Chess for Beginners
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Chess for Beginners

The course is created with the intent of enabling an absolute beginner to learn the game in a very structured manner
4.4 (18 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.
1,301 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2015
English
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What Will I Learn?
Learn the basics of the game in structured manner.
Focus of developing a method of thinking in the beginner. Give the right beginning to your young genius.
Pace yourself at your own comfort level.
Ideal for students not able to attend a live class due to time/ logistics concerns or unable to find a professional coach.
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Requirements
  • Only requirement is a broadband connection.
  • Would be have nice to have a chess board/chess software to practice
Description

The course is created with the intent of enabling an absolute beginner to learn the game in a very structured manner and be able to reach a level of tournament participation at the completion of the course. Ideal for beginners aged 5 years onwards and expects parental participation.

At the end of the course, students would be familiar with:

1. Introduction to chess board and arranging the pieces

2. Introduction to pieces, their value and movements

3. Check, checkmate and stalemate

4. Special moves - Castling, Pawn promotion ( Queening and underpromotion), En Passant

5. Introduction to basic tactical themes like pin, fork, skewer, double attack, back rank mate, discovered attack, Destroying the defender, Mate in one

6. Basic opening tips. Standard tricks and traps !!

7. Basic ending techniques. Checkmate with queen and Rook

8. Basic introduction to FIDE tournament rules

9. Expert tips on self study and self improvement


Benefits:

1. Learn the basics of the game in structured manner.

2. Focus of developing a method of thinking in the beginner. Give the right beginning to your young genius.

3. Learn at the comfort of your home. Only requirement is a broadband connection.

4. Pace yourself at your own comfort level.

5. Learn at a comfortable time of your choosing.

6. Ideal for students not able to attend a live class due to time/ logistics concerns or unable to find a professional coach.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for the absolute beginner
  • This course can also be taken by students who know chess but need to understand the basic tactics involved in the game
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:20

An introduction to the course, the instructor and what you can expect at the end of completing this course

Preview 01:20
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Introduction to the Chess Board and Pieces
14 Lectures 44:32

The student will learn how to setup the board and pieces to start a game of chess

Introduction to the Chess Board
00:54

Students will learn about the concepts of files, ranks and diagonals which will be referenced through the course

Preview 01:43

Students will learn about how a game of chess is written down and how to write and read the same

Chess Notation
06:11

Students will learn how the king moves

Preview 05:57

Students will learn how the queen moves

Movement of the Queen
02:58

Students will learn how the pawn moves

Movement of the pawn
01:52

Students will learn how the bishop moves

Preview 02:37

Students will learn how the knight moves

Movement of the Knight
02:17

Student will learn a way to practice the knight movement

Practice for Knight Movement
01:27

Students will learn how the rook moves

Movement of the Rook
03:34

Students will learn about the value of the various pieces in the game

Value of the pieces
03:40

Students will learn about the special move called Castling

Special moves 1 -- Castling
05:11

Students will learn about the special move called En Passant

Special Moves 2 -- en Passant
03:38

Students will learn about the special move called "Pawn Promotion"

Special Moves 3 -- Pawn Promotion
02:33
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Concepts of the game of Chess
3 Lectures 11:40

Students will understand the concept of a check

Concept of Check
04:37

Students will understand the concept of a checkmate

Preview 04:04

Students will understand the concept of a stalemate

Concept of Stalemate
02:59
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Basic Tactics
9 Lectures 51:59

Student will learn about the tactic called as a "Pin"

Preview 08:00

Student will learn about the tactic called as a "Checkmate in 1" (part 1 of 2)

Checkmate in 1 Part 1
06:46

Student will learn about the tactic called as a "Checkmate in 1" (part 2 of 2)

Checkmate in 1 Part 2
08:27

Student will learn about the tactic called as a "Fork"

Preview 02:36

Student will learn about the tactic called as a "Skewer"

Skewer
02:26

Student will learn about the tactic called as a "Double Attack"

Double Attack
04:51

Student will learn about the tactic called as a "Discovered Check / Attack"

Discovered Check / Attack
09:02

Student will learn about the tactic called as "Destryoing the Defender"

Destroying the defender
06:50

Students will learn how to checkmate using a technique called "BackRank Checkmate"

Back Rank Checkmate
03:01
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Basic Endgames
4 Lectures 23:05

Students will learn how to checkmate with a lone King and Queen

Preview 05:52

Students will learn how to checkmate with a lone King and 2 Rooks

Checkmate with king and 2 rooks
02:00

Students will learn how to checkmate with a lone King and Rook

Checkmate with king and rook
05:35

Students will learn about the concept of "Opposition" and how to play the endgame with a king and pawn vs. king

Opposition
09:38
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How to play a game
7 Lectures 58:47

Students will learn about a few simple opening mates

Simple Opening Mates
03:28

Students will learn about a trap in the opening called the "Copy Cat Trap"

Copy Cat Move Opening Trap
03:07

Students will learn the concept of attacking the King

Preview 04:13

Students will learn the basic concepts of defence

Basics of Defence
04:17

Students will learn from a Master Game (1 of 3)

Master Game 1
11:32

Students will learn from a Master Game (2 of 3)

Master Game 2
18:08

Students will learn from a Master Game (3 of 3)

Master Game 3
14:02
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Bonus
1 Lecture 00:05
Bonus Lecture: Contact Details
00:05
About the Instructor
Mr. Vedant Goswami
4.4 Average rating
18 Reviews
1,301 Students
1 Course
International Chess Player/Coach

Vedant Goswami is an international Chess player and coach with more than 20 years of playing and training experience. Vedant heads the Bangalore Chess Academy and has trained more 2000 students till date since its establishment in 2005. More than 100 students have gone on to achieve International FIDE Rating and many more particpate in state and national level events.

Vedant has participated in more than 250 tournaments from the district to the International level and achieved a highest FIDE rating of 2317.