Friday, May 06, 2005

List of blind spots in chess

This list should be self-explanatory. If not so, or if I left out an important point, just drop me a line. Note that this is about pattern recognition. Blind spots in calculation may deserve a separate list. Exclamation signs mean: Pay special attention to ... !

  • Silent moves (zugzwang, other)
  • Long moves (Q/B on diagonals! Q/R on ranks! camouflage!)
  • Backward moves
  • Excentric moves (minor pieces! to border, corner)
  • Rook/Queen moves on ranks vs. files
  • Pins (of pawns! on diagonals!)
  • Latent geometry (yet to create)
  • Queen forks (camouflage!)
  • Pawn moves (pawn mates!)
  • Removal from (vs. of) the guard

Day 136 update
Circle 3: 960/1280 done, 84% (-1), 1:10 min. p.p., 4 days left


At 7:29 PM, Blogger Temposchlucker said...

My last three blunders were:
1.(I don't know if it's the correct term)An overtaxed king who had to defend both a bishop and an invasion field.
2. Moving a pawn and not realizing that I left an open diagonal behind it.
3. Not realizing that a pawn wasn't there anymore after an exchange. (looks like 2)
The good point is that it took me two years to make them. The bad point is that I made the last this week.

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Mousetrapper said...

1. overworked piece (king), 2/3. retained image, a very frequent calculation blunder of mine.


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