GM Miloje Ratkovic is here, with his brand-new course, Deep Calculation for 1400-2000. A 5-hour video training that teaches you EVERYTHING about calculation, from the comparison of lines to the elimination process, and much more.
Are you tired of making careless mistakes in your chess games? Do you struggle to see the best moves and calculate accurately?
If you’re serious about playing chess, study calculation – before openings, endgames, or anything else.
It’s the ability to analyze complex positions, anticipate your opponent’s moves, and find the best possible move in any situation.
But why exactly does calculation matter so much in chess?
Here are a few reasons why:
Firstly, the calculation is what separates the average chess player from the great ones. A Grandmaster might not see the next 40 moves, but he can literally see a lot beyond what the ordinary eyes can. It’s what allows players like Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, and Bobby Fischer to make incredible moves and win games that seem impossible to the rest of us.
Secondly, chess is a game of precision, and even the smallest error can cost you the game. If you don’t calculate your lines, you are playing “hope chess”. Not ideal, my friend. By calculating your moves carefully, you can reduce the risk of making costly blunders and increase your chances of winning.
Thirdly, calculation helps you anticipate your opponent’s moves. By analyzing the board and predicting what your opponent might do next, you can develop a stronger defense and counterattack with greater effectiveness. And your opponent will be left wondering, “how is he reading my miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiind?”
Finally, and this is my opinion: calculation is simply more fun. Chess is a game of strategy, and nothing is more satisfying than making a clever move that catches your opponent off-guard. Look at that smug smile on your face!
By honing your calculation skills, you can revel in the game on a more profound level and relish the experience of outwitting your adversary.
That’s exactly what GM Miloje Ratkovic is here to teach you today, with his brand-new course, Deep Calculation for 1400-2000. A 5-hour video training that teaches you EVERYTHING about calculation, from the comparison of lines to the elimination process, and much more.
Here is what you’ll learn:
- 1…c5 would have been great BUT… Black chose to play Nxc4?? instead. Not opening the diagonal for the Black queen and letting the White bishop space to move around – not the best line Black could have chosen. Needless to say, White won this game. This goes to show how important the art of calculation is.
- The Most Obvious Move? Nope! Black’s knight and queen are under attack. Black needs to save them both. Now …Ne2 seems to be the most natural move. But Black played Qc1!! Can you see why? Black went one step further and not only wanted to maintain material equality but also to come up on top. Check for yourself how the line plays out. (Or see inside the course. Your choice.)
- The h5-pawn massacre. Well, it could have been. White could grab that pawn with either the queen or the knight. He chose the queen. Lo! That’s where Black had a winning opportunity with Nxe5 followed by Qc6+. Instead Black mistakenly went with Nb4? Moral of the story: when you make a mistake, the only hope is that your opponent makes a mistake too.
The calculation is not as simple as “I play this, he plays that, I play this, he plays that, then this…”. The calculation is what sets the champions apart.
So, if you’re serious about playing chess, don’t neglect your calculation skills.
With practice and dedication, you can improve your game, win more matches, and experience the joy of playing chess at a higher level.
Take the first step today and start developing your calculation skills – you won’t regret it!
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Candidate moves I
Chapter 3. Candidate moves II
Chapter 4. Candidate moves III
Chapter 5. Candidate moves IV
Chapter 6. Candidate moves V
Chapter 7. Defense I
Chapter 8. Defense II
Chapter 9. Defense III
Chapter 10. Comparison I
Chapter 11. Comparison II
Chapter 12. Comparison III
Chapter 13. Elimination I
Chapter 14. Elimination II
Chapter 15. Elimination III
Chapter 16. Test Solutions I
Chapter 17. Test Solutions II
About the Author:
GM Miloje Ratkovic [2499 FIDE]
is a Serbian Grandmaster with a FIDE of 2499. He has obtained the title of GM in 2021. Miloje has won many National and International events. He is a professional player, chess coach, and Twitch streamer. GM Ratkovic is also a huge fan of the online blitz with Elo 2785.