Friday, February 10, 2012

March of the Grandmasters

GM Kaidanov is at the North Shore Chess Center tomorrow!

My friend Noureddine Ziane (founder of USA Chess, Inc.)  took online lessons with Kaidanov some years ago.  He said that Kaidanov is a wonderful teacher, and passed along this bit of advice:
  • Take your last ten losses
  • Identify the final critical moment (the moment where you made the losing move)
  • Look for similarities: you will find them!  

I did this once, and I was amazed to find that in three of my last ten losses, I had automatically rejected a move that allowed a double check.  Maybe your results won't be quite that specific.   Anyway, tomorrow's session is highly recommended!

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