Ashley’s “Retrograde Analysis”
GM Maurice Ashley speaks on retrograde analysis.
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GM Maurice Ashley has found his niche as a “chess educator” which is not the run-of-the-mill title for a chess trainer or coach. Ashley is talking chess pedagogy and epistemology these days. In a recent video he speaks on the methods of chess thought. In this five-minute talk, he discusses “retrograde analysis,” one of four methods he highlights to analyze a position. Take a look.
Retrograde analysis can is also used to solve endgame compositions and tactical puzzles. This method is also the reason some trainers teach the endgames first.