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.
Introducing each of the chess pieces, and the value of each piece.
Understanding what the squares on the chessboard represent. The difference between 'Ranks' and 'Files'
Identifying the squares on the Chessboard and learning how to name those squares correctly
Learning the right way to set up a Chessboard correctly.
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Learning about how does the pawn move and capture on the board
Learning about how does the bishop move and capture on the board
Learning about how does the Rook move and capture on the board
Learning about how does the Queen move and capture on the board
Learning about how does the King move and capture on the board
Learning about how does the Knight move and capture on the board
Understanding what the objective of chess is, which is putting your opponents king in 'Checkmate'
Explaining what a 'check' is, which is when the king is under attack but not yet in a 'checkmated' position
What is 'Castling' and how does a King castle
What happens when a pawn reaches the last rank on the chessboard (promoting to another piece)
What are illegal moves and some basic examples of illegal moves
The basics of attacking in chess start with controlling the center of the board
The importance of developing your minor pieces and bringing them out to the center
Learning what hanging pieces are, and when to take advantage of them
Learning the concept of exchanging pieces (also known as trading pieces) and when to use them to your advantage
Understanding how to attack a king and especially taking advantage when he is unprotected
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
Getting your king safe by castling as early as possible
A complete game played between two players to illustrate an example of a complete legal game of chess
If you desire to invest in your child’s mental & intellectual growth, there is no better tool to facilitate that development than scholastic chess.
Whether you dream of your child entering academics, creative arts, sports, business or professional service, give your child this gift of lifelong learning & development. You’ll be surprised how far flung and long lasting the impact can be.
ZugZwang Chess School offers online group sessions, one-to-one Skype sessions, as well as onsite classroom sessions. Our trainers with over 10+ years of coaching experience are equipped to provide the optimal learning method for each student of different levels; right from Beginner to Advanced.
We set rating targets as well as specific goals & milestones for each student and track their progress throughout their learning cycle.
Praveen Sagar works as a full-time chess coach & mentor at the ZugZwang Chess School and has over 5+ years of experience in teaching beginners & intermediate players how to be a better Chess player.