Analysis is what improves your chess

Last week I had two remarkable games at Hornsby Chess club meeting. Here’s one of the games, which I lost:

The second game was also very interesting which ended in a draw:

As evident from the games, some of the moves were good, a few were strong, but a couple of blunders were also in the mix. In a game of chess, a single blunder is enough to turn the tide. Nowadays, its really simple to store your games online, and analyse them versus a chess engine. The chess engine won’t give you a live commentary on your playing skills, but it shows what could be done right at each step.

I’ve been playing chess since I was 8, but never actively tried to analyse my games. But since I started analysing my games, my chess skills have definitely improved and each game now feels like something I can learn from.