An unexamined life is not worth living.
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Yagupov – Radulovic, 2014
Hint: Black may have a defensive counter sacrifice.
Monday, January 27, 2014
To improve your chess preparation, you want to keep track of your openings in a digital opening repertoire. I already blogged with an example for creating an opening repertoire in my post titled "Opening Preparation - How to make a Tree". It can be maintained in various database packages, with the output being stored as a single game, looking like this (example from SCID):
Now I am reviewing my opening preparation and I came up with a checklist for maintaining such a tree:
- Add diagrams to have at least one diagram per game
- Cut down lines that I will never play myself
- Add verbal evaluations and explanations of plans wherever possible
- Add symbol evaluations wherever possible
- Add my slow and rapid games for completeness
- Re-evaluate sharp lines with computer and give them a more definite evaluation
- Remove lines from the repertoire that I completely stopped playing and will never play again
- Keep repertoire games sorted by ECO
- Search and highlight tactical combinations anywhere in the repertoire database
- Label each repertoire game appropriately to distinguish my White from my Black repertoire
This may seem tedious, but this sure beats maintaining the same information on paper!