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i tend to think 0 moves ahead - it works!
it is especially effective if playing a 10 second game
For me it is usually 3 or 4, but if there is a part in the game where I am taking a big risk, I calculate around 6 moves ahead.
My oponent's best .
It depends on the postion, how much time is on the clock, and what kind of day i am having.
I’m lucky if I can follow all the permutations 1 or 2 moves ahead!
Is this why my game is so poor?
I need a bigger brain, has anyone a spare?
God I feel inadequate!
you can make your brain bigger by excercising it !
We should clarify that a "move" in chess is actually both white and blacks move. White moves first is actually half a move. Until black makes his move is it actually considered a whole move.
Earlier a few have said they can calculate some 20 moves or more!
Their rating doesn't seem to correlate that!
My name suggests all. Just think one move at a time! Because unless you can FORCE your opponent to make his move (in which case you can think ahead); your thinking too much ahead; does not make ANY sense! Because you have to rethink all your moves; depending upon your opponents move!
i dont trust anyone rated under 2000 that they can regularly calculate more than 15 or so full moves and i dont trust ANYONE who claims to calculate 35 moves ahead...i dont think id even believe kasparov if he said he calculated 35 moves ahead
Chessnutx> Earlier a few have said they can calculate some 20 moves or more!
Here's exactly what I claimed:
"I often visualize 10-20 moves ahead before entering a pawn endgame. There are many technique like counting, key squares, stepping stones, etc. that simplify the process so it's not as difficult as it sounds."
"I calculated 21-ply deep in a pawn ending the other day and won by one tempo."
Chessnutx> Their rating doesn't seem to correlate that!
It's odd to me, that at your correspondence rating of 1341, you presume to know what players of ratings 2000+ should or should not be capable of. What I (2070) say above is true for me. As Loomis (2180) added, pawns endings are a special case.
A sample position:
Within 60 seconds, I can visualize what will happen 17 moves (34-ply) from now. I believe most Class B USCF players would be able to solve this ending within 2 minutes.
Two years ago, that someone could see the end from this position mystified me.
usually two moves; sometimes three or four if it's a crucial situation.
i suck but is kd5 correct?
I think is Kd4 ?
Kd5 is correct, after KxP c5, then a pawn race occurs with W queening first then B queening on a1. W has check on c4 forces Qs off then runs over to kingside to capture the pawn on h5 then Qs the h pawn and wins!
Kd4? allows B to queen with check
thanks for the position, a bit of endgame training.
Kf5 or Kf4 is bit faster, I think. Edit: Whoops! That's wrong.
Chess is 99% tactics and 1% strategy.