The most common way of improving your chess. Practice your calculation with our chess tactics exercises.
Chess composition is a separate branch of chess, focusing on beauty first and foremost. Nevertheless, apart from their great aesthetic value, chess studies are also incredibly instructive study material.
Practice your calculation while enjoying the chess in its pure artistic form with our chess studies exercises.
Mark Dvoretsky is widely regarded as one of the best chess teachers ever. And indeed, many young Russian talents went through his hands and a lot of them managed to gain the Grandmaster title.
Unfortunately, he has left us prematurely on September 26, 2017, at the age of "only" 69. The silver lining is that he has left us with a huge amount of publications which present a great training material, and many chess player owe the rise of their ELO rating to this great teacher.
Recently, I've started reading his masterpiece, Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual and I have to admit, this book made me realize how far I am from chess mastery.
I was so fascinated with it, that I immediately become one of Dvoretsky's preachers and posted one position as a part of a Quora answer. The answer attracted some interest and I have realized that it might be useful to post Dvoretsky's work and make his examples available to the broader public.
That's why, in this series of posts, we will take positions from his publications and let the readers solve them.
After reading Kasparov's autobiographical work, with the very modest title: "Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov", (more details about this book can be found here) I have realized that, apart from being aesthetic masterpieces, Kasparov's games have a HUGE educational value: they present great training material, especially for calculation exercise.
This is how Play like Kasparov series came to life. We will regularly choose a certain Kasparov game, select a couple of interesting positions and post them as tactical exercises, together with the solution.
Learn from the games of the 13th World Champion. Exercise calculation as you go through the key positions of Garry's career!