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Questions related to cognitive, motivational and other psychological aspects of chess, both during and before/after games.

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There is a professional chess therapist out there. http://web.archive.org/web/20170105171446/http://szachoterapia.pl/kontakt.html NOTE: the original link is dead, and the website is only available o …
answered May 28 '17 by DrCapablasker
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Let me quote Botvinnik's words from a chess history book in Russian. It is about his preparation for his rematch against Tal after losing the champion's title to him. I decided to play working in two …
answered Jun 12 '16 by DrCapablasker
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I remember reading about Taimanov's preparation against Fischer before the match which he famously lost 6 to nil. His helpers recommended him to play the French Defense because Fischer was known to be …
answered Jun 11 '16 by DrCapablasker
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The young Bobby Fischer used to play the same opening scheme from game to game against every opponent. Later he adopted the element of surprise and varied his openings. I remember reading about it som …
answered Jun 11 '16 by DrCapablasker
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Botvinnik lost to Smyslov and to Tal in world championship matches and then won with them in rematches. From his writing it follows that he has studied the style of his opponents and learned to play a …
answered Jun 11 '16 by DrCapablasker
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The world champion Emanuel Lasker is reputed to be a master of psychology, adjusting his play to upset his opponents to the point of making inferior moves on purpose. This is just an idea to pursue in the literature. For example, Kasparov writes about it in his predecessor series. …
answered Jun 11 '16 by DrCapablasker
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I remember reading Carlsen's comments after his first match against Anand to the effect that he soon discovered that he needed no change from his usual play but was prepared to play differently. I don …
answered Jun 11 '16 by DrCapablasker