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Book Review: “Mindset” by Carol Dweck

What an utter disappointment this book was. I wasted a few evenings reading it, having to force myself to read on, thinking the good stuff must be just around the corner. Well, it never came. This will be a short … Continue reading

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Review – November 2016

From a chess point of view, October was a non-event. I was away on holiday for two weeks, had visitors for a few days and spent a lot of time on work (a few big tasks all delivering at the … Continue reading

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Is Practice Enough?

Anders Ericsson’s work on deliberate practice was popularised by Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers, the source of the oft-quoted 10,000 hour rule. I am a partial believer in Ericsson’s work. I believe that nobody could master (not ‘be very good at’, but ‘master’) a … Continue reading

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Current Chess Study Plan – June 2016

Here is my current study plan:

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Review – May 2016

I somehow missed out giving an update at the end of April, so this will be a double. I mentioned in February and March that I had simplified my study plan. In April and May I made further refinements and … Continue reading

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Review – March 2016

March felt like a slow chess month. I only played two rated OTB games and stagnated a bit on training. However, I feel comfortable with the simplified study plan I introduced last month and just need to tweak around the … Continue reading

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Book review: “The Score Takes Care Of Itself” by Bill Walsh

I subscribe to Ryan Holiday’s reading recommendation email. His focus is on stoicism and American history, but he reads wider than that and I have found some gems through his recommendations. The latest of these is The Score Takes Care Of … Continue reading

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