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Bring Your Personal Touch to Known Strategies

A strategy should never be followed as a copy of what's worked in the past. It should have a personal component of awareness designed into it.

It's common for us when we're inexperienced in a field to search through past narratives. Instead of using the wisdom to better think about our own situation, we try to use the information rigidly to guide what we do as if it's the only way.

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Chess first originated in its early form more than 1,500 years ago in India or China, but the modern variant has been around since the 15th century.

Chess played by the average hobbyist is very different from the professional. While the pieces move the same on the surface,...

  • When novice players play chess, they focus on what to do with the pieces. They may try and visualise a few steps ahead, but mostly just react to the board without considering the reasons behind the pieces.
  • Professional chess players focus on how their oppon...

In chess, students learn famous patterns and tactics. If an opponent does one thing, you are expected to react with another.

While it is good to recognize appropriate cues and employ the tactics you have learned, sometimes it is good to look towards where you want to end ...

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