Originally posted by Dewi Jones
For the first time ever, I'm looking over my defeats, and analysing them properly. Hopefully I will manage to do so after every defeat. I save my games in a database in fritz 13 and am using that and a wooden board to play through my games. Fritz13 allows me to add comments and more importantly diagrams to my analysis and print it out in a tidy format. Th but I can't find instructions on how to do so anywhere. does anyone else know how to do it?
you know Dewi I think the greatest strides i made was simply by looking through chess games and analysing them, I simply go to chessgames.com and flick through a game until i find an interesting one. Firstly i click through the moves just to get an impression of what happened, then i go through it again, looking for interesting moments or critical points or moves that i don't understand (I never use a chess engine, to me it defeats the purpose) and I try to visualise the tactical sequences or understand why a move was made or look for better moves than the ones which led to disaster. Its really quite fun to be honest and got to be good for me, all the time absorbing all those ideas.
"Chess cannot be taught. Chess can only be learned." - Mikhail Botvinnik