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TheFocus
Member since Jun-23-09
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   TheFocus has kibitzed 14208 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-29-15 Garry Kasparov
 
TheFocus: <By strictly observing Botvinnik's rule regarding the thorough analysis of one's own games, with the years I have come to realize that this provides the foundation for the continuous development of chess mastery> - Garry Kasparov.
 
   Mar-29-15 Mikhail Botvinnik (replies)
 
TheFocus: <I claim that nothing else is so effective in encouraging the growth of chess strength as such independent analysis, both of the games of the great players and your own> - Mikhail Botvinnik.
 
   Mar-29-15 Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky
 
TheFocus: <Training in analysis (like any other form of chess training) should be treated very seriously> - Mark Dvoretsky.
 
   Mar-29-15 Savielly Tartakower
 
TheFocus: <Like the alchemist of old, forever searching for the philosopher's stone, the analyst today never stops looking for stronger moves to prevent the defender from establishing equality> - Savielly Tartakower
 
   Mar-29-15 Alexander Kotov
 
TheFocus: <When you have finished analysing all the variations and gone along all the branches of the tree of analysis you must first of all write the move down on your score sheet, before you play it> - Alexander Kotov.
 
   Mar-29-15 Lev Polugaevsky (replies)
 
TheFocus: <Analysis is a glittering opportunity for training: it is just here that capacity for work, perseverance and stamina are cultivated, and these qualities are, in truth, as necessary to a chess player as a marathon runner> - Lev Polugaevsky.
 
   Mar-29-15 Vassily Ivanchuk
 
TheFocus: <It's a very special generation, because during our careers the computer entered chess. So we know how to play without computers, which is also important. We can analyse without computers. I am not saying that younger players cannot do this, but we are more in the habit of doing
 
   Mar-29-15 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
TheFocus: <Penguincw> <Does anyone actually use it?> We will now.
 
   Mar-29-15 Magnus Carlsen
 
TheFocus: <Of course, analysis can sometimes give more accurate results than intuition but usually itís just a lot of work. I normally do what my intuition tells me to do. Most of the time spent thinking is just to double-check> - Magnus Carlsen.
 
   Mar-27-15 technical draw chessforum (replies)
 
TheFocus: <Deus Ex Alekhina> <So Obama is the antichrist?> Yes.
 
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