Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Thoughts on Scanning
- Extending the scan to go through all pieces in line with each Queen, Rook, and Bishop, and
- See the pattern of a "*", "+", or "X", all at once for those pieces.
Tempo has added some pertinent details, and this system looks like a winner.
I have reviewed most of the book problems from prior circles, and it showed that I was a little rusty. I must say that Polgar 4881 (of 5334) is a major piece of work to refute all over again. Then I finished Step 1 of TCT in two days :-). I got 99% on step 1, which seems good, but these are easy, and I am wanting get 100%. Memorizing them isn't actually going to remedy this problem, only obscure how sloppy I occasionally am. I suppose that everybody makes mistakes, even grandmasters. *sigh*
I am beginning to see how Michael de la Maza got to the place of creating his highly disciplined 5 minute move system. It's so easy to miss one obvious threat or tactic that I am considering adopting a similar approach. Back to the problems for now...
|Circle 1||Circle 2|
There is a good atmosphere among the Knights. So we can critisize each others ideas in a healthy way with an open mind. In such atmosphere ideas can blossom.
BTW, your remarks give me a good idea!
My system comprises two key elements:
Scanning targets and scanning attackers. Since it costs me alot of time to do both scans at the same time, it might be more effective to train both scans seperate!
So I will have a look again on Mousetrappers X-ray jogging, because I didn't quite get it yet.
goldi like your blog,hope we will be friends.