Thursday, July 26, 2007
Don't Overload the Brain
Tonight's episode of the ABC's Catalyst program featured extensive footage of chess. The report, "Brain Overload", delivered a key lesson: focus on quality, not quantity. If you're like me, or the previous me when I used to actually buy opening books, you'd memorise pages and pages of theory then thinking that the job was done. In fact, I pretty much understood nothing! I'm sure you've heard of this before, but forget the pages of theory; pick a line or two, try them out extensively, understand and hopefully you would've learnt something. That's TCG's lesson for the day!