chrisw wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Collingwood wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:29 pm
chrisw wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Brendan sees the wood, lots of the others only see the trees. Brendan is simply thinking at a way higher level and knows what is to be learnt and understood from this game is not to be found by atomising it into separate moves.
He refuses to see the details that disprove his sweeping claims. That's not higher level thinking; it's just denial.
Also, some of his attacks on those he disagrees with don't even make sense.
I did just write a long text supporting and explaining Brendan, but decided not to press Enter on it. I sense there is no fruitful dialog to be had here in this thread.
Yeah Chris, there's no need, although I appreciate your thoughts.
I am the type of guy who likes to analyze people's motivations (is it my inner INFJ?
), and it seems to me that those who "atomise games it into separate moves" (and rubbish those who don't) instead of seeing the bigger picture/higher value, they are generally not very confident in their own chess, even somewhat insecure
So since they are unable to break down the game in clear, everyday chess terms....
Since they actually have no IDEA what they are actually SEEING when the engine is switched off...
They learn to rely on it for everything, they use it as metaphorical life-support for their chess hobby.
These were the guys who, as patzers, gathered at the back of the crowd as the stronger players in the club were analyzing and couldn't follow what they were seeing....sometimes point out a knight fork which others had glazed over and rejected internally several moves ago....only for it to be quickly rejected before the stronger players move on with their analysis - much to the patzer's embarrassment.
Now that they can carry a GM around in their pocket, they still
don't understand the moves, but they feel uniquely powerful and like they are able to engage
with those "arrogant" stronger players now.
This is what we are seeing in this thread.