Originally posted by z00tIv invested my time in self analysis while this helps it can only go so far and I feel as though im at the point where general information in books or sites is often unhelpful.
I would rather invest that time in self analysis of my own games and seeing my weaknesses. In the [b]"nobody should be left behind" thread, there are a couple of good tips and follow some of those and see where you are 6 months down the line.
I was amazed when I gathered a collection of my games from this site and online blitz sites and discovered error ...[text shortened]... ot looking for the best move
- short-termism ie chasing a pawn but geting positionally worse[/b]
Originally posted by Falco LombardiIv got about 50-60 chess books. Its becoming harder and harder to learn anything new by normal means.
I always thought books were better just because they save you money in the long run. Some people don't like reading though, so I guess a tutor would be good for them.
Originally posted by AudaciousI want a master title and I want it now! grrrrrr
I think it really depends on how serious you are about chess. I love the game but no way do I put much effort into improving my game, I enjoy playing blitz and watching chess DVD's but I don't really put the effort in to really improve my game.
I think if you've reached the stage where you can no longer improve through normal means (books, software, dvds etc) then maybe getting the advice from a GM is the way to go.
Originally posted by BedlamThe question is not whether you have 5 or 500 books. Can you reproduce what is in the books? Can you beat any chess software with handicap/rating limits on or off?
Iv got about 50-60 chess books. Its becoming harder and harder to learn anything new by normal means.