Analysis after every Game?

AureliuS_Chess

Hey guys,

to improve myself I startet going over every game i played here after it was done. Of course this is a habit a lot of people have.

Now i want to know how you guys go through with it. Do you analyse after every game or play a bunch of them and then go over them one after the other? I just want to hear a few opinions on what may be the preferable way to do it

IMBacon

You should go over each game as soon as possible, while things are still fresh in your mind.

Kaliyo
If you go right after you finish the game it helps you a lot and like the other person says it's fresh in your brain it helps with not making same mistakes
AureliuS_Chess

Would you recommend going of it alone or letting an engine analyse and then going over the analysis`?

DeirdreSkye
FishEyedFools wrote:

You should go over each game as soon as possible, while things are still fresh in your mind.

        Definitely agree with this.The games , especially defeats, must be analysed as soon as possible. 

JamesAgadir

It does depend what kind of game. If you play a bullet game don't bother looking at the game (maybe look a the opening). If it's blitz look at the opening (maybe analyse the game but most of the time don't bother). If it's a longer game (standard or rapid) then you should analyse the game. Looking at it yourself then using a computer would be the best choice but if you cant' I guess just do the computer.

IMBacon
AureliuS_Chess wrote:

Would you recommend going of it alone or letting an engine analyse and then going over the analysis`?

Do your own analysis first!  Then run the game through an engine on Blunder Check only.  Way to many low rated players get way to caught up in setting the engine parameters to somethng like +/- .10, and end up getting engine analysis overload.  

Just my opinion, but just look for Blunders by setting the engine parameters to something like 1.00 pawn.

DeirdreSkye

Again agree.

You must first do your analysis on your own.The reason is simple and obvious.By learning how to analyse you aslo learn ow to think and how to find good moves.I will even advise you not to bother at all about Stockfish analysis unless maybe to easier spot some tactical mistakes.

    Try to spot on your own the "turning points" of the game , the most important mistakes.If your opponent did the mistake , did you exploited it as best as you could?Obviously not , so what you could do better?If you did the mistake find the reasons.What did you miss and why?These are important questions that need to be answered by you.Focus on the most important mistakes and be sure that you will not repeat them.It really is meaningless to focus on exploiting positional weaknesses when pieces are hanging all over the board and blunders change the evaluation every move.If that is the case then you obviously must focus in keeping your pieces protected.Learn to spot the captures before they happen.That is what we call "tactical awareness".Undefended pieces and pawns are potential targets.Examine if they can be attacked and avaluate the danger.

     When you analyse the game you understand your deficiencies and you fix them or at least you try.

     In every game you play there are a lot of questions to ask and a lot of answers to seek and unrfortunately the engine can only make you miss what is really important.

     If you have problems with the anlysis , you can post the game with your comments  and see what better players can tell you.Analysis is an art and it needsa lot of experience.You have to analyse alot of games before you are able to do it on your own but it does worth the time since it helps you increase  , probably the most important skill of a chessplayer , the analytical skill.