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How to Get the Most Out of Your Tactics Study

How to Get the Most Out of Your Tactics Study

CraiggoryC
Nov 24, 2015, 4:12 PM 3

Even though the image in this blog post is for studying for school, a lot of the tips apply to chess study. The quickest way to get better at chess is to increase your tactical vision, which will also help in your visualization and calculation skills. 

Below will be puzzles, the first of which will be easier than the rest. Besides the advice given in the image to this blog, it's also a good idea to start out with some simpler, warm up, puzzles. Also at the end of your study session, you should end on a positive note. So if you miss the last puzzle, you should do some puzzles that you can solve. Starting and ending on a positive note is an important psychological trick that will lead to better study!

Good luck!

Here's some previous blog posts I've done about tactics: http://www.chess.com/blog/CraiggoryC/critical-squares-revisited

http://www.chess.com/blog/CraiggoryC/how-to-beat-the-tactics-trainer

Warm up Puzzles

 

Assorted Puzzles
For these puzzles, you should write down what you were thinking. Do not play the moves until you know you have the puzzle 100% right or you've spent 5 minutes on it already. Since you are writing down what you're thinking you can quickly check out the holes (or what you're already good at) in your thinking.


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