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studing-need some advice
I recently attended a chess camp taught be gm shulman and he told me how to anylise my games and said this would be a good way to improve. I have done that and have run out of games, so i downloaded the open section games of the world open, is there anything wrong with anylising these games as if they were mine? or since very few of them are with e4,g6 or d4...Nf3...g3...Bg2-what i play would that hurt me????? i would prefere advice from the higher rated players 1800+ but of coarse all input is weclome-thank you,
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Analyzing games is good.
I see nothing wrong with analyzing other's games, as any chess thinking is good for you. It is of course best to analyze your own games to gain an insight at your weaknesses, etc. Analyzing other's games is good too, but not very effective unless you have a tutor going over the game with you. I would suggest analyzing games from a good chess book with lots of annotations, that is how I learned, and it is similar to analyzing games with a tutor, but the master annotations are your tutor instead.
It definitely doesn't matter if you study different openings other than your own, all the openings are good to learn universal strategic ideas. For example i don't play 1.e4 much as white and I do not play the french defense as black, but even if I almost never end up playing a french defense game, I find it very useful to study games of the french defense opening as the main lines contain some of the best positional concepts in chess.
-wishing you success
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Who is this GM Shulman?
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Yuri Shulman, from Belarus. The only titled Shulman.
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I see where he tied for first in the world open last year. Excellent!
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He is a good teacher + he is a great bughouse player