Questions tagged [visualization]

Visualization refers to the process of chess players imagining the position several moves ahead in their mental calculations.

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How to visualize variations clearly? [duplicate]

So,I'm reading some annotated games and analyzing them in some app.I feel too lazy to make separate moves for the variations give and tend to do them in my head,but i find it difficult to do after say ...
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Suggestions for blindfold exercises

I can know name the color of any square. Does anyone have suggestions for some other visualization exercises I can do to improve my blindfold chess?
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Why do GMs look up during calculations?

I saw some grandmasters looking up or sideways during calculations. Why don't they just look at the board and visualize? Wouldn't that be easier?
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How to visualize in chess?

Skip to 2:08:27 in this video https://youtu.be/nK4SNEbMn7s. What exactly is GMHikaru doing that?How can I be able to do that?Does it comes naturally with practice or their are exercises?
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SCID vs ChessBase - play, analyse, visualization - ubuntu

Please help me or give me the correct terms to find it out. What I want is: Play chess against an engine or repeat an existing game For my current move, I want an analyser to analyse my move, and a ...
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Learning to visualize the board

I have read in several sources, it's a important to be able instantly say what colour a square has or for example, if two pieces are on the same diagonal/rank/file, if their squares are given. And ...
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Calculation and visualisation exercises - do they work?

I would like input from actual experience of improving calculation and visualization: can anyone testify to achieving actual and significant improvement in ability to calculate and visualize as a ...
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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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Is there a way (or tool) to convert games in PGN to notations like the one in the description?

Example: White: Kd6, Rh6 Black: Kd8 1.? Background story: I'm thinking of creating material for developing the visualization skills of my students. If I can convert easy problems to text notations ...
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Does playing tournament chess help one in the field of chess-related math?

A question of personal interest. Is "visualization" of various types of boards and graphs helped along by competitive, tournament play? Of course, I'm assuming play beyond simply knowing how the ...