Are your chess calculation skills weak? Let IM Fitzsimons, IM Szabo, IM Kolosowski, GM Gormally, IM Mikalsen, GM Stopa, and FM Krykun be your guides… with their video training courses spanning over 49 hours across 7 courses. Learn how to discover hidden Patterns and Calculate like a Grandmaster in this all-inclusive Ultimate Calculation Bundle - a perfect choice for club and lower-rated players.
Calculation and Initiative with FM Yuriy Krykun
Your ability to get the initiative and control the game greatly depends on your calculation skills. At the same time, the calculation is much more effective if you go for positions with the initiative. That’s why this course combines both elements together to arm you with the ‘Calculation + Gaining Initiative’ skillset.
Calculation Mastermind with IM Mat Kolosowski
In his new Calculation Mastermind course, Mat has drawn on decades of chess ideas to teach you the QUICKEST and most EFFECTIVE methods for finding strong moves in any position.
Calculation for Club Players with GM Jacek Stopa
GM Stopa has put together a quick 3-hour course addressing this exact issue, and in it, he shares a unique method for training yourself to calculate like a very strong player.
Calculation Masterclass with IM Bence Szabo
There are many other things to know about calculation in chess. I won’t be the one to tell you. But IM Bence Szabo will. Introducing his new 11-hour long video training Calculation Masterclass where he breaks down this complicated, subtle topic in a language that you will understand.
Calculation Masterclass with IM Erlend Mikalsen
In Calculation Masterclass, IM Erlend teaches you his unique calculation philosophy which blends intuition, forcing moves, and brute force into a tool for seeing more deeply into chess positions than you ever thought you could. You’ll discover how to instantly spot the critical moments where the calculation is needed, how to calculate precisely when defending against an attack, tactical wizardry, and even the 5 most common calculation mistakes.
Grandmaster Level Calculation with GM Daniel Gormally
Calculation is really the bread and butter of being an elite chess player. Without the ability to out-calculate your opponents, it is nearly impossible to get consistent results.
Patterns and Calculation with IM David Fitzsimons
IM David Fitzsimons has marvelously structured this training into two parts, viz. patterns and calculation – if you know the position, you will recognize the pattern, and if you don’t, you will calculate your way out of it.
About the Authors:
IM Mat Kolosowski [FIDE 2451]
is an International Master from Poland. He is a multiple Polish youth championship medalist. In 2010 he took 5th place in European U-18 Championship. During the course of his chess career Mat won many international tournaments. Apart from being a player, he is also a chess coach who has experience working with students from more than 20 countries. So far he helped a few of them in obtaining their own international titles. Mat has also performed live commentary of the Polish and European Rapid and Blitz Championships.
IM Bence Szabo [FIDE 2406]
is a Hungarian International Master and an active tournament player. Bence previously held the National and European Youth Champion title. IM Szabo has over 10 years of coaching experience with some of his top students becoming National Champions in different age categories and claiming various international norms and titles. Bence works as a head coach in one of the largest chess schools in Hungary. He has worked with multiple medal-winning Olympic Grandmasters and other top talents.
IM David Fitzsimons [FIDE 2416]
is an International Master from Ireland. He achieved this title in 2018 having reached a peak rating of 2416 in 2015, and scoring his three IM norms in consecutive seasons of the Four Nations Chess League (4NCL) from 2016 – 2018. He became the first and only Irish player to win an international open event, the inaugural Summer Prague Open in 2014, and has won numerous tournaments and national and regional titles in classical chess, rapid, and blitz. He has played for Ireland in two Olympiads (2010 and 2018) and has been selected to represent Ireland again at the upcoming Moscow Olympiad.
FM Yuriy Krykun (FIDE 2382)
Is a Ukrainian FIDE master and member of the National Team with ELO of 2372 and IM norm. He played in many National and International tournaments, winning over 10 medals. Bronze medal winner in European U18 Championship. Full-time chess player, coach, and author of multiple publications.
GM Jacek Stopa (FIDE 2544)
Jacek Stopa, originally from Poland, started playing chess at the age of 8 after randomly buying a chess set on a winter vacation. His father taught him how to play and he soon became addicted. Jacek earned his International Master title at age 18 and was the European Team Chess Champion in Solving Chess Problems in 2008. He has developed into a very effective chess instructor over the last six years, helping many young chess players reach their maximum potential.
IM Erlend Mikalsen (FIDE 2406)
is a Norwegian International Master actively working towards obtaining the GM norm. Erlend is an attacking player, making decisions based on intuition and calculation. IM Mikalsen has 8 years of coaching experience. His best performances include winning the Norwegian Junior Championship in 2013.
GM Daniel Gormally (FIDE 2573)
is one of the United Kingdom’s top Grandmasters. He represented England in the 2006 chess Olympiad as well as in many other international events. GM Gormally is a world-renowned chess coach and a prominent expert in the Calculation Technique. He is a regular contributor at ChessBase and New in Chess publications, as well as the author of multiple chess books and DVDs.