Friday, February 28, 2014
And chess is about decision making.
Chess is about the quality of your thinking before the power move. It will include all the accurate past postmortems. And then you have to make a DECISION before you touch your piece. And you have to make all those DECISIONS for the win or for the draw before your time runs out.
For that to happen you need to have a clear understanding of what your STRATEGY is relative to the field. And for a realistic strategy you need to have an accurate evaluation of your current skill level.
And STRATEGY encompasses all variables that affect outcome. Including the emotional elements of decision making like fear, impatience, anxiety, exuberance etc etc.
Make the wrong decision at any level and you lose. Is that what you have learnt from the game? The technical elements are merely the engine parts. It does not drive the car. It does not make you a winner in a competition.
Read this again. Here.
Those that use fear and manipulation to control the players have effectively killed off their ability to become strong players. Because fear affects good decision making. Now do you understand how kangkung players are made? Why they crash at the next level?