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wschmidt 80 ( +1 | -1 )
Novice Nook # 68 Greetings! This week's Novice Nook article is entitled "The Four Homeworks" and discusses the four types of tasks Heisman thinks are necessary for chess improvement:
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1. Practice playing slow games (surely GK games fill that bill!)
2. Tactical (or other) problems
3. Reading annotated master games
4. Reading other instructive material
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He discusses balancing these four tasks, recommends some books, programs and websites and in general does a pretty good job in a few pages of setting out a realistic guide to how to study chess. It may not be the only way, but I think it's pretty hard to criticize it.
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Here's the link:
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www.chesscafe.com
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Let me know what you think! ws
marinvukusic 64 ( +1 | -1 )
Application on GK 1. play slowly :) a lot of people here play very fast, that kind of defeats the "qualitative improvement" purpose of correspondence chess

2. solve GK puzzles

3. read the best annotated games: gameknot.com

4. Hmmm... outside of GK?
I recommend:
- Jeremy Silman's page: www.jeremysilman.com
- ChessCafe: www.chesscafe.com