Have you ever thought why some players get good progress in chess, while others don’t? Obviously it is not for lack of educational materials. Nowadays there is an overabundance of easily accessible information. Of course most of it are totally bad, but anyway there are some high-quality products.
Here is the answer:
your PSYCHOLOGICAL properties bear influence on your chess progress. Most of strong players know it and improve their psychological skills regularly. For example, I know that a lot of top players have a personal psychologist. Kasparov, Karpov, Topalov, Ponomariov and many others.
Certainly they don’t make it known You may wonder how I know their secrets? Well, it is a long story and I will not write all the details, but you may trust me (by the way, I worked with the same psychologist as Ponomatiov some time ago).
Perhaps you would like to know some examples of how psychology brings influence on chess. Here they are:
– It determines whether you play for a win against stronger opponents or only hope for a draw.
– How effective your chess study is.
– Can you concentrate well enough during a game.
– Can you withstand competition and a long psychological pressure.
– Are you nervous during a game?
And much more
We may arrive to a conclusion, that psychology determines whether you can make your best during a game or not.