Date Published: 2016-07-28
Today I’ll talk with you about 5 fundamental teaching techniquesthat each player must use to raise his level in chess. Step by step, we will consider techniques that will help you strengthen your game.
The decision of tactics, etudes and chess compositions should be the first step for everyone who wants to improve themselves.
The next step should include the study of the Masters / Grandmasters games. However, one should not move quickly to this step. First you need to get to know simple tactics, such as fork, double attack, bundle, end-to-end attack, simple matte nets, etc. Not knowing the basic techniques, it will be difficult for you to analyze the parties of strong players.
I would also like to add a few words about the parties of the masters. Ideally, when you first watch a game, then study it without reading comments and see how you can understand the various moves. Pay attention to the game plan, tactics, mistakes, the transition from the middlegame to the endgame, etc. Put yourself in the place of the player and try to analyze the position from their point of view. As you watch the game, stop and ask yourself: “How would I play here?". Try to understand the ideas that are behind the moves.
After the preliminary work has been done, it is necessary to re-review the game with comments and fill in the gaps that you missed during the introspection. This approach to learning is more productive and profitable than just reading the comments and watching the game. Some chess trainers recommend viewing games even 4-5 times in order to better understand and remember the material studied.