Comprehensive Chess Endings: Bishop Against Knight Endings : by Yuri Averbakh, Kenneth P. Neat

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Here we talent , but let us not ar ue about the quoted an episode from Capablanca's autobiography. merely to show what a colossal significance an active synthesizing process has in the acquisition of chess knowledge. The successful development of abilities relies most of all upon effort , determ ination and good orga nization . Therefore , irrespective of the level of innate talent, intuition can be and should be developed. Intuition is best developed by conscious, unremitting effort . whereby both theoretical information an d the player's own g ames are com p ared and analyzed and generalizations m a de .

The "Philosophical Dictionary" (1 963 Edition) states " I ntuition plays an auxil1iary role in the process of lea rn i n g . Behind the capacity to ' suddenly' discover the truth there stands in realit - accumulated ex erience and knowledge tha t has already been acquired. The results of intuitive knowledge have no. need of any criteria of truthfulness (self-evidence etc. ) b ut they are logically proved and have been tested in practice . " It follows from these statements that in tuition in general, an d i n connection wi th chess in particular, is definitely a component of thinking.

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