Supercharge my chess - day 3

Supercharge my chess - day 3

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

You can read about the past days:


Day 1 

Day 2


 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
The structure of the study of Day 3 was the following:
- Theoretical section:
I studied about the importance and method of evaulating chess positions. The better you can evaulate the position, the better you will play. This skill is a key factor in chess improvment and strenght.
I think 2 skills are the most important in chess: one is to calculate accurately and deeply and the other is to evaulate the positions correctly.
The 21 days to Supercharge your chess course teaches to analyse and evaulate positions by using 7 important factors. You should think about these 7 factors in every positions which you want to analyse deeply.

The 7 wonders:

1. Material on the board 
2. Presence of Threats 
3. Position of the Kings 
4. Presence of open files and diagonals 
5. Pawn structure, weak and strong squares 
6. Center and space 
7. Development and Pieces Activity 

Practical section:

Master game:

I studied a master game where this 7 component evaulating method was demonstrated.

This was the starting position:

Please share your evaulation of the position by using the 7 component method!


I solved 6 beautiful tactical puzzles.

I share two of them:

Black to move:

White to move:


Today's endgame was a rook versus a pawn endgame. It showed an interesting idea how to fight with a rook against a king and a pawn.

I show you a classical example of this fight:

Conclusions of the Day 3 of the 

1. I learnt the importance of the right evaulation of the positions and studied the 7 factor method to analyse the positions correctly and deeply

2. I solved puzzles about forcing the opponent pieces to the desired squares.

3. The rook versus king and pawn endgame show an important method how to disconnect the king and the pawn and be able to win the pawn later. 

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

Yesterday I used 21 minutes, today 27 minutes, which is total 48 minutes. You can follow the daily training times in this --> document

I wish you enjoyed today's esence of the course as much I enjoyed to show you my experiences about the Day 3 of the 
21 days to Supercharge your chess course Smile

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.

You can read about the other days here:

Checkmates of the Day 68

World Champion Magnus Carlsen beat Sipke Ernst in Wijk aan Zee in 2004:

White to move and checkmates in 1:

World Champion Viswanathan Anand won against Azeri Grandmaster Teimour Radjabov in Mainz in 2006:
Black to move and checkmates in 2:

My American student Alex Richter beat Thomas Zerquera South Padre Island in 2014:
Black to move and checkmates in 2:

If you gave a nice checkmate and would like me to publish it, then please send it to me in a message! Thank you!

I wish you a lot of fun for the puzzles!

Attila Turzo

International Chess Master and Chess Coach

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If you would like to create your own training plan and would like to know how to study chess better, then check this course! 


I use the Chessmood opening courses:

1.e4 with white

Accelerated dragon with black

Benko-gambit with black    

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You can read about my daily experiences and studies:

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Day 10Day 11Day 12Day 13Day 14Day 15Day 16,

Day 17Day 18Day 19Day 20, Day 21,