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MichaelBaron
04-10-2017, 04:44 PM
I keep emphasizing to my chess students the importance of making a Chess Study Plan to ensure that the study is done in an organized well-directed manner rather than ''randomly''.

Furthermore, I've been chatting to chess players at MCC (and via Facebook) about Making Study Plans for chess improvement ..and it turns out that many of the chess scholars - do spend a lot of time ''studying chess'' but do not have a specific plan as such.

So here come a question for Chess Chatters who are on the road to chess improvement and study chess. Do you have a well-organized Study Plan or not and if not...do you realize/believe in the importance of one? :)
:hmm:

MichaelBaron
04-10-2017, 04:46 PM
Here is an example of a ''study plan'' - not saying its a good example as one needs to have a personalized one...but just an example.

Max Illingworth
04-10-2017, 05:00 PM
Chess.com have some pretty good study plans on their site. I have developed a unique type of study plan, which I use for my coaching.

MichaelBaron
04-10-2017, 05:22 PM
Chess.com have some pretty good study plans on their site. I have developed a unique type of study plan, which I use for my coaching.

Agreed. As stated above one must have a personalized study plan tailored to his/hers needs.
But even bigger question is...do some of the ''chess scholars'' (particularly the ones who do not have a coach and try to improve on their own) are attempting to do so..without a study plan?

Vlad
05-10-2017, 10:20 PM
Yes, famous Russian military leader Alexander Suvorov - "Beat without counting!".

MichaelBaron
05-10-2017, 10:58 PM
Yes, famous Russian military leader Alexander Suvorov - "Beat without counting!".

Suvorov (at least based on what has been written about him) was a greater strategist.

ER
06-10-2017, 12:37 AM
Yes, famous Russian military leader Alexander Suvorov - "Beat without counting!".

in another version Suvorov actually said “We are here to fight, not to count” when he was advised to delay the attack against the Prussians so the enemy's forces could be counted.
Well his record of 60 battles. 60 victories says it all.

Of course in the West we learn about the Nelsons and the Pattons and the Macarthurs but not so much about the Zhukovs and Vasilevskys who strategically and tactically annihilated Hitler's forces!

MichaelBaron
06-10-2017, 09:53 AM
in another version Suvorov actually said “We are here to fight, not to count” when he was advised to delay the attack against the Prussians so the enemy's forces could be counted.
Well his record of 60 battles. 60 victories says it all.

Of course in the West we learn about the Nelsons and the Pattons and the Macarthurs but not so much about the Zhukovs and Vasilevskys who strategically and tactically annihilated Hitler's forces!

In fact, recent there have been some resent books by someone whose surname also happens to be Suvorov that reveal Zhukov's lack of strategic ability. http://www.jrbooksonline.com/pdf_books/icebreaker.pdf