Watch the video below to see how you can improve your chess visualization skill with the VISUALWIZE training method:
Note: The complete set of exercises, VISUALWIZE 5.0 PDF, will be available next Thursday, 2 March 2017
Hi guys, this is Louis Holtzhausen from chessfox.com. On this page I will demonstrate how you can improve your visualization skill with the unique, and visual training method used in the Visualwize program.
Just before I continue, you should know that below this video you will find a link where you can download a set of free VISUALWIZE exercises. I give them away for free because I want you to see for yourself how powerful and effective the Visualwize training method is. Now if you feel that you are still making too many blunders in your games, or if you find that you are often calculating the same move over and over again – just to be sure you didn’t miss something, then that is definitely a sign that you need to improve your visualization skill.
In fact, visualization skill is one of the most important skills a chess player should have because, since you are not allowed to move the pieces on the board when you are thinking, you have to able to visualize those moves in your mind. And you need to be confident in your ability to do so, because if you aren’t… you will constantly doubt yourself and it is this doubt that could cause you to make a mistake that loses the game right away.
So to help you get confident in your ability to visualize the moves in your mind, you can absolutely rely on the training method I use in the Visualwize program because the training method is designed to specifically improve your visualization skill. And the reason why it works so well, is because the exercises simulate the actual visualization process that you would use in a real game. The best way to experience how this training method works, is to look at an example:
Here we have a position where it is white’s turn to move:
You will see the instruction below the diagram tells you to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the position. We want to simulate a situation you are in during an actual game, and if this was your game, you would be aware of what is happening on the board, so that is why you need to take a moment to have a look. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the position you can go to the next page… and here an arrow appears on the board that shows you the move white played in this position. You must visualize this move in your mind and image the queen is now on e6, where she just captured a pawn. If you’ve got that, then you can go to the next page… where the arrow shows you that the black rook moved to e7, attacking white’s queen… so now you need to visualize these two moves in your mind, and when you go to the next page… the instruction tells you to visualize those moves and try to find the best move for white, in that position. And if you need to see the moves again, you can just go back… and see that white played Qxe6… and then blacked moved the rook to e7. You can pause the video here if you want to try find the best move in that position… Once you know what you would have done, you can go to the next page to see the solution…. And by the way, the original position will always be displayed on the diagram on the left, whereas the solution will be shown on the right.. And here you can see the solution move is to play queen takes rook. Below the diagram will also be an explanation of the solution move.. And the point here is that if black plays bishop takes queen, then black can play Bxe5+, which forks the black queen and king and in the process, white wins a rook for a bishop.
Now this was an example from level 1, and the purpose of level 1 exercises is to help you master the basics of visualization. But the VISUALWIZE program goes up to level 4. Whereas on level 1 you had to visualize only 2 moves, on level 4 you will be required to visualize up to 8 moves ahead, at which point your visualization skill will be really very good. And, when you can do this, you will have a huge advantage over any opponent who can’t do it.
I hope you enjoyed this exercise. And remember below this video is a link where you can download a few more. I’m sure you will be amazed to see how much your visualization skill can improve in a surprisingly short amount of time, with the help of VISUALWIZE. So give it a try!