!  They happen to everyone, at every level, although the mistakes usually get subtler as you go up the rating ladder

 

Next week I'll have been playing chess for a whole month(!).

I'm happy to read some of you more experienced players still do this.

December_TwentyNine

I just got a new pair of Knight Vision Goggles, and even though allow allow me to see many tactics, they don't allow me to see them all.

I think the best way to overcome that is to practice on the trainer, and all the ones you miss, you look at the solution, and look for problem areas. I discovered that one of my problem areas was Queen Trapping, so, with the Knight Vision Goggles on, I have to look for better moves when the obvious is to take the Queen.

When you see a good move, look for a better one. That's the purpose of the Goggles, is to help you see the board better. happy.png Like Ripley said, you see the board with your eyes and mind, the hands can't see the board very well.

m_connors

Two years after I returned to chess after a prolonged absence, my opponent blundered his Queen during an online game. About three moves later, literally as I pressed "Accept" to confirm my move, I yelled out Noooo!! I blundered my Queen . . . It happens! That taught me to really look over my moves before making/confirming them.

December_TwentyNine

You will see the tactics with Knight Vision Goggles. Make sure to clean the lenses before you put them on to get maximum benefit!!

December_TwentyNine

Ay Naku. happy.png

December_TwentyNine

Because I am wearing Knight Vision Goggles now?

Be that as it may, it was purely accidental as I am not aware of your Fallout 4 avatar, my dear Ripley.

December_TwentyNine

Porcelain Doll? ?  ?

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