In Chess, tactics are the most important component. We have talked about it in other lessons, but today I am sharing something very powerful for when you train tactics on your own. Hope you find it useful and benefit from it as much as my students and I do.

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Chess is an intellectual battle where players are exposed to numerous mental processes such as analysis, attention to detail, synthesis, concentration, planning and foresight. Psychological factors are also present on and off the board; playing Chess stimulates our imagination and creativity. Every single move a player makes is the result of a deep analysis based on the elements presented on the battlefield.

Chess in its essence teaches us psychological, sociological and even moral values. In a Chess game, both players start with the same amount of material and time. The fact that the white pieces move first is considered to be practically irrelevant —especially because a player typically plays one game as white and one game as black. Consequently, the final result of the battle solely depends on each player. It doesn’t matter if you win by taking advantage of your opponent’s mistakes or by simply avoiding mistakes yourself. Truth is that Chess is an extremely individual sport and our defeats can only be blamed on ourselves and no one else. And this, in the end, only benefits us because we learn to be and feel responsible for our actions and never come up with excuses to justify ourselves.

We also learn that when it comes to our victories on the board, our opponent’s mistakes play a more significant role than our own skills. Let’s not forget that a Chess game without any mistakes would be a draw. This way, Chess provides us with another valuable life lesson: be humble at all times.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Really interesting idea to study endgames! I’d like to watch a video about routines to study chess… Like how much time to invest in each area of the game, and how to approach them in a logical way. And how this routine changes for each level, beginner, intermediate and advanced. Maybe talk about how to study if the person doesn’t have a lot of time, the ideal amount of time and how should someone with A LOT of time approach the routine! Those are some ideas that I’m really interested to know about! Thanks for the video!

  2. I am fairly good at solving puzzles, 2700+ tactics on chess.com, and most of the positions you showed I was already familiar with, but during my games I will occasionally miss simple tactics or calculate a variation and just miss a simple move that leaves me worse. Should I be solving more basic tactics rather than complicated ones or is it something that I will just get better with over time? Thanks! Love your content.

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