I have written on this blog about how I approach game analysis of the games I have played myself.
In this post, I’d like to give you a concrete example of how that looks in practice.
The analysis was done after the game and also something was added after the tournament. Note how I always stated what I saw and what I missed – this is important in order to gauge the quality of one’s calculation during a tournament. I also wrote down my feelings during the game.
The game in itself isn’t of very high quality as my opponent was weaker. Yet I had to spend time on several difficult decisions. Often it doesn’t matter how strong your opponent is – if you see things clearly then you’re calculating the best moves for both sides and this makes it difficult. Then the opponent can surprise you pleasantly by choosing an inferior move, but one mustn’t count on that option! As
they say, hope is not a strategy.