Day 1 How to Calculate Chess Tactics

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.

The 7 Skills Chess Training Model

VISUALWIZE–Train your brain to see 8 moves ahead!

Summary of the 5-step Calculation process:

Here’s the steps I demonstrated in the video.

  1. Find opponent’s threats
  2. Identify tactical targets and motifs
  3. Calculate all the checks
  4. Calculate all the captures
  5. Calculate all the tempo-moves
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The “7-Skills” Training Model. Which skill should you train next?

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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