… how many moves can you see ahead?
Chess visualization skill is vital to improve your chess game
Chess visualization is an essential chess skill – it helps you not only when you play chess, but also enables you get more value from your chess training time!
The ability to clearly visualize imaginary positions in your mind will have a significant impact on your chess tactics awareness and in planning your strategy. Chess visualization training should have priority in your chess training schedule, particularly if you have not focused on your chess visualization skills before.
Why is it important to master chess visualization skills?
In chess match situations where the player may not visually execute the moves on the board itself, the ability to visualize is critical in order to evaluate the possible further development of a game; and as such chess visualization skills significantly determines the strength of a player. Chess skills such as tactical prowess, strategic knowledge and positional insight can only be utilized in conjunction with a measure of chess visualization.
Your knowledge of chess plays a significant role determining how well you can play and how high your chess rating can get. However, your knowledge relies substantially on a well developed calculation and chess visualization skill in order to be effective. Do the training exercises in the visualization training room and use the Visualwize chess visualization training tool to rapidly improve your chess visualization skill.
How can chess tactics visualization skill be trained?
- The special visualization exercises on this website.
- Visualwize training software [READ MORE ABOUT VISUALWIZE].
- Playing blindfold chess.
- Solving chess puzzles by only looking at the diagram and considering forward moves without actually making the moves on a board.
- Playing against computer software with the ability to hide certain pieces or keep the shown position a few half moves behind the actual position.
Tip: Playing blindfold chess is very hard and is debatable as to how much it actually develops your chess visualization skills. However, it is a great way to help you develop the habit of thinking about the roles of all your pieces! For this purpose, it is quite acceptable to keep an empty chessboard in front of you while you play.
Tip: If you have not particularly focused on training your chess visualization skills before, give it a high priority for the next 3 months of your chess training schedule. This will give your chess visualization skills a significant boost and even benefit your training in other areas of the game.