Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Accepting Chess Losses

Become "robot-like" and objective. How would a computer accept a loss? The answer is quite simple: It would not care. Nor should you. Computer's don't have emotions. Nor should you. Ignore the number of losses and the magnitude of the decrease in rating. Analyse how the losses were made. If, from a human perspective you're blundering, then stop playing for a while. You are either tired, chasing your grade, trying too hard, or bored of chess at the moment and lost for inspiration. Computers possess some of the strongest skills in the world of chess and the strongest ones learn from previous games of which there are millions - why shouldn't you imitate their behaviour if you want the same results? Start your new chess career from now: Become a chess-terminator!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog today. Looks like there are many interesting bits for me to browse :) On the subject of 'fear of losing', I find that very relevant to my case. I find that I enjoy blitz and rapid because of that, since a new game comes along quite quickly - not like classical chess where you could have a day or even a week to stew....
Anyway - keep up the good work! (You have at least one Aussie fan :)