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Study overload

  • #1

    I don't know what to do first:

    i) study endgames from Purdy's Guide to Good Chess

    ii) go over some of my own losses with Houdini

    iii) do some mate-in-2 puzzles with Peshk@

    iv) do some study using the lessons in Chessmaster


    Anyone else find there is so much study material out there and so little time to do it? I remember reading recently that more books have been published about chess than any other game, by a long way. Now you have to count many software options too.

    I feel I'm drowing in instructional material.

  • #2
    I feel I'm drowing in instructional material.

     I know the feeling!

    I would probably do some studing with Chessmaster Lessons (I have done some of them in CM10, they are good) and do some endgame study...even though I'm not familiar with Purdy

  • #3
    Bronco70 wrote:
    I feel I'm drowing in instructional material.

    even though I'm not familiar with Purdy

    Bobby Fischer raved about his writings.

    I'm glad others feel the way I do and I'm not just mentally-challenged :)

  • #4

    Take it easy. Go to some OTB tournaments. That's often more instructional than any book you could read at this stage.

  • #5

    observe ur loses first!!! Thats what u should do ASAP

  • #6

    In psychological terms, it boils down to the ever-difficult approach-approach dilemma.

    At the end of the day, it's actually less stressful to just pick one at random and study for a session than to even think of the many options within reach. Curious how our minds do this to us!


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