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In sports we know deliberate training. Like in football, you train your header until you are good at it. You train penalty kick until you score most of them.
Is it effective if we apply this on chess? Like I play pins until I can see pins tactic quickly. After that, I train coercion and then backrank mate and then sacifrice.
I have done like 2000 mixed tactic puzzle but still I cannot sniff much tactics and more terrible fall into simple tactics easily.
Is this works? Any experience?
The best training is practice, and the best practice is playing games. If you are not able to spot the tactics in game play that you can find in puzzles or Tactics Trainer, it may be that you are playing too fast a time limit. Try slower limits until you begin to find the tactics.
Also, review your games to find your mistakes and missed opportunities. You may discover there are common times when you miss tactics - for instance, when you are attacking, you may not look for countershots from the opponent. If you see patterns like this, they are a prescription to deal with the problem.
Board visualization practice. On puzzles, try to figure out the sequences all in your head before making the first move. The more you use your mind to envision moves and exchanges ahead of time, the less you'll get caught by a tactical shot. It takes a lot of work, and for most, the task is never finished in their lifetime.
The only problem of trying to force tactics that aren't there will have you falling victim to tactics that are....in other words, if you start lining your pieces up with your opponents and hope to suddenly win some pieces with pins or skewers, you may be missing that the dictation of position called for overloading a key defender or obtaining a key square..
In light of this, you do have to start somewhere and you won't succeed until you try, otherwise, just try to keep everything in perspective and don't get too narrow minded....
I don't say positional chess is not important. But I just want to imptove my tactical chess.
The question remain unanswered, is deliberate training effective in chess?
Yes, but it depends on how you apply yourself in such tasks. Of course, the most effective chess training is playing a long game against a stronger player and then having them explain the game afterwords. If you can get that going, that's the best way. You should use puzzles, books, etc. to compliment your long games.
tactics trainer is a good start....but in games, you won't/can't ever get into the optimal position to execute winning tactics, without playing sound positional chess....
Of course winning tactics need blunder. My only purpose is, if my opponent blunders I can see and punish it, if my candidate move is losing tactically I don't play it, and ultimately planning tactical trap.
At my level, I don't think master-level positional understanding is needed, and I think I have known basic positional principles well.
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