Originally posted by nimzo5
This sounds an awful lot like Kotov's "think like a grandmaster" except I assume it is meant for strategy instead of calculation?
Either way the deliberate practice of analyzing positions can only help your chess.
actually i was thinking today, yes contrary to popular opinion i occasionally like to think,
anyhow, it appears to me that calculation arises when the pieces are in direct contact,
or are about to come into direct contact, however the beauty of the exercise starting
from when there are no forcing moves is that we are never inclined to simply calculate
as one would for a tactical problem, we must try to find a plan and only after
examining the dynamics of the position, utilise the elements to formulate the plan and
check it through calculation to make sure that it is sound. More than that, using twenty
minute to the full will of necessity make us look for a number of alternatives as well. All
of this can only be good for us, although it does tend to make ones mind hurt.