Chess 101- Everything you need to know about the basics
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Chess 101- Everything you need to know about the basics

Learn the rules, strategies, and basic tactics of chess
3.6 (22 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
939 students enrolled
Created by Praveen Sagar
Last updated 2/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Set up a chessboard
  • Name the chess pieces
  • Name the squares on the board
  • Understand the rules & objective of the game
  • Know how each piece moves and captures
  • How to attack with the chess pieces
  • How to defend with the chess pieces
  • Understand what illegal moves are
  • Know how to checkmate the king
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Requirements
  • An internet connection
Description

Chess 101 is an easy-to-follow video series that simplifies the process of learning the chess basics. The course focuses on teaching a beginner about the rules of Chess, the movements & value of each chess piece, and the basic chess strategies ideal for a beginner to know. There are over 23 Lectures that cover a variety of topics that are sure to train a beginner the essentials of Chess. The course will also have chess quiz questions at the end of each section for the student to reflect his/her understanding on the chess material taught. A beginner is guaranteed to have improved his/her chess knowledge at the end of this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners of all ages from 5+ and above
  • Anyone interested in learning the game and starting with the basics
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 25 Lectures Collapse All 25 Lectures 01:37:36
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Course Overview
1 Lecture 04:54
Welcome to Chess 101
04:54
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Everything you need to know about the basics
4 Lectures 20:12

Introducing each of the chess pieces, and the value of each piece.

An introduction to the Chess Pieces
10:16

Understanding what the squares on the chessboard represent. The difference between 'Ranks' and 'Files'

Ranks and Files
03:17

Identifying the squares on the Chessboard and learning how to name those squares correctly

Naming the Squares
02:44

Learning the right way to set up a Chessboard correctly.

Setting up a Chessboard
03:55

Complete this test to reflect your understanding of this section

Mastery: Test yourself on the basics
7 questions
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How do the pieces move
6 Lectures 21:17

Learning about how does the pawn move and capture on the board

The Pawn
04:50

Learning about how does the bishop move and capture on the board

The Bishop
02:58

Learning about how does the Rook move and capture on the board

The Rook
03:58

Learning about how does the Queen move and capture on the board

The Queen (The Strongest Piece)
02:14

Learning about how does the King move and capture on the board

The King (Most Important Piece)
02:47

Learning about how does the Knight move and capture on the board

The Knight
04:30

Mastery: Test your knowledge in this section
6 questions
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Rules of playing
5 Lectures 14:18

Understanding what the objective of chess is, which is putting your opponents king in 'Checkmate'

The objective of the game
03:24

Explaining what a 'check' is, which is when the king is under attack but not yet in a 'checkmated' position

The concept of 'check'
02:41

What is 'Castling' and how does a King castle

Castling
02:15

What happens when a pawn reaches the last rank on the chessboard (promoting to another piece)

Pawn promotion
02:15

What are illegal moves and some basic examples of illegal moves

Illegal moves
03:43

Mastery: Test your knowledge in this section
7 questions
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How to Attack
5 Lectures 15:46

The basics of attacking in chess start with controlling the center of the board

Control the center of the board
03:18

The importance of developing your minor pieces and bringing them out to the center

Developing Knights & Bishops first
05:09

Learning what hanging pieces are, and when to take advantage of them

Hanging pieces
01:59

Learning the concept of exchanging pieces (also known as trading pieces) and when to use them to your advantage

Exchanging pieces
02:15

Understanding how to attack a king and especially taking advantage when he is unprotected

Attacking the king
03:05

Mastery: Test your knowledge in this section
6 questions
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How to Defend
2 Lectures 08:24

What you should look for when your opponent makes a move. The art of defending your pieces by protecting one another, or moving to a safer square when under attack

Identifying threats and Defending
03:08

Getting your king safe by castling as early as possible

Protecting your king
05:16

Mastery: Test your knowledge in this section
5 questions
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A Complete Game
1 Lecture 08:30

A complete game played between two players to illustrate an example of a complete legal game of chess

Black vs. White (A complete game)
08:30
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The Conclusion
1 Lecture 04:15
The Next Steps
04:15
About the Instructor
Praveen Sagar
3.6 Average rating
22 Reviews
939 Students
1 Course
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