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  1. 05 Apr '05 12:24
    Hi! Does anyone have any good tips to help me improve my visualisation skills? I'm a fairly good OTB player but I can't really get much further than move 12 in blindfold chess. Can anyone lend some advice?
    Thanks

    Mr Nice Guy
  2. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Apr '05 17:09
    Originally posted by Mr Nice Guy
    Hi! Does anyone have any good tips to help me improve my visualisation skills? I'm a fairly good OTB player but I can't really get much further than move 12 in blindfold chess. Can anyone lend some advice?
    Thanks

    Mr Nice Guy
    Take off your blindfold.
  3. 05 Apr '05 17:14
    how much visualization does one need any way? Planning 12 moves ahead seems like its long enough to se ahead anyways.
  4. 05 Apr '05 18:28
    do tactics puzzles in your head. I think on chessbase they have ninja puzzles or something like that and they are tactical puzzles but you have to visualize the position a couple of moves after before solving the tactic. So basically you take a tactic puzzles, take back 2 moves for each side and then solve it.
  5. 05 Apr '05 19:16
    Originally posted by Samdogg
    how much visualization does one need any way? Planning 12 moves ahead seems like its long enough to se ahead anyways.
    Playing 12 moves into a blindfold game is not necessarily the same thing as seeing ahead 12 moves from a middlegame position. You're used to your opening moves and have seen them a thousand times. I'd recon sombody who normally can play 12 moves into a blindfold game wouldn't normally do so well if their opponent played some bizzare opening.

    I'd suggest the CVT (Chess Visualization Training) website. There are online excercises and now a downloadable version as well.

    http://www.janmatthies.info/chess/cvt/cvt.htm
  6. 06 Apr '05 10:44
    Yeah. That's right. When someone plays an unfamiliar opening, it tends to make it worse. After a while I end up forgetting where pieces are as I try to calculate further into the position.
    Thanks for the website. I'll check it out.
  7. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    06 Apr '05 14:45
    Never forget the old saying.
  8. 07 Apr '05 12:17
    Which saying is that?
  9. 07 Feb '09 04:56
    There's a book that specializes in improving a person's visualization skills called "Chess Visualization Course, Book 1: General Tactics". It has like 800 exercises in it, all taken from real games. The website (www.chessvisualization.com) has some sample exercises taken from the book that show you what the book's about.
  10. 07 Feb '09 13:16
    I'd rather have my leg cut off than have to plan/visualize 12 moves ahead!

    grit