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Carlsen appears to have been tired

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:41 am
by Dann Corbit
[d]8/1p3pk1/6p1/5r2/1P2QP1P/p3P3/3RK3/6q1 w - - bm Rd8;

Re: Carlsen appears to have been tired

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:31 pm
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Dann Corbit wrote:[d]8/1p3pk1/6p1/5r2/1P2QP1P/p3P3/3RK3/6q1 w - - bm Rd8;
optimal performance in chess is not associated with perfect physical conditions, rather than perfect concentration and bigger workload the mind does.

perfect concentration might rise with better physical condition, but it might also fall with over-assurance, taking a light approach to the game, a range of other psychological factors, etc., etc.

competitive chess seems to be 90% about psychology and 10% about real strength.

still, being better at chess usually also translates as being better competitively overall.

Re: Carlsen appears to have been tired

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:24 pm
by mhull
Lyudmil Tsvetkov wrote:
Dann Corbit wrote:[d]8/1p3pk1/6p1/5r2/1P2QP1P/p3P3/3RK3/6q1 w - - bm Rd8;
optimal performance in chess is not associated with perfect physical conditions, rather than perfect concentration and bigger workload the mind does.

perfect concentration might rise with better physical condition, but it might also fall with over-assurance, taking a light approach to the game, a range of other psychological factors, etc., etc.

competitive chess seems to be 90% about psychology and 10% about real strength.

still, being better at chess usually also translates as being better competitively overall.
Calm and objectivity are optimal but not always easy to dial-in. The ability to listen in silent attention to the language of reality is vital to success. The further one moves from that ideal, the closer one moves toward hallucination in chess.