When I look back at my last post I have my doubts. I find it too negative and hence not very useful for improving in chess. Instead of making a science of ghosts and other faultology (another title of a post of mine more than a year ago) I am convinced that it is better to just ignore faults and better concentrate on skills and other resources, such as focus, patience and discipline.
Each fault has a positive counterpart, a complementary resource. Take for example the well-known «quiescence error» which can be replaced by the positive term «sense for a critical position». Instead of avoiding «retained image» I better should sharpen my skill to «clear squares» not longer covered by pieces. Tunnel vision? No, overview. Counting error? No, counting skill. Pattern blindness? No, pattern recognition.
Made a fault? Blundered? No, no, just found an opportunity to improve next time.
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