Chess.com Resources for Improving Tactical Skill Part 2

After publishing an article on Chess.com resources for improving tactical skill, I received numerous requests to write up a sequel.

This time the target audience consists of those who completed all the tactical training recommended in the first article and/or those above 1400 USCF/FIDE strength-wise.

Homework Plan for 1400 – 1800 USCF/FIDE Chess Players for Improving Tactics:

* Spend 30 minutes DAILY doing problems from Chess.com’s Tactics Trainer:

http://www.chess.com/tactics/

 

Watch the following chess videos:

http://www.chess.com/video/player/a-cautionary-tale

http://www.chess.com/video/player/tactics-do-grow-on-strategies-1

http://www.chess.com/video/player/tactics-do-grow-on-strategies-2

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation—part-1

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation—part-2

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation—part-3

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation—part-42

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation—part-5

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation—part-6

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation—part-7

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation—part-8

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-technique-of-calculation—part-9

 

http://www.chess.com/video/player/forcing-the-game-tempo-moves—part-1

http://www.chess.com/video/player/forcing-the-game-tempo-moves—part-2

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-art-of-tempo-moves-in-chess—part-3

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-art-of-tempo-moves-in-chess—part-4

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-art-of-tempo-moves-in-chess—part-5

 

http://www.chess.com/video/player/exploring-tactical-motifs-the-greek-gift-sacrifice—part-1

http://www.chess.com/video/player/exploring-tactical-motifs-the-greek-gift-sacrifice—part-2

 

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-1

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-2

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-4

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-5

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-7

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-8

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-9

http://www.chess.com/video/player/the-10-best-moves-of-all-time-10

 

Do these chess mentor courses:

 

Premature Attacks on the King: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=335

The Power of the Capture-Check: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=308

Step Up in Tactics: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=6

Chess Traps and Miniatures Part 1: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=131

Intermediate Tactics: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=8

Silman Teaches Tactics 1: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=15

Amazing Combos of Mikhail Tal 1: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=356

Combinations of Mikhail Tal: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=312

Combinations of Alexander Alekhine: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=320

Finding Tricky Tactics: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=251

Advanced Tactics: http://www.chess.com/chessmentor/view_course?id=10

 

Doing all of this work will definitely help improve your tactical skill and awareness.

Though again, the chess mentor courses and videos are only accessible by diamond members. I believe chess.com has a free one week or two week trial you could take advantage of.

 

I’d also like to let all of my potential future students know that I only have time for two more chess students for one-on-one lessons. My hourly rate is $30 but the first hour is discounted to $25.

That’s all for today everybody. I will compile resources for advanced players in the near future so stay tuned!

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