Best Lessons of a chess coach
I took Best Lessons of a Chess Coach off the shelf and did a deep study of the first chapter. For those unfamilar with this book, the author Sunil Weeramantry takes a chess game and walks through it with a chess student. You sit in looking over their shoulders as the student is asked a series of questions about the game.
I took my book and the board over to the Riverwalk Cakery a coffeeshop here in Nashua and played through it and the variations. I had read this chapter before but did put enough energy in it to get the true benefit of it. This time I took my time and when asked what move should be played and why I thought about it instead of peaking at the answer.
The first lesson is this game and has a strong combination to end it.
Enjoyable to spend an hour and a half drinking coffee and working with the book. I imagine this is the closest thing that self study can be to working with a chess coach.