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 looking up and calculating variations!
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 in advance thus heling also your visualisation skills for looking ahead
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. By the end of the course your mental chess board clarity will be much stronger and clearer
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"
Structure of the course
Kingscrusher presents hundreds of challenges in these tactics Bootcamp to help sharpen your tactical skills and help you find winning tactics and combinations in your real games when you play them with the clock pressures. The Bootcamp features two major sections - play to mate or play to win. Play to win maybe winning a piece in some cases but also does not exclude the possibility of mating the opponent. The first 100 of each section are relatively easier in general than the rest of the section to help you get some confidence and reassurance before getting into the really tough positions.
No pain no gain!
In this Bootcamp, it is advised to spend as much time as you can to really exercise your visualisation, calculation, and evaluation skills with the view of maximum accuracy as a priority.
Revisit as required!
Later when revisiting the exercises you can try and speed up your ability to find the solutions but try and maintain accuracy. Additionally, one should try and get as many valuable philosophical points and takeaways from each exercise as possible to give a better sense of intuition and direction when playing one's own chess games later.
Core chess skills trained
It should also be noted that a cynical and brutal winning perspective should be employed when using these skills in real games when there is pressure against the clock. For example, playing practical moves is often a requirement in real games until one really senses there is something there and then it becomes more justified to find a winning combination.
Who this course is for:
Chess beginner and intermediate players
5 sections • 626 lectures • 20h 36m total length
Woodpecker training method for this course
What is "spaced repetition"?
Why is this course structured by difficulty and objectives?