With GM Jacob Aagaard
There are many skills in chess. No one is a master of them all, but few are as important as the ability to be able to calculate variations accurately calmly and quickly.
Welcome to part 2 of the Calculation course. In this course we will look at advanced mental techniques and how to train them on your own. It is not necessary to have watched Basics of Calculation to follow this course, although it will have been beneficial to have done so, or to do so in the future. There will be some thematic overlap, but the positions will be new.
1. The importance of slowing down
2. Options, options and more options – and how far to calculate
3. When to calculate. Learn to spot the signs
4. Combinational vision
7. Changing the move order and intermediate moves
9. Elimination 1
10. Elimination 2
11. Traps, tricks and other things to make us feel uncomfortable
12. Visualization, steppingstones and what else goes on in our head
13. Decision making and where to go from here…