When you study Grandmaster Games?

  • #1

    Is it better to study grandmaster games or games by people a little better than me? I was thinking of purchasing The Complete Book of Tal's Game..its his autobiography. Question is. how does one get the most out of it?

  • #2

    Best to study your games. Play online chess and let them become works in progress. You can spend a fortune on books and just spin your wheels. you're in my group, follow my advice in lesson 001 :)

  • #3

    Buy the Tal!  It's a lot of fun with a bunch of great games and anecdotes.

    Oh yeah, and annotate your own games too. Smile

  • #4

    For me, Grandmaster games. Players only a little higher than you will still play rather flawed chess. Choose the best kind of examples to try and emulate.

    When studying games from a book, try to guess what your move would be and then compare your conclusions with the player's/author's and try to find lessons to take out of it.

  • #5

    Ahhhh looks like the end of this thread. New record ..... only 4 minutes.

  • #6

    Tal was not only a brilliant player... he was also a very entertaining writer and story-teller.

  • #7

    wat bout grandmaster games were they play against week players nd explot theyre mistake... if anyone no were i can get those games in pgn pls tel me thnx

  • #8
    ticcherr wrote:

    wat bout grandmaster games were they play against week players nd explot theyre mistake... if anyone no were i can get those games in pgn pls tel me thnx

    There is a book called Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur by Max Euwe and Walter Meiden, written in English Descriptive notation. I doubt it's in PGN anywhere...

  • #9
    blueemu wrote:

    Tal was not only a brilliant player... he was also a very entertaining writer and story-teller.

    And you'll be able to read all about the hippo in the mud!

  • #10
    AndyClifton wrote:
    blueemu wrote:

    Tal was not only a brilliant player... he was also a very entertaining writer and story-teller.

    And you'll be able to read all about the hippo in the mud!

    Ouch, i think it is time as it may get very violent in here. I prefer my violent moves on the board. Hey i said let me get out the way .....

  • #11

    Everyone should add me as a friend. I need more chess friends. Let the nerd bonding begin!

  • #12

    I love to study grandmasters' games especially the great players. I tried studying players' games better than me slightly like the games of 1800-2200 ELO. I got bored only Foot in Mouth. Back to studying grandmasters' games Cool

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