Kingscrusher's Chess Tactics Training - Volume 1
What you'll learn
- Be able to fit in tactical training in your schedule. Lectures are usually relatively small but add insight a little bit at a time
- Be able to find chess tactics and combinations without a clue of the specific tactical method to help simulate uncertainty in real chess games
- Be able to practice visualisation and calculation skills especially on the "play and mate" - like Beth Harmon in the Queen's Gambit Netflix series
- Be able to see the philosophy behind tactical combinations to apply to a wider range of positions
- Be able to find the most effective solutions for key positions in a variety of different pawn structures
- Be able to train from the core foundation course of Kingscrusher the tactical methods recommended
- Be able to understand the solutions through Kingscrusher's annotations and general insights
- Be able to take takeaway points from each puzzle to apply to a wider range of positions
- Be able to appreciate "pawn programming" concept in many examples - pawns don't go backwards - and captures count towards this aspect!
- Be able to appreciate "Super-limiting" as proof of "Super-forcing" and work that way around for finding truly forcing moves
- Be able to often search the underlying game to see how the positions arose and which openings used
- Be able to learn from relatively short instructive and fun "challenge lectures" where you are encouraged to work out the solution as much as possible
- Be able to practice core skills including Visualisation, Calculation and Evaluation
- Be able to see the real beauty of tactics and combinations
- Be able to visualise clearer and clearer if you really try hard to visualise especially the "Play and mates" fully from the earliest challenges.
- Be able to practice Magnus Carlsen's Evaluation tip with the "Play and wins" - ensuring your final position visualised is steady for playing from
- Be able to practice tactics that involve exploiting pins
- Be able to practice tactics that involve decoys and deflections
- Be able to practice tactics that involve back row mate related issues
- Be able to practice tactics than win material
- Be able to practice a variety of mate in x puzzles ranging in difficulty from relatively easy to relatively hard for most club players
- Be able to practics tactics that involve X-ray attacks
- Be able to practics tactics that involve creating mating nets
- Be able to practice tactics that involve quiet key preparatory moves
- Be able to practice tactics that involve exploiting loose pieces
- Be able to practice tacts that involve exploiting a number of potential downsides of opponent's position
- Knows the basics of playing Chess
- Ideally student would have studied the Kingscrusher tactics primer course "The complete guide to Chess tactics"
Step into Kingscrusher's Chess Tactics Bootcamp - Volume 1, your comprehensive guide to honing the art of chess tactics. With hundreds of challenges designed to sharpen your tactical acumen, this bootcamp is an excellent tool to improve your chess game. It's your opportunity to turn theory into practice, and to apply the learned tactics to your own games under real-time pressure.
The course is structured in two sections: 'play to mate' and 'play to win.' While 'play to win' can involve gaining a piece advantage, it doesn't exclude checkmate strategies. The initial 100 challenges in each section are easier, building your confidence before the difficulty ramps up.
Adopt the 'No pain, no gain!' approach!
This bootcamp encourages a deep dive into your tactical abilities, pushing you to hone your visualization, calculation, and evaluation skills. Strive for accuracy and take the time you need for each exercise.
The beauty of this course is in its replayability. As you revisit challenges, aim for speedier solutions, but without sacrificing accuracy. Each exercise is an opportunity to glean valuable insights that can enhance your intuition and direction in your own chess games.
This course will help you develop core chess skills, including:
Remember, in real-life games with time pressure, maintaining a practical and ruthlessly winning perspective is crucial. Only when you sense a genuine opportunity should you spend extra time to find that winning combination. Get ready to unlock your tactical potential with Kingscrusher's Chess Tactics Bootcamp - Volume 1.
Who this course is for:
- Chess beginner and intermediate players
Dive deep into the intellectual universe of chess with Tryfon Gavriel, famously known to enthusiasts as "Kingscrusher." Beyond my titles as a FIDE Candidate Master and British Regional Chess Master, I am a dedicated chess educator, committed to spreading knowledge and passion for the game.
Decades of Strategic Pursuits My engagement with chess is a 35-year-long odyssey marked by competitive achievements both online and offline, including a peak ICC blitz rating of 2625 and an exceptional ECF grading of 212. My early triumph in the Lloyds Under 18 national UK tournament back in 1989 set the stage for a life steeped in chess, culminating in numerous top finishes in Lichess marathons and more.
Udemy's Chess Luminary While I once enjoyed sharing insights and high-level analysis on my YouTube channel, my current passion lies in crafting comprehensive chess courses for Udemy. My dedication has been recognized with the "highest-rated" award for my detailed course on José Raúl Capablanca's strategies and the "Best Seller" accolade for my "Complete Guide to Chess Tactics," which garnered widespread acclaim shortly after its debut.
Pedagogy that Transforms Teaching chess goes beyond explaining moves on a board. For me, it's about igniting a passion for the sport and developing a deep, enduring understanding of strategic thinking and tactical decision-making. Drawing inspiration from chess titans like Paul Morphy, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer, and Garry Kasparov, my courses offer more than knowledge—they provide a window into the minds of chess's greatest masters.
Your Journey Towards Chess Mastery My offerings on Udemy are designed for learners at all stages of their chess journey. Whether you're just starting or seeking advanced strategies, my courses are a gateway to deeper comprehension and appreciation of chess. Through meticulously designed lessons, I aim to equip you with the skills, confidence, and strategic acumen to elevate your game.
Join me in this exploration of chess, delving into the intricacies that make it a timeless classic. With each lesson, we'll unravel the complexities and joys of chess, fostering not just better players, but lifelong enthusiasts.