Originally posted by Kirwan
If p x Q
B g7+ KxB
N x e8+
Ah, you found Bg7+!!
This was really a test for you fast tactics supporters.
Wormwood and Jusuh, honeslty would you have found Bg7+?
Because Nxe8 instead of Bg7+ and black is winning.
That's why I prefer slow tactics. You still get the patterns instilled in your brain (slower then fast tactics) but you build calculation as the same time.
So if you get this position in OTB, you clock is ticking, sure you see Qxd4 is good, but would you play it?
If you calculate wrong, you might see Nxe8 instead of Bg7+ and not sac your queen. You might play some other move, and lose the game.
Or you might calculate right, and play Bg7+ and win the game.
My name is Rahim, and I am a supporter of slow tactics
Just an opinion, but instead of doing fast tactics and then learning to calculate,
Why not do slow tactics and learn to calculate at the same time? It's 2 for 1. After enough slow tactics, the patterns will stick in your head, and it will be just like doing fast tactics.