The team lost. I won. My opponent was a substitute, a young strong class A player on the verge of expert.
We diverged from opening theory early in the Slav. At the critical moment I missed that I had an overloaded bishop that would lose me an exchange. He missed that after winning the exchange, I would get full compensation.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Three ideas came together for me this morning.
- Masters know what they want from a position.
- Endgame play is dominated by figuring out what position you want and then figuring out how to get there.
- Go is learned by simplifying the game by playing on smaller boards. Chess cannot be simplified by smaller boards, but it can be by fewer pieces.
Posted by Newz at 8:32 AM