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  1. 13 Feb '09 04:33
    Download this form: http://www.personalchesstraining.com/ChessAnalaysis.pdf

    Find a friend who will work on this project with you. Fill out this form before every move, and share your analysis with your opponent as the game is played. This will teach you to learn how to think. You will learn to think for yourself, and to understand how your opponent thinks.

    After you have played a dozen or so games, then continue your analysis, but don't share it will our friend until after the game is finished.

    This is not easy; it will take time and effort, but your game will improve. It will help you understand all aspects of the game.

    I'm sure anyone can improve on the contents of this form, but this will provide you with a good start. I've put it to code, but will only implement it if there is enough interest.
  2. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    13 Feb '09 05:59
    Originally posted by petrovitch
    Download this form: http://www.personalchesstraining.com/ChessAnalaysis.pdf

    Find a friend who will work on this project with you. Fill out this form before every move, and share your analysis with your opponent as the game is played. This will teach you to learn how to think. You will learn to think for yourself, and to understand how your opponent ...[text shortened]... h a good start. I've put it to code, but will only implement it if there is enough interest.
    http://www.personalchesstraining.com/ChessAnalysis.pdf

    Above is the link; you misspelled analysis in your provided link.
  3. 13 Feb '09 08:23
    Thanks! I didn't catch the typo. I don't even want to try a word like "misspelled" else I'd never spell it right!
  4. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    13 Feb '09 14:20
    Originally posted by petrovitch
    Thanks! I didn't catch the typo. I don't even want to try a word like "misspelled" else I'd never spell it right!
    DO you have any already filled out with a game link? I'd be interested to see how you approach this yourself...
  5. 13 Feb '09 16:38
    In a long uscf tourny I usually do this in my head.
  6. 13 Feb '09 17:45
    http://www.personalchesstraining.com/notes.pdf

    Please, excuse my handwriting; I can type 140 wpm and can't write my own name. I included my notes from the game. In this example, we both kept detailed notes and shared them after the game.

    This is probably one of the best tools you can use for learning. It helps if you can get a stronger player to take notes.
  7. 13 Feb '09 17:49 / 1 edit
    That's great! That's what you are supposed to do, but everyone doesn't know how to do it. I can remember playing in tournaments, a long time ago, where I tried to calculate every move possible. In s short time I was exhausted. This method will help improve your game, but I'll tell you up front it takes a lot of time and patience to do this in your games. In the end it is time well spent.

    By the way, this form is based on Karpov's method of analysis.
  8. 13 Feb '09 18:00
    Originally posted by petrovitch
    That's great! That's what you are supposed to do, but everyone doesn't know how to do it. I can remember playing in tournaments, a long time ago, where I tried to calculate every move possible. In s short time I was exhausted. This method will help improve your game, but I'll tell you up front it takes a lot of time and patience to do this in your games. In the end it is time well spent.
    Lol, i like the note, 'i feel like Napoleon and Hitler invading Russia without logistics', thanks for this, its very insightful on how one should constantly assess and reassess the board, Alexander Bangiev would be proud of your awareness and domination of color complex - best regards Robbie.