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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?
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 :)
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.
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.
Ahhhh looks like the end of this thread. New record ..... only 4 minutes.
Tal was not only a brilliant player... he was also a very entertaining writer and story-teller.
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...
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 .....
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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 . Back to studying grandmasters' games