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Four Questions, 3rd Video

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  1. Javier Castellote
    March 16th, 2018 at 22:58 | #1

    Jacob, it´s a good idea to ask the four questions during the game? Do you believe that the GM´s will do it?

    Thanks!

  2. Jacob Aagaard
    March 17th, 2018 at 09:07 | #2

    @Javier Castellote
    There are no 4 Questions. The three questions. I know some GMs do it a lot. I used to say that it would drive anyone insane, but then one GM told me he used them all the time and I always add that to the mix. I think it is useful when you do not know what you are doing, but the main idea is for it to be a training method so that once done 500 times, let’s say, you do not have to ask, because your subconscious has already done it for you. But it is just a way to focus on what is most important in the position…

  3. Javier Castellote
    March 17th, 2018 at 12:57 | #3

    What do you mean by the word mix? Think about the positions with the three questions internalized?

  4. Jacob Aagaard
    March 17th, 2018 at 21:32 | #4

    @Javier Castellote
    I include that story it in the explanation of what the questions are for.

  5. Javier Castellote
    March 18th, 2018 at 16:39 | #5

    However, this questions are answered only in “calm positions”, no?

  6. Jacob Aagaard
    March 18th, 2018 at 17:57 | #6

    @Javier Castellote
    You can use the questions in any positions. Their purpose is to sharpen your focus to what is happening in the position. It frequently helps in tactics too.

  7. James Fisher
    March 19th, 2018 at 03:11 | #7

    What is Nikos’s rating? I can’t find him anywhere on fide, uscf, etc…

  8. Jacob Aagaard
    March 19th, 2018 at 11:39 | #8

    1928. He does not play much. His level is roughly 2200, with a lot of weaknesses. In the opening he is about 2500 with a good work ethic.

  9. Javier Castellote
    March 19th, 2018 at 13:16 | #9

    But, Jacob, then, why do you explain the three questions only in simple positions? I didn´t know that they assist also in tactics positions.

  10. Jacob Aagaard
    March 19th, 2018 at 13:54 | #10

    @Javier Castellote
    I don’t recommend using them for improving in tactics. I recommend the gold old tried and tested method of candidate moves. Simply look for options on the board. The rule of tactics is, if it works, it works.

    We will return to the three questions when we talk strategy.

  11. Javier Castellote
    March 19th, 2018 at 14:05 | #11

    Thanks for all.

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