My Chess Calculation Only Improved After Doing This

In the last 2 months or so, I have seen an improvement in my ability to calculate faster and more accurately. How did I do it? There is only one way and I am sharing it with you in this video # 226

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28 Comments

  1. What is the color theme and piece theme, please tell me. Thanks.

  2. I played a game against a higher rated player after watching this video I played solid and calculated a lot and he ended up resigning. I have to say that this guy is the best coach on YouTube

  3. Hi coach I have a question 4 march i have a tournament and this few days i change my opening (black and white)but I didn't do prepare for it so should i play my old opening when tournament or new opening

  4. It`s useful and importante, but it should be a homework for us students. Cool video! Thanks

  5. Great lessons, great words, great motivation, great work.

  6. Coach, I’m trying to learn openings and I find it hard to memorise so many lines and my opponents rarely even play them! Should I focus more on the openings main ideas, where the pieces go and middlegame plans or should I stick to memorising theory

  7. Me: ah, I can always take on g7, this should be winning!

    Video: not even considering knight g7.

    Reality: no I didn't take the 10 minutes cause I am in the street but also I'm behind 1-2 years of videos so still trying to catch up! Still 1500 lichess but puzzles went up to 1800. Soo… still much to learn and process but something is clicking.

    Thanks so much for your videos!

    Slowly slowly we'll be digesting…

    & congratssss on your progress as well 😊

  8. Hello, im the one who got so much help from your video. To be true, this is what i do every time during the match. Very surprised you recommended the very technique i use all the time. Please keep up your hard work!

  9. I've noticed that you've been getting less views than before lately that's why I just wanna point out that please don't quit. That might not be on your mind rn but I saw thousands of youtubers who quit for the same exact reason before, and I don't want it to happen to you too. You're the reason for the success of my carrier and I'm super thankful for that. Most of my games are won because of the things you thought and I'm looking forward to learn more. Keep up the good work!

  10. Hello coach pls tell what title of the book are you talking about ?

  11. "long variation wrong variation" Bent Larsen (correct me if I'm mistaken)

  12. These Calculating lessons are very valuable. This is something that I am definitely working on.

  13. can you recommend any books that can help me with this kind of thing.

  14. Coach thanks alot finally have my fide rating
    It's not that much but it's a good start

  15. What are the books u mentioned at the beginning of the video

  16. Thanks you so much for making chess videos, I played casually but since discovering your channel have really focused on getting better. I would still be 400 Elo if it weren’t for you and your Pirc,KID videos. Thank you!

  17. Hi Robert. Great video, as usual. Can you recommend few books that have that format of exercises (Find the most aggressive move, calculate variations)? Thanks!

  18. Hi Robert! Do you have any other book or resource recommendations that have good positions for practicing calculating variations? Something for a lower intermediate (1200-1500). Seems that most calculation material is geared towards much higher ratings.

  19. I had a game where I overcalculated just recently. I struggled finding the right continuation, because I didn't see the final blow in one variation. Maybe interesting for someone: 4br1r/pp2kp2/2pnpRB1/3pN1P1/8/4P3/PPP5/2K2R2 w – – 9 28

  20. is there a place to find such calculation excercise ?

  21. I calculated queen to g2 as the very first move. Presently black has three hits on that square (e4) but you only have two. Meaning black’s queen probably has the final say. After that move, pawn to g5 prompting a kick of black’s knight. That move would prompt the take of e4 pawn if it’s to be taken, or give an advantage over the square if not. Retaliate with your knight first, then bishop to attack the queen and rook simultaneously.

  22. Thank you for this content. It got me to think further ahead than I usually do, and I guess that’s an insight into real chess which I tend not to play lol. Good stuff and I’ll probably re-watch.

  23. Is doing tactics from books any better than on lichess or other chess websites?

  24. What book do you recommend to help practise these things? I'm 1700 Elo, and I tried GM R.B Ramesh's book ""Improve your chess calculation"" but it was quite challenging. I'm pretty decent at tactics though…. 1,2, 3 move tactics instantly, 4 5 moves if I look a bit harder.

  25. 1.20 means nothing in a complicated position.

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