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Questions tagged [board-vision]

Board vision is the ability to see the whole board and register what is going on.

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Why isn't chess played with flat pieces?

I was wondering why Chess isn't played with flat pieces, like Shogi is, or like how Chess itself is represented online (where people mostly play with flat 2d pieces even though most sites also have a ...
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Is there a method or tip to best memorize current enemy pieces' movements?

I have started to play Chess again after a few years. It is not difficult to reproduce an opening or sticking with a plan during the middlegame, but the most difficult to me is to keep track of enemy ...
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Mental models in chess

In “Chess as a Behavioral Model for Cognitive Skill Research,” Mechner writes the following about mental representation of the game by blindfold chess masters: But the bombshell, which prompts the ...
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What is the best way to improve visualization? [duplicate]

Visualization (seeing a chessboard, where the pieces are and how they can move moves ahead in your mind) is an important part of tactics and calculation. What is the best way (or a good way) to ...
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How to visualize a position

I'm a decent player and am pretty good at tactics and visualizing series of moves with a board in front of me. However I have an extremely difficult time visualizing positions and moves purely in my ...
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Following the moves from the black’s point of view

I am an intermediate level chess enthusiast. I have noticed that one of the main hindrances that slows down my progress is that I have never been able to internalize the algebraic notation and lack a ...
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I blunder too much on wooden sets?

I have played 99% of my games online, I have seen and learn almost everything related to chess with the fonts Alpha or Mérida, either through diagrams or games, etc . However, when I play with actual ...
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What thought process should one use to find candidate moves?

Do you have a thought process for finding candidate moves? Once you find all possible candidate moves, how do you narrow it down to your final choice? Regarding the process, do you have a ...
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What are techniques to improve the number of moves thought through in advance?

I read somewhere that on average a GM can think up to 10-15 moves ahead in tactical positions. Is there any specific technique to improve this depth? Please do not provide a generic answer on how to ...