From The Chess Experience Podcast: My Success Strategies for Adult Improvers

There are nitty-gritty ways to improve: like focusing on tactics or endgame study… 

But what about big picture improvement skills?

Example: are there ways to speed up the learning process?

How can you sustain motivation to get better at such a hard game?

For some discussion on that, I brought National Master, James Altucher, who is also a successful author and entrepreneur…

James has written several business & personal development books…

Most relevant is Skip the Line, which teaches you how to improve at a skill faster than expected…

Plus, on his podcast, The James Altucher Show, he talks with highly successful people about the lessons & strategies that helped them achieve so much…

Including Garry Kasparov and Judit Polgar!

Last month, I was invited onto The Chess Experience Podcast hosted by Daniel Lona, a chess-obsessed amateur from Chicago and the host of the podcast The Chess Experience. It was such a good episode, that's why I decided to feed drop into The James Altucher Show as well!

In this episode, we talked about my chess origin and journey, why I decided to come back to chess after 20 years, how do I pick it back up from where I left off, and what did I do to prepare myself, to improve myself at the age of 54!

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My interview with James covers lessons he's learned from these experiences…

And it’s a discussion of his journey as an adult improver, as James is taking a journey similar to our own (just at a higher rating level!)

Some other exciting points in this episode:

  • Why age is not holding you back from chess improvement
  • How to emotionally deal with losing in chess
  • A must-know strategy for increasing your speed of improvement
  • Why your chess journey should be about more than getting better at the game itself

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