Tuesday, March 07, 2006

My Problem With Thought Processes

As Blue Devil has posted about his thought process recently (see his post here), I thought it would be appropriate to talk about my one big problem with applying thought processes. It comes down to this: I can't apply the process every move. I am able to apply the process for a few moves, but then I revert to my previous way of playing. Does anyone have any tips on how to apply the though process throughout the game? I would love any feedback on the topic. Thanks.


At 2:27 AM, Blogger Druss said...

It is tricky learning something new. I suppose you just have to practise it over and over again until it gets in-grained. The more you try it the better you will get.

When I try something new I often find things get worse initially when I'm spending too much time thinking about thinking. But then when it gets automatic things improve. I also have to check myself from sliding back into my old ways once I've reached this more automatic level though.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

It is hard to form new habits, kinda like in golf. I hear it is really hard to teach experienced golfers new technique because their sloppy style is so ingrained. It's probably the same with chess: the more experience you have with one style, the more work initially to switch. That's one reason it's so surprising that introductory chess books address the thought process. That's a perfect time to start out with good habits!


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