Now I have an hr daily for chess studies even after work. So, for this purpose I chose to start a book which will teach me how to think properly because when I think I face vision issues in some positions and also blindspot. I head of ( Pump up your rating ) this book from many other players so I thought to give it a try. But the starting of this book is making me super confused about improvement in chess.
This para is bottom confused me. If absorbing knowledge is not matter that how can one improve in chess? I am going to read this book completely no matter how many month it will take but I also need some suggestions about improvement. Before this book I already finished ( The complete chess workout by Richard Palisher) this book. I can't afford coaching so I prefer self study programme. I also do not have good internet so I can't watch free lessons on this web or on youtube.
many ambitious players is that they focus on knowledge.
A good chess player is not someone with well-defined knowledge, but rather one with great
sir pump up your rating is book from alex smith
I had heard this book as very nice
Sorry I did not mentioned the book name.
The main issue for me sir now is Money. INn india without money it's not so easy to play events regulary bec tournament's fees are expensive. Another thing is that I do not have any real life strong players as friends. I would love to take lessons from you but I think I can only afford one lesson.
So it will take one more year for me to get a job in India then i will be well prepared for lessons and regular tournament's play.
Because I do know playing in tournaments in essential in order to improve in chess.
Right now I can only study by my own.
I'd say they go hand in hand. Obviously one cannot master chess without various knowledge - knowledge of typical patterns, how to play against IQP, knowledge of classical games and plans, knowlege of fundamental endgame theory. On the other hand, without core skills such as assessing and evaluating correctly, ability to see combinations and tactics, calculation, decision making, then you will not be able to properly use the knowledge.