Welcome to Day 2 of the 10-Day Chess Challenge!
On Day 1 of the challenge we looked at the 5-step method to calculate tactics. Today we will turn our attention to the other important thinking method – how to evaluate a position.
Thinking Method 2: How To Evaluate A Position
This video gives you an important overview of the 2nd thinking method – how to evaluate a position:
Summary of the 5-step Evaluation process:
- Compare Material
- Compare King-Safety
- Compare Piece-Development
- Compare Centre-Control
- Compare Pawn-Structures
The Analytical Thinking System
Exercises: How To Evaluate A Position
The video below contains a few exercises to help you practice the 5-step evaluation thinking method:
On the first 2 days of the 10-Day challenge I introduced you to the 2 most important thinking processes in chess:
- How to calculate tactics &
- How to Evaluate a position
As from tomorrow we will shift our focus to more exercises that will put you on the road to master these 2 thinking methods. There are two important benefits you get from focusing your training on these 2 thinking methods:
- They will help you find good solid moves in your games and
- they will help you understand the game on a deeper level!
If you have the time, feel free to continue to day 3 of the challenge.