Thursday, July 17, 2008
Section 2, Circle 3 + Progress Reflection
Progress is slow. My percentage has raised to 97. It's satisfying seeing all those 90's instead of 80's.
Though training in tactics is crucial, I think that if you are a patzer (Like me), than you need to devote some time to your thought progress. It's a good thing everyone suggested postmortems, because I am a blunder magnet. I've substantially reduced my tactical blunders (walking into a combination leaving me down a rook) and my heavy en prise (Leaving the queen for free), but my problem is that I substantially undervalue pawns. I leave pawn after pawn hanging until i'm stuck in an endgame where my opponent has three outside passed pawns. Then I lose.
Bottom line: Don't Hang Pawns. Save them.