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  1. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    24 Jan '07 20:32
    WILL GOING OVER MASTER GAMES(MANY DIFFERENT OPENINGS)

    INCREASE YOUR ABILITY TO CALCULATE IN YOUR GAMES?
    I'M NOT INTERESTED IN THE ACTUAL OPENING OF EACH GAME...
    I'M JUST WONDERING IF THAT TYPE OF STUDY WILL HELP ME IMPROVE. ETC ETC
  2. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    24 Jan '07 20:33
    NO, I DON'T THINK SO.

    Try a few puzzles, do em in your head.
  3. 24 Jan '07 20:34
    Note: Using capitalized letters counts as shouting..
  4. Standard member anthias
    ambitious player
    24 Jan '07 20:41
    Go to "search forums" and type RahimK. Great stuff. Also, search the forums before posting threads.
  5. 24 Jan '07 23:24
    I don't want to sound mean, Chessisvanity, but you've asked a lot of questions regarding chess improvement (2 threads on learning from chess diagrams, one on learning without studying, and this one) and have yet to play a game here on RHP. One of the best ways to improve chess skill is to actually play some games and learning from them. You can learn a lot from analyzing your own games!
  6. 25 Jan '07 01:19
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    WILL GOING OVER MASTER GAMES(MANY DIFFERENT OPENINGS)

    INCREASE YOUR ABILITY TO CALCULATE IN YOUR GAMES?
    I'M NOT INTERESTED IN THE ACTUAL OPENING OF EACH GAME...
    I'M JUST WONDERING IF THAT TYPE OF STUDY WILL HELP ME IMPROVE. ETC ETC
    no.

    Now listen to me.

    Search for my threads and read over them and then get back to Rhp with your questions. Read all of them:

    Need help getting to 1400, 1600, 1800. Studying master games, List goes on and on.

    Later dude.
  7. Standard member Dies Irae
    I Love U
    25 Jan '07 01:23
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    WILL GOING OVER MASTER GAMES(MANY DIFFERENT OPENINGS)

    INCREASE YOUR ABILITY TO CALCULATE IN YOUR GAMES?
    I'M NOT INTERESTED IN THE ACTUAL OPENING OF EACH GAME...
    I'M JUST WONDERING IF THAT TYPE OF STUDY WILL HELP ME IMPROVE. ETC ETC
    MAYBE YOU SHOULD STOP POSTING MULTIPLE POINTLESS THREADS ABOUT HOW TO GET BETTER AND ACTUALLY PLAY SOME CHESS ON THIS CHESS WEBSITE
  8. 25 Jan '07 23:30
    "Compare learning chess with learning golf. Theory without practice is like
    taking golf lessons without ever going out to play. It is unlikely you would
    be very good no matter when you first stepped onto a real course.
    Similarly, practice without theory has great limits. If you are slicing
    because your hips are moving too early, guessing that your hands are
    being held wrong is unlikely to fix your slice. So you need both: theory to
    get new knowledge and practice to apply it until it works for you." -Heisman from article 1.
  9. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    25 Jan '07 23:56
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    WILL GOING OVER MASTER GAMES(MANY DIFFERENT OPENINGS)

    INCREASE YOUR ABILITY TO CALCULATE IN YOUR GAMES?
    I'M NOT INTERESTED IN THE ACTUAL OPENING OF EACH GAME...
    I'M JUST WONDERING IF THAT TYPE OF STUDY WILL HELP ME IMPROVE. ETC ETC
    I found playing through GM games very instructive. Spend 20 minutes on an average length game, play through one or two a day. If you can narrow them down into openings you play, you'll learn a lot. BTW, using all caps lock is shouting, bad netiquette.
  10. 26 Jan '07 14:37
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    WILL GOING OVER MASTER GAMES(MANY DIFFERENT OPENINGS)

    INCREASE YOUR ABILITY TO CALCULATE IN YOUR GAMES?
    I'M NOT INTERESTED IN THE ACTUAL OPENING OF EACH GAME...
    I'M JUST WONDERING IF THAT TYPE OF STUDY WILL HELP ME IMPROVE. ETC ETC
    NO IT WILL NOT.

    If you cannot analyse your own games then the "deep" play in GM games will confuse the living daylights out of you, particularly if they are following well known theoretical lines where you would need opening expert Dr Nunn to explain things to you.

    What would help would be to listen to some commentating e.g. on PlayChess by Seirawan and learn the thought processes.