Interesting concept - How to see moves ahead

Jan 11, 2015, 1:51 PM |

Found this intresting passage in the first lesson of the "Exclusively Checkmates" Chess Mentor course. Saving it here to review it:


For many of you it may seem almost superhuman for someone to be able to see three, four or five moves ahead in chess. But it's not that hard and you can do it, too. What experienced players rely upon is a vocabulary of chess ideas. Each idea might be only one or two moves long. The player then strings these ideas together constructing longer move sequences. The trick is in the acquisition of these chess ideas and in making them part of an active repertoire that you can readily access. It's a little bit like building up your vocabulary of words. In the learning process you take words that you have heard of and recognize and turn them into words that you can use in your everyday speech and writing. The goal of this module and of Chess Mentor in general is to expose you to a variety of chess ideas and then to train you to be able to apply them in your games.

(Note: not trying to circumvent the copyright on the Chess Mentor preimum access. If this is a problem, let me know I'll delete it)