"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...
Ish provided a welcome list of computer programmes that he has found useful:
From Evolution to Intelligent Design by Ish Ramdewar
How can I get better at chess? This is the question that most players in any club are asking. One answer is to play games. Playing games gives experience, and is an essential element of improvement. But simply playing games with no reflection on mistakes made is tantamount to evolution: A very effective process that produces amazingly advanced and adapted results. If given millions of years!
I'll soon fix that...
First, we discussed some statements from Jonathan Rowson (Chess for
Zebras), who very nearly said:
Chess is more a game of skill than a game of knowledge.
He did indeed say:
"Improvement begins at the edge of your comfort zone" (p.14)
[Vygotsky! shouted Ish.]
||...Almost all players lose the
overwhelming majority of their games not because of things they don’t
know, but because of not consistently applying things they do know.