GM Marian Petrov is here with his brand-new training, How to Calculate Like a Grandmaster, to be added to the TCW Academy catalog. 3.5 hours of non-stop video lessons, especially on how a grandmaster calculates in a chess game, what sets him apart from lower-rated players, and how YOU can do it too.
Remember the Abaci you see in ancient Chinese movies?
If only CALCULATING was that easy in chess.
In fact, it is often far more complicated and subtle than we realize or want to admit.
Yes, yes, this piece goes here, that piece goes there, then this piece goes here… I get it.
Let me ask you, though.
Have you ever reached a position only to wonder how you even got there? It’s not like you were being harebrained and blitzing out your moves recklessly…
You were “calculating” the lines before you were making the moves. Where did you go wrong?
That’s how cryptic the art of calculation in chess is. To make it easier for you, GM Marian Petrov is here with his brand-new training, How to Calculate Like a Grandmaster, to be added to the TCW Academy catalog.
3.5 hours of non-stop video lessons, especially on how a grandmaster calculates in a chess game, what sets him apart from lower-rated players, and how YOU can do it too.
What you will learn:
- Queen eyeing the King. When the opponent’s queen sits straight in front of your king… with a bunch of wily knights roaming over the board… be ready for a few deadly tactics coming your way, like in the game shown in Chapter 1.
- Sacrifice to get ahead. Many low-rated players LOVE to sacrifice… but they do it all wrong. Their biggest mistake? They don’t clearly see till the end of the sequence. Let Marian Petrov show you how to sift through complex calculations easily.
- Dragging out the king. The best way to mess with your opponent is by stirring the position enough… so much that it baffles him to blunder a piece or fall into a mating trap, just like in Marian’s game in the 2001 Balkan Championship match.
- Have you got guts? Do you shy away from fierce encounters and go for quieter lines? That’s a big problem with many improving players. Check out the game in Chapter 4 and learn how not to hold punches. (Rely on calculation instead!)
About The Author
GM Marian Petrov (FIDE 2537)
Is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017, as well as the winner of many open tournaments around the world. Also a FIDE trainer and coach of the team of Wales at the last Olympiad in Baku in 2016. He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Bachelor’s degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers.