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  Correspondence chess helps you improve in three specific ways...




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Mon Apr 30 2018 4:11AM | edited: 4:17:51 | MsgID: 19784221


Originally posted by: "LeHorla"
>The third aspect cited by Euwe is calculation

Correspondence chess has made me much worse at calculation. I do spend a lot of time analyzing some positions, but I tend to use the analysis board to move pieces around instead of calculating in my head. My OTB chess and blitz chess have suffered.

>First, it enables you to deepen your knowledge of openings. .... You will find yourself studying an opening without knowing it.

It's probably made me worse at openings too. It's too easy (for me) to click the openings database link. To rephrase the last sentence above:

You will find yourself playing an opening without understanding it




Maybe you should think about giving up correspondence chess before it kills you.







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Sun Apr 29 2018 9:43PM | MsgID: 19784211


Originally posted by: "bwzins64"
Correspondence chess helps you improve in three specific ways, according to world champion Max Euwe.*

First, it enables you to deepen your knowledge of openings. Once you begin a correspondence game you invest your time - and some of your ego - in it. This means there is extra motivation to find the very best move. It encourages you to explore opening books and databases. You will find yourself studying an opening without knowing it.

Euwe said the second way that correspondence games help a student concerns the endgame. If you feel more motivated to investigate opening theory when you are playing a new opening by correspondence, you will also feel provoked to study bishops of opposite colored endgame theory when you get into that kind of ending.

The third aspect cited by Euwe is calculation. When a correspondence game gets extremely complex, it inspires you (to) analyze it as much as you can. And when your analysis fails, it's another valuable lesson.

*From the book 'Studying Chess Made Easy' by Andrew Soltis




Thanks for that.







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>First, it enables you to deepen your knowledge of openings. .... You will find yourself studying an opening without knowing it.

It's probably made me worse at openings too. It's too easy (for me) to click the openings database link. To rephrase the last sentence above:

You will find yourself playing an opening without understanding it







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Sun Apr 29 2018 3:56PM | MsgID: 19784205


>The third aspect cited by Euwe is calculation

Correspondence chess has made me much worse at calculation. I do spend a lot of time analyzing some positions, but I tend to use the analysis board to move pieces around instead of calculating in my head. My OTB chess and blitz chess have suffered.







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No study just move







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Correspondence chess helps you improve in three specific ways, according to world champion Max Euwe.*

First, it enables you to deepen your knowledge of openings. Once you begin a correspondence game you invest your time - and some of your ego - in it. This means there is extra motivation to find the very best move. It encourages you to explore opening books and databases. You will find yourself studying an opening without knowing it.

Euwe said the second way that correspondence games help a student concerns the endgame. If you feel more motivated to investigate opening theory when you are playing a new opening by correspondence, you will also feel provoked to study bishops of opposite colored endgame theory when you get into that kind of ending.

The third aspect cited by Euwe is calculation. When a correspondence game gets extremely complex, it inspires you (to) analyze it as much as you can. And when your analysis fails, it's another valuable lesson.

*From the book 'Studying Chess Made Easy' by Andrew Soltis