Welcome to Day 1 of the 10-Day Chess Challenge!
On day 1 your focus will be on how to calculate chess tactics.
The 5-step method to calculate tactics
Video: How to calculate chess tactics.
Summary of the 5-step Calculation process:
Here’s the steps I demonstrated in the video.
- Find opponent’s threats
- Identify tactical targets and motifs
- Calculate all the checks
- Calculate all the captures
- Calculate all the tempo-moves
Next: Practice the calculation method with the exercises in the video below.
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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