Supercharge my chess - day 4

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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

Day 3


 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 4 was the following:
- Theoretical section:

I studied about the importance to keep a training journal, a chess diary where we write what did we learn and how much time we invested in it.

Scientific researches proved, people who keep track on their progress are ready to dedicate more for their training.

The traning log can motivate you, because it illustrate your progress.

The journal helps to work on chess in a systematic way. 
Better to study 1 hour daily with the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course, than 1 day 7 hours and 6 day nothing at all.

If we stimulate our brain daily, then it works on chess unconsciously over the day and build up no connection in the brain also when we sleep.

Practical section:

Master game:

In a game between Spassky and Petrosian Spassky showed methods how to weaken and attack the opponents pawns.

Please use the 7 component method to evaulate the position abd create a plan for white and one for black!

You can find the 7 component in the article about day 3.


I solved 6 pretty tactical puzzles.

I share two of them:

Black to move:

White to move:


Today's endgame was a pawn endgame. The key idea was the right timing to be able to make the opposition to block the opponent king and to make the draw and to reach this goal needed to prevent the shouldering of the opponent king.
Shouldering is a method when the king does 2 things in the save time, goes to the direction of his goal and in the same time prevents the goal of the opponent's king.

I give you an example about the shouldering:

Conclusions of the Day 4 of the 

1. I learnt the importance of writing a training diary, because it helps to focus and motivates.

2. Today's master game showed the importance to keep the queens on the board if we want to attack against the opponent's king. Attack the opponent's weak pawns and advance our pawns to create a passed pawn or to win space.

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

4. The pawn endgame showed how to prevent the shouldering and make the right timing for the opposition to save the game by blocking the opponent's king

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

Today I used 43 minutes. The total time I used until today is 2 hours and 11 minutes. You can follow the daily training times in this --> document

I wish you enjoyed today's review
 of the course! I was happy to show you my experiences about the Day 4 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 Niels Henrik Willumsen in Copenhagen in 2004:

White to move:

World Champion Garry Kasparov beat Jaan Ehlvest in Moscow in 1977:
Black to move:

My German student Eduard Werner won against durasingh in an online game in 2014:
Black to move:
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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