My first coach told me the secret to winning at chess… it is knowing how to make the right move at the right time.
The calculation is about arranging your forces in the right order to achieve an optimum impact on the opponent’s position.
If chess is 90 percent tactics, it is definitely 100 percent calculation. (And more so, in tactical positions.)
That means, if you move that bishop before the knight, the whole tactical sequence can fall apart.
Start the combination at the wrong time when your opponent’s king has already moved back from g7 to h8, and it won’t work.
As a chess player, you are expected to calculate one line after another and analyze which one is most likely to let you score the full point in the game.
If not, your opponent will.
So, who’s going to win? You or your opponent?
If you pointed at yourself, you are in luck.
We bring to you the new and exclusive…
Improve Your Calculation Masterclass by GM Petar Arnaudov and GM Grigor Grigorov
This 3+ hour-long premium video course focuses on taking the art of calculation to a whole new level—unlike any course in the market.
Not only with a practical demonstration of how the calculation works in a real game but also teaching the much-needed fundamentals behind it.
Who are the authors?
GM Petar Arnaudov (Elo rating of 2471) and GM Grigor Grigorov (Elo rating of 2507), are not your average grandmasters.
They are the founders of Modern Chess, an initiative started in 2015 to provide a chess educational framework for anyone to improve at chess… without a trainer!
With several big names like GM Boris Avrukh, GM Evgeny Postny, GM Kiril Georgiev, GM Viktor Gavrikov (1985 URSS champion) and so on.
They are not only among the most successful players from Bulgaria but also have coached students around the world for decades.
Needless to say, if you want to improve your calculation skills, you are in good hands.
Is this course for you?
This question does not even apply—for a chess player, regardless of his playing level.
Two questions for you.
Are you weak at the calculation?
Do you really want to win your next game?
If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, this course is for you.
Here’s what you will learn:
- Finding the critical points. Do you know when to start calculating in a game? Grigor explains how to look for “signs of trouble” almost in every move. Once found, exploit them right away to tear apart your opponent’s fortress with just a few slices—like a Kung Fu master does to a rookie boxer.
- Mastering the base method. Petar shows how to improve upon Kotov’s method and cut down on your calculation time by several times! Hint: You don’t need to calculate every line again and again. Get faster, get more effective.
- Calculating till the end of time. Many games have been lost due to the chess player failing to see through to the end of a line. In a 1.5 hour video, Petar shows you, with practical examples, on how to calculate your lines until you see who gains the advantage.
- Avoiding tricky traps and blunders. With each move, your opponent and you are fighting for an advantage. Miss one tactical shot, he wins. Fall for his tricky queen sacrifice, he wins. How best to avoid these? You will learn about it in this A to Z course on calculation.