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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    13 Feb '08 17:24
    totally destroyed my OTB calculation abilities How do I fix that ?
  2. 13 Feb '08 17:28
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    totally destroyed my OTB calculation abilities How do I fix that ?
    Why not have a real chess set at the side of the computer.
    Set the position up - and calculate!
  3. 13 Feb '08 17:29
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    totally destroyed my OTB calculation abilities How do I fix that ?
    Two solutions:
    1) Start bringing an analysis board with you to OTB games (although your opponents might just notice ).
    2) Stop using the analysis board on RHP.
  4. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    13 Feb '08 17:32
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    Two solutions:
    1) Start bringing an analysis board with you to OTB games (although your opponents might just notice ).
    2) Stop using the analysis board on RHP.
    Did you guys stop to use it on RHP ? I just played on fics standard game against 1800 player and actually winning after nice combination where I was a piece up. But I couldnt play right from that, we entered the endgame with passed pawns and I so wanted my analysis board... opponent said gg but I wanted to cry
  5. 13 Feb '08 17:46
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Did you guys stop to use it on RHP ? I just played on fics standard game against 1800 player and actually winning after nice combination where I was a piece up. But I couldnt play right from that, we entered the endgame with passed pawns and I so wanted my analysis board... opponent said gg but I wanted to cry
    Seriously, if OTB is important to you, I'd recommend giving up your RHP analysis board. Using it might help your RHP rating, but it's a crutch for your visualization skills. It just depends whether your RHP rating or your OTB rating is more important to you.
  6. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    13 Feb '08 19:58
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    Seriously, if OTB is important to you, I'd recommend giving up your RHP analysis board. Using it might help your RHP rating, but it's a crutch for your visualization skills. It just depends whether your RHP rating or your OTB rating is more important to you.
    Are there some good exercises for serious visalisation improvement? Maybe I should calculate everything in my RHP games wihout analysis board and then check only last time with analysis board to see if I missed something.

    When I play OTB sometimes (ESPECIALLY in distracting enviorement, mostly sound) I am trying to calculate 5 move trade and I just can not visualise it enough fast or accurate... Any help ? I believe it is a common problem so this discussion could help others as well...
  7. 13 Feb '08 20:43
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Are there some good exercises for serious visalisation improvement? Maybe I should calculate everything in my RHP games wihout analysis board and then check only last time with analysis board to see if I missed something.

    When I play OTB sometimes (ESPECIALLY in distracting enviorement, mostly sound) I am trying to calculate 5 move trade and I just can n ...[text shortened]... e... Any help ? I believe it is a common problem so this discussion could help others as well...
    Dan Heisman seems to think one of the best ways to improve visualization is simply to play lots of slow games, moving the pieces around in your head. (I guess playing on RHP without an analysis board would meet that criterion.)

    If you're looking for a book, on Dan's recommended book page, he mentions a self-published book titled "Chess Visualization Course, Book 1: General Tactics", by Ian Anderson.

    http://danheisman.home.comcast.net/~danheisman/Events_Books/General_Book_Guide.htm
  8. 13 Feb '08 22:21
    I am not sure since I haven't read it but I have been told that Kotov's "Think Like a Grandmaster" is basically a work on calculation.
  9. 14 Feb '08 22:20 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    I am not sure since I haven't read it but I have been told that Kotov's "Think Like a Grandmaster" is basically a work on calculation.
    I've read the relevant part of it, and it is. I'd recommend it. by the way, fritz 11 has a great feature called "calculation training", and it's just excellent. if you want to learn more about it, I can get into more detail.
  10. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    15 Feb '08 12:13
    Oh, I would like to hear about calculation training. I bought fritz 10 can this feature be updated or I have to posses fritz 11 ?
  11. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    15 Feb '08 13:12
    Originally posted by diskamyl
    I've read the relevant part of it, and it is. I'd recommend it. by the way, fritz 11 has a great feature called "calculation training", and it's just excellent. if you want to learn more about it, I can get into more detail.
    http://www.batchconverter.com/ChessVisionTrainer-download-18101.shtml

    Any similarities to Fritz calculation training ? I just downloaded this shareware, looks interesting