Try Deep

Step 1 : If you are confident that you have visualized the final position take the test: click here

 We are going to try to see as deep as possible. We are not going to stop anywhere in between and look for a better branching move. This is just to practice how to read a variation that already has been analysed. When we reach the end of the analysis do we actually see that position without moving any of the pieces on board? It is this ability to see so deep that we wish to help you develop. Once you have completed a few of these exercises [many more to come] you will find an amazing improvement in your games or your ability to read master annotations.

While you move the mouse pointer over the variation try to imagine the move on the board. If it is difficult half way through start all over again. Please see below the board for further help. It is important to set a time limit for yourself.

Kasparov went on to win the game in a few more moves.
It is amazing to see that Fritz finds the move in 46secs. Practice the depth 12 variation using [L1- learning1] and [T1-test1] links. Once you are familiar with the analysis try to see how the chess engine improves the depth of analysis by actually visualizing the position. Stop at the branching points, for example 26....Rxd6 and analyse how white's 27th move changes from depth 12 to 13. Similar attempt from depth 13 to 14 needs to be done. You will be quite relieved to see that there is no change in analysis from depth 14 to 15.

White to move first Kasparov,G - Topalov,V
b2r3r/k4p1p/p2q1np1/NppP4/3p1Q2/P4PPB/1PP4P/1K1RR3 w - - 0 1

Analysis by Fritz 6:

24.Rxd4 
(-0.62) Depth: 12/33 00:00:46 19973kN 


Learn L1: click here
24.Rxd4 Kb6 25.Nb3 Bxd5 26.Qxd6+ Rxd6 27.Rdd1 Rhd8 28.Re7 h6 
(-0.53) Depth: 12/38 00:01:16 32867kN
Test T1: click here

Learn L2: click here
24.Rxd4 Kb6 25.Nb3 Bxd5 26.Qxd6+ Rxd6 27.Rd2 Rhd8 28.Red1 Ne8 
(-0.53) Depth: 13/37 00:02:14 57661kN
Test T2: click here

24.Rxd4 Kb6 25.Nb3 Bxd5 26.Rxd5 Nxd5 27.Qxf7 Rhf8 28.Qxh7 Rh8 
(-0.44) Depth: 14/38 00:07:48 201721kN
24.Rxd4 Kb6 25.Nb3 Bxd5 26.Rxd5 Nxd5 27.Qxf7 Rhf8 28.Qxh7 Rh8 
(-0.41) Depth: 15/41 00:20:10 518273kN