The Winning Academy 9: Fight till the very end!

What is the most important phase of the game? Surprisingly, many club players get the answer wrong. Usually, they put a lot of effort into positions that are approximately equal. However, once they get a much better or much worse position, they tend to relax a bit. In an almost winning position, a voice in the head of such a player whispers: “You are great, my dear, and you have proved that already. The rest of the game is a mere formality.” And in a lost position, this voice says: “You have played rubbish. Ok, you have to pretend some fight, but the game is decided already, you will surely be defeated.” Although psychologically understandable, this approach is wrong. Why? | Photo: Pixabay

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