Improve Your Chess!
November 19, 2016 at 7:26 pm
Wow!, I’ll be honest, I followed all the steps: 1. are there any threats on my position?, 2. Do I have any checks available? and is any of them good?, 3. Are there any captures and is any of them good? 4. Look for targets and tempo moves or tactical motifs… but guess what, on the step 2 “available checks” of my thinking process, I never saw or even considered 1 …Qb2+!!, why?, I have no idea. Does this mean I have to get a new and better brain? LOL, I even discarded 1 …Qb2 as a check option as soon as I saw my queen would be captured by the bishop! Next time I’ll think twice about analyzing those “dumb moves” which are not that dumb actually.
November 19, 2016 at 7:39 pm
The good news is your experience is completely normal – it simply happens because your mind isn’t used to the idea of x-Ray! Once you’ve repeatedly seen similar moves over the course of time, you will start to recognize them more often. There will be more exercises that feature x-ray in coming lessons.
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