Welcome to Day 1 of the 10-Day Chess Challenge!

On day 1 the focus will be on–how to calculate chess tactics.

## The 5-step method to calculate tactics

Also see: Why Visualization Is the Most Important Skill in Chess

**Summary of the 5-step Calculation process:**

- Find opponent’s threats
- Identify tactical targets and motifs
- Calculate all the checks
- Calculate all the captures
- Calculate all the tempo-moves

## Day 1: Exercises

**How To Calculate Tactics**

The video below contains a few exercises to help you practice the 5-step calculation process. (Don’t skip this if you’re serious about improving your game).

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