A practical thinking guide for developing chess players


Chess is a game played in the mind – a thinking game. But in order for your thinking to be effective and efficient, you need a good understanding of what you need to think about!

Every move you make must be guided by your objectives. Moves that are based on vague idea isn’t good enough – you should be clear on what you are trying to achieve. If you don’t keep your objectives in mind you will waste a lot of time thinking about moves that don’t serve a clear purpose.

To this end, The Analytical Thinking System for Chess Players will introduce you to highly efficient and effective thinking methods that helps you achieve your objectives by means of 3 important processes:

  1. Evaluation
  2. Planning
  3. Calculation

Evaluation is the process whereby you compare the progress you’ve made towards your objectives to the progress your opponent has made in the same. The evaluation process will also help you understand the need of the position and help you find plausible candidate moves.

Planning is the process whereby you identify a relevant strategy based on the needs of the position. An effective planning process relies on the evaluation method to gather important information about the position. At the same time you will rely on your calculation skill to verify whether your idea is tactically safe.

Calculation is the process whereby you foresee all the critical variations and tactics that exist in the current position, as well as variations that will be possible as a result of the candidate move/s you are considering.