The Most Important Concept For All Beginners...

therealraggs

This is really helpful. I've started playing more and I find I am losing a lot and really putting myself behind early.

RuffledZest

My Llamu is great.

JugglinDan

I wanted to add to the thanks for such an excellent post. I don't mind at all that it bumps this thread happy.png

I have always thought of "Hope Chess" as a form of confirmation bias. In looking for reasons why a candidate move is good, confirmation bias leads us to only consider the opponent moves that make the move work. So I see the 3 responses that make a move great, and overlook the forced mate in 2 I have just created. Instead, we need to be scientific and actively try to prove that a candidate move is bad. Your strategy is perfect for that.

Also, if you had a blog with stuff like this, I would follow for sure.

llama47
JugglinDan wrote:

I wanted to add to the thanks for such an excellent post. I don't mind at all that it bumps this thread

I have always thought of "Hope Chess" as a form of confirmation bias. In looking for reasons why a candidate move is good, confirmation bias leads us to only consider the opponent moves that make the move work. So I see the 3 responses that make a move great, and overlook the forced mate in 2 I have just created. Instead, we need to be scientific and actively try to prove that a candidate move is bad. Your strategy is perfect for that.

Also, if you had a blog with stuff like this, I would follow for sure.

Thanks.

I've considered blogging about stuff like this... essentially taking the most instructive or interesting question I saw on the forums and answering it in a blog.

If I had started doing that 10 years ago, I'd have made 100 good lessons by now heh happy.png

flyingpuppydog

Thanks so much for posting!

JugglinDan
llama47 wrote:
 

Thanks.

I've considered blogging about stuff like this... essentially taking the most instructive or interesting question I saw on the forums and answering it in a blog.

If I had started doing that 10 years ago, I'd have made 100 good lessons by now heh

You can't start ten years ago, but you can start now happy.png

I suspect more people will read on the forum though...

cadran

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Copernicus9

This is one of the best posts I've read.  Thank you very much for posting it.  I've read a lot of Dan Heisman's material, and it is very good.  This post helped me understand better.

The way you described how to think is helpful. 

Also, I found this statement very helpful: "It's hard, but it gets easier with time, and eventually becomes enough of a habit that you don't have to spend much conscious energy on it."  

SwordF

I don't get it :/