Jacob Aagaard – Excelling at Chess Calculation, Capitalizing on Tactical Chances () pdf – Download as PDF File .pdf) or view presentation. The right of Jacob Aagaard to be identified as the author of this work has been as – . concentrate on the endgame, prophylaxis, calculation and more general. The standard back cover hype reads, “The art of chess calculation is the absolute key to the success of a player. Master this discipline and you.

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Master this discipline and you can surely expect your results to improve dramatically. But here it was the variations themselves that needed to be explained. Before you can think, calculstion need to learn how to see 2.

Tartajubow’s Chess Books and Equipment: Excelling at Chess Calculation by Jacob Aagaard

When is the right time to Calculate? Important Thinking Techniques 5.


Visualization and Stepping Stones 6. When it is time to calculate 7.

Creativity and Combinational Vision 8. How to Train Calculation 9. So, he claims that the most important thing is not so much how many moves ahead you can see, but to first check out what possibilities there might be.

Excelling at Chess Calculation: Capitalizing on Tactical Chances by Jacob Aagaard

When calculating, one ought to first calculate wide, not deep. He said you have to look at a lot of moves before you start weeding out the ones that appear to be unplayable.

Purdy, Soltis, Silman and others have touched on the subject of knowing when excellinh is not necessary. So does Aagaard but he also covers in detail when you should start calculating.

In the first eight chapters there are about 80 positions or games and the reader is reminded about making assumptions and examples of desperadosvision, comparison, elimination and prophylaxis prove the cqlculation.

He warns that sometimes you have to force yourself to calculate sometimes to the point of checking out every legal move in a position.


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As usual with books of this type, the last two chapters include a selection of exercises. But he also warned that you have to be willing to put in some serious work.

I think GM Alex Yermolinsky said that, too, in one of his books. Not very comforting is it? He opined that for anyone below IM strength, IF they pay close attention and IF they are willing to think and IF they are aahaard to seriously att the exercises at the end of the book, then he thinks their play will improve. Posted by Tartajubow at 5: Anonymous December 22, at 3: Tartajubow December 22, at 7: Newer Post Older Post Home.