Originally posted by jarraschHi, do you happen to know the site address - regards Robbie.
A.J. Goldsby recommends on one of his webpages memorising chess games. He even provided a "success story" - a few of his students who memorised X games (I don't remember the exact number) in their early stage of chess study becames masters/very strong players.
Originally posted by robbie carrobieI doubt that memorizing 20 games will make a big difference in your playing strength. It may help a little, but without understanding the logic or reasons for these moves, the only thing you'll accomplish is being able to join that club.
i was on a site, which said that unless you can remember 43 games you don't get in the their club, ok i did not want to join the club anyway, but i do want to commit to memory certain games. therefore i needed a hook, so what i did was limit the games to under twenty moves, (some are just a little over, some are under) and starting with the alphabet ...[text shortened]... mental effect, or make no difference whatsoever
any thoughts appreciated
Originally posted by passedpawn22yes this is the key i think, infact, the only practical way to try to remember games is to remember the ideas behind the moves, the principles that were involved or indeed the violation of principles or even the violation of principles that led to an advantage! thus not only are we learning why a move was played, but we are able to avoid scenarios when the principle was violated and even further than that once we know the principles we can violate them if we think it will lead to an advantage! its interesting is it not?
I think the key is to memorize the games with the ideas and analysis in mind. Example: if you like the particular themes of a game, or how a master closed the deal on a win, it may even be easier to memorize because you will remember what the analysis said and then be able to remember the move(s) in that position that led to the conclusion. I've been ...[text shortened]... the long run your brain stores this info and can apply it to games you play in the future.
Originally posted by Sam The Shambut i am already a chess geek, plus i have an anorak! in fact i love my anorak, Geeks are now cool my friend, cool dudes got nuthin! plus chicks dig Geeks! just ask my rather beautiful wife!
Memorizing games will do nothing except make you an enormous geek.