Updated: Oct 7
This is one of my favorite quotes from Bobby Fischer:
As a genuine patzer, I lose a lot. But never in the history of mankind has there ever been a better time to be a loser!
What am I talking about? Just think of all the analysis tools we have at our disposal these days.
I especially appreciate the new KEY MOMENT feature that Chess.com has added to the analysis features. It will help you find key moments in the game where you blew it. Or, where you did well! (Once every six months for me)
So I need to work on this: losing better… ? Or, being better at losing... ? Being a better loser... ? I don't know, regardless... I know I need to get my mind in the right place about losing.
If someone plays an opening I’m not familiar with... Then I will be familiar with it the next time I face them.
If I fall into a trap that I missed... Now that’d I’ve learned it, I can avoid it next time and set it up for the next guy.
I will be working on this. And I sure you guys will give me plenty of opportunities to do so!
Have any tips on losing well? Share in the comments below. I'd love to hear from you.