Here you will find training positions, and Carlos will try to publish them three per week.
As you have read in “A fair warning” (the column at your right) , you won’t find easy positions; this section is conceived to grind your neurons. This is a great resource and you should take advantage of it, Carlos haven’t found this concept in any part of the web.
Currently there are 73 positions.
A practical advice about this kind of chess training:
- It’s recommended to use a chess clock programed to 20 minutes, minimum, and try to extract the position’s secrets, writing down everything you are able to spot. The studious player is almost certain to have heard of this training method; who didn’t, it doesn’t matter: is in this site’s nature to explain about different training methods in Chess. Meanwhile, you only need a clock, a pen and a paper (and of course a board with its pieces). You only need that because is all what you get when you are in a chess tournament.
- Due to this chess positions are chosen from the grandmasters’ daily practice, maybe in some (or in many!) of them you won’t be able to get the whole solution. if that is the case, you can click in the links provided below of every diagram. Gradually I will publish links to downloadable PDFs documents with the whole lesson and more visually pleasing, and a better organization than the Facebook page of ChessForReal/AjedrezDeEntrenamiento has… This way you will can have it with the whole explanation, the why and the how. (Please, notice if you are not a “fan”, it would greatly appreciated you “like it”) These PDFs will be optimized for printing and the idea is for you to study in front of a real board.
- I advise you to prepare a binder where you should save the printings and consult them often… because as the time passes your understanding of chess will grow and you will observe these positions with another eyes and you will learn new things that in the beginning you couldn’t see. This is valid in the case you understood the lesson, or you just got lost the first time. If this happens, do not worry, is very normal.
Carlos can´t wish you luck, because in Chess there is no luck, but Bon Appetit!
Ad Majorem Caissa Gloriam!