How do you analyze your games?

I've been wanting to improve my analysis skills but I don't know know, any tips?

I don't know know? What is that?

I would start with positional foundations. After scanning for missed tactical opportunities, consider the positional strategy that leads to those opportunities (for both sides. it's important to understand how your opponent can play better too, so you can learn to anticipate and play against better play in your games)

Look at each one in turn: things like pawn structure and how to play in certain pawn structures (blockading, available pawn breaks, minor piece battle, as well as opportunities to advantageously change pawn structures) . Most aspects of strategy revolve around proper understanding of pawn structures. Consider opportunities to create weaknesses or attack weaknesses that may lead to further weakening of your opponents position. Then in each position, evaluate the pieces and see which pieces are best in certain structures or positions, or how they can be improved. Your piece positioning and activity should also be aligned with the strategy of pawn breaks relevant to the pawn structure. Those are the kinds of things I think about when I analyze.

And you can get incredibly subtle with the positional details. It's important to note that every square difference in piece placement makes a difference in what is attacked and what is defended. Look for ways to exploit those weaknesses in your games, and try to understand how the game would be different if the bishop moved one more square forward or back (for example). Another thing to check is tension - the pressure of pawns that can capture each other, or pieces for that matter. In many cases, taking a piece leads to an increase in activity for your opponent as another piece replaces it. It's often good strategy to keep the tension of pawns and pieces by defending your pieces instead of trading immediately. This can also be a way to preserve your pawn structure, instead of creating weaknesses or holes by pushing or trading - pay attention to which files and diagonals and squares you want open for yourself, and which your opponent wants. Consider ways to even sacrifice a pawn to cover up squares that inhibit his piece activity. When keeping the tension you can maneuver and create optimal situations to release the tension, when your pieces are ready for whatever happens. Lots to think about.

hope this helps!

also try to analyze games that are with stronger rated players and that you lost, after all, every chess player has lost chess matches.

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