first of all, thanks for your very nice website and your very instructive videos.
I have a question about studying chess games. What do you think is the best method ?
- go quickly through a lot of games, just to get a feeling of where the pieces go (and maybe improve your intuition).
- go through commented games and try to follow the comments (preferably without moving the pieces on the board)
- look at the game from the point of view of the winning player, and try to guess each of his moves. This is bit difficult to do with printed games, because your eyes may slip to the answer, but it can be done with computer softwares by hiding the next moves.
I guess one could or should do all of them, but what do you think ? How are you doing to prepare your commented game videos ?
A side question: I like very much to watch live games, for two reasons:
- because there I have no choice then trying to guess the next move
- because I find very instructive to see how quickly / slowly the players play, depending on the situation. One can really follow the “tempo” of the games when looking at live games.
Do you know if there exists games recorded with “time tags” and a tool able to replay a game at the real speed ?