22nd_June_2010: Openings workshop
The simpler and more specific queries were dealt with first:
An account of our Christmas simulGenial Cornish giant Andrew Greet came to show us how it was done before Christmas, and I'm sorry it's taken me this long to catch up and do some notes. Bob Jones was generous and prompt in his transcription of the games to PGN, so please don't blame him!
Ish has been kind enough to give me his copy of Igor Khmelnizky's Chess Exam and Training Guide.
You remember me banging on a couple of years ago about knowing your
chess profile, having an idea of what your strengths and weaknesses
are? Well, this book does what I was telling you to do: it gives
you a rating for a set of diverse features. So, if your study of
your own games gives you no clues, or you'd like a second opinion, I
think you can't do better than this book.
"Sight is what you see with your eyes,
Vision is what you see with your mind." http://lessons.chessvision.
There is a gap between what is under your nose and what you actually
notice. It's the gap between what is obvious once your opponent lands
a punch and what you did failed to see beforehand...