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  1. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    16 Sep '13 17:54
    Spatial Awareness

    At this point in my online correspondence chess life, I'm of the opinion that there's little chance of significantly improved play without an increasing spatial awareness; and a relaxed mental attitude. Without expanded focus, many nuanced threats and opportunities will go unnoticed (as the result of taking the game and its dynamics for granted). Unless there's an easy in the harness mindset, we're less than teachable and quick to reject the circumstantial authority of these Ageless 64 Squares.
  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    17 Sep '13 18:44
    "Tournament chess is not relaxing. It's stressful, even if you win."-Jennifer Shahade
  3. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    20 Sep '13 03:37
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis

    "Tournament chess is not relaxing. It's stressful, even if you win."-Jennifer Shahade
    True but generally not with online correspondence chess (in my experience here for six years; two other sites for one year).