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Something I have talked about over the years is my desire to one day use the method that Vladimir Zak allegedly taught in the Leningrad Pioneer’s Palace of taking between 13-17 hours to annotate a single game.
The formula essentially works out thusly:
- Play the game over quickly in 15 or 20 minutes to “awaken your thoughts.”
- Play it over the course of an hour to synopsize the key moments.
- Analyze key moments in detail over three to four hours.
- Analyze the opening for three to four hours.
- Play the game over one more and write analysis for four to five hours.
I am fairly certain I can not analyze every one of my games in this fashion as I don’t have that much time. However, I have always wanted to do one.
Here is the game I have selected. I will show my work over some upcoming blog entries.
Feel free to critique me on this journey. I think it will be interesting.
Til Next Time,