Chess for Beginners

The course is created with the intent of enabling an absolute beginner to learn the game in a very structured manner
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  • Lectures 39
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • Only requirement is a broadband connection.
  • Would be have nice to have a chess board/chess software to practice

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What 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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:20

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

Section 2: Introduction to the Chess Board and Pieces
00:54

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

01:43

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

06:11

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

05:57

Students will learn how the king moves

02:58

Students will learn how the queen moves

01:52

Students will learn how the pawn moves

02:37

Students will learn how the bishop moves

02:17

Students will learn how the knight moves

01:27

Student will learn a way to practice the knight movement

03:34

Students will learn how the rook moves

03:40

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

05:11

Students will learn about the special move called Castling

03:38

Students will learn about the special move called En Passant

02:33

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

Section 3: Concepts of the game of Chess
04:37

Students will understand the concept of a check

04:04

Students will understand the concept of a checkmate

02:59

Students will understand the concept of a stalemate

Section 4: Basic Tactics
08:00

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

06:46

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

08:27

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

02:36

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

02:26

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

04:51

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

09:02

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

06:50

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

03:01

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

Section 5: Basic Endgames
05:52

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

02:00

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

05:35

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

09:38

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

Section 6: How to play a game
03:28

Students will learn about a few simple opening mates

03:07

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

04:13

Students will learn the concept of attacking the King

04:17

Students will learn the basic concepts of defence

11:32

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

18:08

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

14:02

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

Section 7: Bonus
Bonus Lecture: Contact Details
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Instructor Biography

Mr. Vedant Goswami, 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.

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