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# How can we find the best moves in complex positions?

Aug 4, 2016, 3:36 PM 2

Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course

Day 8

My goals:

1. I want to study chess in an organized way. I hope 21 days of organized study of the course will build my habit to create and follow my study plans after the course finished.
2. I want to win a Titled tuesday tournament in 2016
3. I want to win a Death match in 2016
4. I want to be one of  the top 10 rated blitz (3-5 minutes game) player on chess.com
The structure of the study of Day 13 was the following:

- Theoretical section:

Today I studied a method which helps to find the best move in complex positions.

There is a 3 step method which helps to calculate faster, because we will calculate the important lines and not losing much time on unimportant variations.

Step 1: Calculate all checks, because they are the most dangeous treats. They can lead to checkmates ot material loss.

Step 2: Look for captures, because they can win material and then the game.

Step 3: Search for attacking moves. Moves which lease to checks, captures or improving the position of an opponent piece, or they can change the pawn structures.

Master game:

In the game between Euwe and Keres, white got a much better position. Strategically white has a much better position, so black needed to act quickly to create tactical counterplay.
I annotated the full game:
Tactics:

Pins and x-ray motives were the key in the tactics today.
I show you my 2 favourite puzzles:
Endgame:

Today puzzle was very hard. I figured out the key idea, but I was not patient enough to find the solution.

I analysed the position:

Conclusions of the Day 13 of the

1. We learnt the 3 steps method to find the best move in a complicated position.
2. In today's master game we learnt about quick tactical counterplay versus the positional advantages,
3. I solved puzzles about pins and the x-ray.

4. The pawn endgame showed how can win block the opponent king and use the reserve moves smart.

I decided to follow how much time I use every day for the study and monitor the total time used too.

Today I used 60 minutes. The total time I used until today is 10 hours and 44 minutes. You can follow the daily training times in this --> document

I wish you enjoyed today's tips and exerciseses
of the course! I was happy to show you my experiences about the Day 13 of the
Until tomorrow you can find the details of the  21 days to Supercharge your chess course if you click here and you can become a student too.