Attention Exercises
Concentration in chess is no less important than in boxing - loss of concentration is fraught with rapid defeat. Here's what it says about concentration on Wikipedia: Concentration of attention…

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Computer or person
MG Emil Sutovsky recently published shocking news on his Facebook page: the computer program "Ponanza" beat the best shogi player in the world. But that is not all! The program…

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How many games are played in chess
The time to think about the next move is limited and is fixed by a chess clock. But despite this, each game can last an unlimited amount of time and…

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time pressure

“Calculation of options”

During tournament and match games, a chess player only in rare, exceptional cases performs a combination, more often he analyzes the positions and evaluates them, after which he draws up a game plan. But he’s engaged in calculating options for almost all the time allotted for the game: sometimes it’s a short “run” over a number of small options, but at some points in the game it can be a complicated set of mutually connected options.

Calculation of options is a review of their possible moves and the opponent’s responses to the nearest segment of the game. Indeed, when we think about a move, we evaluate our own possible moves and look for the opponent’s answer. We try to embrace as many moves as possible and consider the largest number of answers to the proposed moves. The ability to conduct calculations widely, analyzing the greatest number of possibilities, and at the same time far – to the greatest possible number of moves forward determines to a large extent the skill of the chess player.
An important circumstance is the control clock. A strictly limited time is given to think over the moves and options, so you need to take care not only Continue reading

“Calculation of options”
During tournament and match games, a chess player only in rare, exceptional cases performs a combination, more often he analyzes the positions and evaluates them, after which he draws up…

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Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine. Born October 19 (31), 1892 in Moscow - died March 24, 1946 in Estoril (Portugal). Ingenious chess player, fourth world chess champion. The doctor is right. Alexander…

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On improving the chess player
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