Chess.com Resources for Improving Tactical Skill Part 2

GeniusKJ
GeniusKJ
Apr 2, 2013, 11:19 PM |
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After publishing an article on Chess.com resources for improving tactical skill, I received numerous requests to write up a sequel.

This time the target audience consists of those who completed all the tactical training recommended in the first article and/or those above 1400 USCF/FIDE strength-wise.

Homework Plan for 1400 - 1800 USCF/FIDE Chess Players for Improving Tactics:

* Spend 30 minutes DAILY doing problems from Chess.com's Tactics Trainer:

http://www.chess.com/tactics/

 

Watch the following chess videos:

http://www.chess.com/video/player/a-cautionary-tale

http://www.chess.com/video/player/tactics-do-grow-on-strategies-1

http://www.chess.com/video/player/tactics-do-grow-on-strategies-2

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation---part-1

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation---part-2

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation---part-3

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation---part-42

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation---part-5

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation---part-6

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation---part-7

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation---part-8

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation---part-9

 

http://www.chess.com/video/player/forcing-the-game-tempo-moves---part-1

http://www.chess.com/video/player/forcing-the-game-tempo-moves---part-2

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-art-of-tempo-moves-in-chess---part-3

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-art-of-tempo-moves-in-chess---part-4

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-art-of-tempo-moves-in-chess---part-5

 

http://www.chess.com/video/player/exploring-tactical-motifs-the-greek-gift-sacrifice---part-1

http://www.chess.com/video/player/exploring-tactical-motifs-the-greek-gift-sacrifice---part-2

 

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-1

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-2

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-4

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-5

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-7

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-8

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-9

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-10

 

Do these chess mentor courses:

 

Premature Attacks on the King: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=335

The Power of the Capture-Check: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=308

Step Up in Tactics: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=6

Chess Traps and Miniatures Part 1: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=131

Intermediate Tactics: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=8

Silman Teaches Tactics 1: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=15

Amazing Combos of Mikhail Tal 1: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=356

Combinations of Mikhail Tal: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=312

Combinations of Alexander Alekhine: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=320

Finding Tricky Tactics: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=251

Advanced Tactics: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=10

 

Doing all of this work will definitely help improve your tactical skill and awareness.

 

I'd also like to let all of my students and potential future students know that Chess.com has disabled its coach payment system meaning the payment method for booking chess lessons with me has changed. I still accept payment via PayPal but for those who prefer using credit/debit, you will need to visit my work-in-progress website: www.APlusTutoringAmerica.com to purchase lessons.

 

That's all for today everybody. I will compile resources for advanced players in the near future so stay tuned!