Originally posted by iru
Since chess became my main hobby few years ago searching for the right way to study was just as interesting as playing the game itself. I've tried many different methods and approaches, Chessbase products, videos etc. and understood that nothing works better for me than old good chess book. But not just a book alone – you need 3 components:
1) a book
2) an acc ts – like this nobody will be tempted to download and use them without buying the book.
I have found that the more i study chess, the more cluttered my mind becomes and i
say this in sincerity as someone who has diligently studied chess for a number of
years. Now i have resolved to using no opening books, no data bases and no theory
and i cannot tell you how liberating this has been. I have a set of principles which
govern each and every position and from these i try to discern the best move
according to the particular dynamics of the position.