Journal No. 1. Summer 1967. Page 13b.
When studying a master game the following points may prove useful.
- Divide the game into sections, according to who has sente.
- Try to define in each section what is going on. That is, what is
the basic strategic purpose of each section.
- Consider especially the plays on which sente was abandoned. These
are invariably the largest plays. Try to estimate how many points they
are worth; look for other possible plays and try to determine why these
are inferior to the move played.
- Play the game over, trying at each play to decide what you would do
before looking at the actual move. Thus you will have the masters
comment on your play. It is more important to look for differences in
strategy rather than look for special combinations. In a special
combination you will never find a master play, but in the general
pattern of your play you should try to apply a master's standards.
Played in this way a game will require a good deal of time, but you
may be sure of making rapid strides in your playing strength.
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