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Master this discipline and you can surely expect your results to improve dramatically. But here it was the variations themselves that needed to be explained.
Before you can think, you need to learn how to see 2. When is the right time to Calculate? Important Thinking Jafob 5. Visualization and Stepping Stones 6.
Jacob Aagaard’s Calculation: somebody who wants to work with me through the book?
When it is time to calculate 7. Creativity and Combinational Vision 8. How to Train Calculation 9.
So, he claims that the most important thing is not so much how many moves ahead you can see, but to first check out what possibilities there might be. When calculating, one ought to first calculate wide, not deep.
He said you have to look at a lot of moves before jaco start weeding out the ones that appear to be unplayable. Purdy, Soltis, Silman and others have touched calcupation the subject of knowing when calculation is not necessary.
So does Aagaard but he also covers in detail when you should start calculating. In the first eight chapters there are about 80 positions or games and the reader is reminded about making assumptions and examples of desperadosvision, comparison, elimination and prophylaxis prove the point. He warns that sometimes you have to force yourself to calculate sometimes to the point of checking out every legal move in a position.
As usual with books of this type, the last two chapters include a selection of exercises. But he also warned that you have to be willing to put in some serious work.
I think GM Alex Yermolinsky said that, too, in one of his books. Not very comforting is it?
He opined that for anyone below IM strength, IF they pay close attention and IF jacoob are willing to think and IF they are willing to seriously attempt the exercises at the end of the book, then he thinks their play will improve. Posted by Tartajubow at 5: Anonymous December 22, at 3: Tartajubow December 22, at 7: Newer Post Older Post Home.