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Studies in tactics trainer


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    wildbulltamer

    Yes, this a great idea which I believe should be enforced in the tactics trainer. I would definitely vote for this- a tactics trainer which contains puzzles which will be more relevant to otb tournament games. For example, chess.com should make some of their tactical puzzles based off of certain openings. For example, they could make a tactic which can be widely found in the sicilian grand prix for black.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    Musikamole

    I'm fairly new to tactics training. What is meant by a study problem?  How is this different from a tactics problem? Can someone provide an example? Thank you.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    Shakaali

    Musikamole wrote:

    I'm fairly new to tactics training. What is meant by a study problem?  How is this different from a tactics problem? Can someone provide an example? Thank you.


    Most important characteristic of a study is that it isn't a position taken from an actual game but rather has been made up by someone (the composer). More accurately studies are subtype of composed chess problems. Wikipedia offers the following explanation.

    (A study is) "an orthodox problem in which the stipulation is that white to play must win or draw. Almost all studies are endgame positions. Studies are composed chess problems, but because their stipulation is open-ended (the win or draw does not have to be achieved within any particular number of moves) they are usually thought of as distinct from problems and as a form of composition that is closer to the puzzles of interest to over-the-board players. Indeed, composed studies have often extended our knowledge of endgame theory. But again, there is no clear dividing line between the two kinds of positions."

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_problem for further details.


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