Sunday, December 2, 2012
In A Slump?
Do you ever get into a Chess slump? Can't win a game. Can't "see" anything. One thing I do to overcome this is to play over Bobby Fischer's games. I pick a tournament, like the 1970 Interzonal where he scored 18.5 of 23, 3.5 points more than second place, and just quicky play through the games. The simplicity and exactness of his play inspires me and seems to pull me out of my slump.
My copy of "Profile of a Prodigy" is in horrible shape, the cover has fallen off, pages falling out etc. Nowadays you can use ChessBase and let the computer move the pieces for you.