How Long Can you Calculate?

Hello ChessMood family!

My question is how many moves are you usually able to calculate, please next to answer also mention your rating!

Brad Pevehouse

Brad Pevehouse 1 week ago

I would like to ask how to improve calculating skills. I can calculate maybe 3 when I do right but sometimes miss calculation. Rating 1412

Hey Brad,

Improving calculation is one of the most pleasant way to train chess, as if usually people are spending time in front of engine for openings, for calculations you need to solve puzzles. Different kind of puzzles, such as middle game calculations, sacrifices, positional sacrifices. On my own example I can remember solving many mate in 4 , mate in 5 examples. It may be a little individual, but in general solving chess problems is a way to improve!

Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 1 week ago

Dependings on the situation. With forced moves I have calculated as deep as 12 or more moves. In a normal position I usually can calculate 5-6 moves. My Rating is just over 1800

Hello Jay,

I agree with your statement that it depends on positions,  probably its easier to say about forced lines , so a result of 12 moves is good enough!

Abhi yadav

Abhi yadav 1 week ago

I can calculate 5 moves ahead if forcing lines.

But in quiet positions I only focus on positional factors such as pawn structure, pawn levers. I only can see 2-3 moves ahead in quiet positions but I can recognize where my pieces needs to go.

I am just 1465 FIDE rated and now I am unable to study.

Positional understanding is very important, but sometimes positions are very concrete, and correct tactical calculations are required. I will recommend to work on calculation improvement, in a very pleasant way of solving chess puzzles.
Abhi yadav

Abhi yadav 1 week ago

Thanks master.