Calculation Masterclass with IM Erlend Mikalsen

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calculation mastermindGet access to this unique chess calculation training program that blends intuition, forcing moves and brute force into a tool for looking deeply into chess positions.

IM Erlend Mikalsen is a highly experienced tournament player and has been coaching ambitious players for 8 years already – leading 3 of his pupils to FM strength in a very short time (a couple of years).

What can IM Erlend teach you in this chess calculation training program?

One of the biggest stumbling points for aspiring players is miscalculation.

How many times have you found yourself saying “Oh! I didn’t see that” or “Yeah, I was doing okay, but missed bishop takes pawn”?

It is SUPER common, and these miscalculations are most likely losing you games.

calculation masterclass

You’ll discover how to instantly spot the critical moments where the calculation is needed, how to calculate precisely when defending against an attack, tactical wizardry and even the 5 most common calculation mistakes.

This stunning course gives you 10 hours of HD video lessons, comprehensive PGN files of all content, and access to the highly useful course practicum.

What’s Inside?

  • How to Rapidly Calculate Passed Pawn Breakthroughs! When pawns start to arrive on your opponent’s half of the board, that’s when the magic happens…IM Erlend trains you to instantly spot the motif and then how to make stunning ideas work in your own games!
  • How to Blend Intuition with Precise Calculation! Kramnik once remarked that “calculation is defensive in nature, while attacking is intuition” – both of these mental tools are vital in chess, IM Erlend assures that your intuition is fine-tuned to find the right ideas, while your calculation can see deeply enough to confirm their accuracy!
  • How to Defend like a Perfect Engine! His pieces are around your king, but the sacrifice smells a bit fishy…so easy to go wrong though! In chapter 12 you’ll discover a powerful method for defending against any kind of attack and most importantly, not blundering!

It’s time to polish this extremely important chess skill to master level!

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Running Time

10+ hours


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Content Outline


General Introduction
Introduction to the Process of Calculation
Chapter 1 – Pawn Endings 1
Chapter 2 – Pawn Endings 2
Chapter 3 – Games 1
Chapter 4 – Games 2
Chapter 5 – Games 3
Chapter 6 – Games 4
Chapter 7 – Games 5
Chapter 8 – Critical Positions
Chapter 9 – Solving Tactics 1
Chapter 10 – Solving Tactics 2
Chapter 11 – Defense 1
Chapter 12 – Defense 2
Chapter 13 – Less Forcing Positions 1
Chapter 14 – Less Forcing Positions 2
Chapter 15 – Less Forcing Positions 3
Chapter 16 – Strategical Positions
Chapter 17 – Common Mistakes 1
Chapter 18 – Common Mistakes 2
Chapter 19 – Summary