Sunday, May 22, 2011

June Chess Improvement Carnival: Pearson Steps Up

The sixth chess improvement blog will be hosted at Robert Pearson's Chess Blog. You can submit material here, either your own or other content you like. Remember, if you want others to see it, then submit it!


Anonymous katar said...

saw this and thought of you!
GM Boris Gulko: Very impressive. It seems to me that your background as a scientist may
have created some additional problems for your progress in chess. I realized this
early on because your method of thinking is too abstract. As a researcher, you
want rules and general principles and to treat chess like science, but chess is part
science, part art, and part sport, which is what makes it so fascinating. After reading
some classical books in chess instruction like Nimzowitsch’s My System, you
were armed with knowledge about some common ideas, but under the influence
of these books (and perhaps your scientific background) you developed too dogmatic
an attitude for evaluating chess positions. This is one of the reasons I began
to set problems for you in order of difficulty to make the process of thinking and
solving chess problems more concrete. I think together we realized that it might
be useful to prepare a book of my games using the method we developed, and so
we set off on our journey.

5/24/2011 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Wow a great quote, definitely describes me. I wish I had seen that when I first started with chess and actually had time to devote to it!

5/24/2011 09:57:00 PM  

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