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I'm wondering, what is the equivalent method of practicing tactics methodically in chess? Would it be to practice one motif repeatedly? Or is it to practice blitz+standard? Neither. In the chess world it seems to be to use some variation of "spaced repetition". There is a great answer by BlindKungFuMaster to a different question which says: ...


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What was the best move in this position for white? QxQ is the best move. White is a piece up so the best plan is to try and exchange pieces. Once only the pawns and white's last piece are left the win becomes very easy. QxQ is a great way to start implementing that plan. Could white have won this game? White has more than enough material to deliver ...


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Yes, white can win this game. All you have to do is exchanging the pieces. Think like that; For example, you have 1000 soldier and the opponent have 950 soldiers. You do not know that you are going to win this war or not. Think about 51 to 1. You definitely win the war. When you are piece up, the main strategy is exchanging the pieces as much as you can. If ...


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I think I need to first clear up a misconception you have: Forcing a mate with only one rook is impossible so white has no choice BUT to promote to a queen. I eventually took his pawn. The best case scenario is a draw for him now. This is false. A king and rook can, in fact, force checkmate upon a lone king. You should learn the technique ASAP. (It may be ...


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Very simple. Learn endgames. If you knew much about endgames then you would know that in rook and pawn endgames your rook belongs behind your passed pawn. Knowing that on move 39 you wouldn't have played the pointless Kd5. Instead you would have played 39...a5 with the intention of following this with 40...a4 41...Ra5 and then just keep pushing the a pawn. ...


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I'd recommend starting off with traditional puzzle solving. Once you get to whatever your target range is and have a good accuracy rate (80-100%) and you can finish each of the puzzles in 45 seconds or less, move on to puzzle rush. Of course, when you get to 100 - 200 points below your target, and are accurate and quick, you could gradually start moving on ...


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