Understanding chess tactics | How to calculate tactics well
What you'll learn
- Get first-hand grandmaster experience that can be implemented in any game
- Learn to find chess tactics in more efficient way
- Study the key questions that will significantly improve your tactical vision
- Understand why chess tactics appear in the first place
- You should know how chess pieces work
This course will boost your understanding of chess and will sharpen your tactical vision. By the end of the course you will truly understand why chess tactics appeared in the position, what were the signs that triggered the combination, what exact steps does it take to find most chess combinations. Spoiler alert: I am going to take away a little bit of mystery out of chess and replace it with some logic!
Learn and Master Chess Tactics with Successful Grandmaster
· Find chess combinations efficiently
· Recognize the signs that trigger tactics
· Learn typical tactical patterns
· Build up your understanding of chess
This course will get your calculation abilities to the next level
The course is for Beginner to Intermediate chess players. I also put several examples that would be interesting even for grandmasters but I explained them in the fashion that anyone with a basic understanding of how chess pieces move could get it. In the final section, I am going to show an opening combination that many grandmasters do not know (including yours truly until the year 2014).
After you finish the course, you will be able to understand most chess combinations that you will see on a much deeper level.
The course is broken into 5 sections.
Section 1: I explain what are 4 main questions to ask during the game and how they help you find chess tactics
Section 2: I use relatively simple puzzles to show how my method is working. You will learn additional helpful questions besides the four main ones.
Section 3: I show how to use my method to crack much harder puzzles.
Section 4: Covers the most important tactical motifs and the signs that trigger those motifs.
Section 5: You will find GM games and one tricky opening tactic that many high-class GMs do not know! You will find a summary of the course at the end.
Each section has downloadable pdf and pgn files with previously analyzed positions.
Who this course is for:
· Beginner/hobby chess players who want to become better at chess in general and in tactics specifically
· Chess enthusiasts that want to take a glimpse into how grandmasters calculate variations
Who this course is for:
- Chess players of any level
Hi, my name is Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko.
I have been playing chess for as long as I remember. I started at four years old and till this day chess deeply fascinates me!
I want to share my love for chess as well as the things that I have learned over the years with anyone ready to listen. Also, I am trying to implement my mathematical/logical/scientific background into chess.
Here are my current accomplishments:
International grandmaster since 2005.
Ph.D. in mathematics since 2012.
Rapid chess champion of Ukraine (2014).
Chess champion of Ukraine (2016)
FIDE Trainer since 2015.
Official commentator of World Team Chess Championship (Ankara, 2013) and FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match (Lviv, 2016)
Coach of national teams of the Netherlands (women), Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine.
I have been teaching chess since 2012. I was privileged to work with the following national teams - Ukraine, Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Netherlands. There were also quite many GMs, IMs, and a lot of players without any title that I helped on an individual level.
I hope you will enjoy my courses and I look forward to your feedback!