13 APR 2013 by ideonexus

 The Difference Between Average and Great Chessmasters

Great players like Kasparov do not delude themselves into thinking they can calculate all these possibilities. This is what separates elite players from amateurs. In his famous study of chess players, the Dutch psychologist Adriaan de Groot found that amateur players, when presented with a chess problem, often frustrated themselves by looking for the perfect move, rendering themselves incapable of making any move at all. Chess masters, by contrast, are looking for a good moveā€”and certainly...
Folksonomies: thinking chess
Folksonomies: thinking chess
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The great do not overthink, but rely on intuition to guide them. They do not look for a perfect move, but an advantageous move.