I think the reason I’m such a poor player is that I’m a “selfish” or “arrogant” player. That is, I assume my opponent will play as I would. Therefore, when I create my strategy and begin to implement it, I fail to take into account that as the board changes, my opponent is going to react and change his behavior.
I’ve never overcome this failing of mine. So I lose.
And because I lose, I rarely play.
I can take heart that others face the same challenges. However, that comfort can also cause great concern.