Chess Training - From Novice to Intermediate Level
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Chess Training - From Novice to Intermediate Level

Step by step approach for Chess learning, blending the theory with practice for best results
4.3 (3 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.
30 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 12.5 hours on-demand video
  • 26 Articles
  • 16 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the Chess game rules
  • Understand Chess Game Phases (Opening, Middlegame, Endgame)
  • Play chess with ease against beginner and intermediate players (1000-1400 ELO)
  • Learn some main chess opening lines and how to build your opening repertoire
  • Learn Chess Strategy concepts and Chess tactics motifs
  • Learn Basic Chess Endgames
  • Have the fundamentals, tips and tools to continue the chess development in the future
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Requirements
  • None. This course is for absolute beginners
Description

This course will walk you through the fundamentals of chess, by giving you a good foundation that you will be learning in a step by step approach.

It will not be limited to the basics, as it will tackle as well the different chess phases, from opening, to middle game and endgame. You will learn chess strategy and chess tactics and will practice them through additional exercises.

The theoretical concepts will be explained in small concise portions and will be complemented with a lot of exercises, quizzes and mini-games to make sure that you grasp well each concept as you move forward.

By the end of this course you should be able to have all the required knowledge to compete with 1200-1400 ELO rated chess players.

You will learn a lot of practical tips, tools and methods to continue developing your chess skills even after completing this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn chess, step by step
  • Anyone who wants to move from Novice, to beginner to Intermediate Chess Level
  • Any parents wanting to help their children learn chess
  • Anyone who wants to learn the tools and methodology to improve his Chess skills
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Curriculum For This Course
120 Lectures
12:49:13
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Section 1 - Course Introduction
4 Lectures 08:35

What is Chess and what are its benefits?
03:48

Origins of Chess
01:59

Quick Summary
00:44
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Section 2 - Basic Rules - The Board and the Pieces
11 Lectures 45:21

The King
03:22

The Rook
05:03

The Bishop
04:34

Mini Game - The King, Rooks and Bishops
04:25

The Queen
04:00

The Knight
04:54

Mini Game - Knights and Queens
03:54

The Pawn
06:58

Pawns - Mini Game
02:56

Quiz
5 questions

Quick Summary
01:43
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Section 3 - Basic Rules - Attack and Defense
5 Lectures 25:06
Pieces Values
05:31

How to attack a piece
04:15

How to defend a piece
08:06

Trading pieces
06:16

Quiz
3 questions

Quick Summary
00:58
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Section 4 - Basic Rules - Special Moves
4 Lectures 16:06
Castling
07:00

En Passant
04:09

Pawn Promotion
03:36

Quiz
3 questions

Quick Summary
01:21
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Section 5 - Basic Rules - Check, Checkmate and Stalemate
7 Lectures 39:38
What is Check?
04:35

How to move out of Check?
06:13

How to Checkmate?
06:22

Checkmate Examples in Practice
12:06

Stalemate and Draw
08:36

Quiz
3 questions

Quick Summary
01:22

Exercise#1 - Checkmate in 1 Move
00:24
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Section 6 - Chess Game Phases
6 Lectures 51:37
Chess Opening
10:49


Chess Middlegame
16:16

Chess Endgame
16:21

Quick Summary
01:39

Exercise#2 - Checkmate in 1 Move
00:31
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Section 7 - Starting your First Game
5 Lectures 41:30
My first game
17:12

Game Notation Principles
10:06

Chess Notation in Practice
12:57

Quick Summary
01:08

Exercise#3 - Checkmate in 1 Move
00:06
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Section 8 - Chess Strategy - Part1
5 Lectures 26:20
Protecting the king
10:03

Pieces attacks and exchanges
04:13

Development and best usage of pieces
04:58

Controlling the center
05:41

Quiz
3 questions

Quick Summary
01:25
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Section 9 - Tactics - Part 1
9 Lectures 01:06:57
Forks
12:00

Back Rank Mate
09:58

Trapped Piece
07:05

Discovered Check
06:09

Discovered Attack
09:46

Pin
11:06

Skewer
08:34

Quick Summary
01:38

Exercise#4 - Tactics
00:41
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Section 10 - Practicing, Tournaments and Rating System
6 Lectures 35:51
How to practice chess?
05:16

Chess Tournament rules
05:49

Chess rating system
05:06

How to Improve at Chess?
17:00

Quiz
3 questions

Quick Summary
02:02

Exercise - Tactics
00:37
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About the Instructor
Michael Khadra
4.3 Average rating
3 Reviews
30 Students
1 Course
Technology Consultant and Chess Instructor and Passionate

Chess instructor and passionate.

Have a 5 years chess teaching experience with tens of people including colleagues, friends and family with different levels of chess knowledge, including my three children who started learning chess with me when they were 3 years old.

Instructor in Networking and data center solutions for the last 4 years. 

Good experience in presenting different topics to small and large audience.

Senior IT professional with over 14 years of Information Technology experience and deep network, systems and data center infrastructure background covering consultancy, solution design, implementation, support and project management.

Have expertise in Cisco Routing, Switching, Security and Data Center solutions in addition to HP and EMC servers, storage, replication, data protection and business continuity solutions.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert in Routing and Switching (CCIE# 36717).

Mr. Bassam El Bouery
4.3 Average rating
3 Reviews
30 Students
1 Course
Information Technology Consultant

Senior Information Technology Consultant in data center solutions, with large expertise in sales and presales roles across different countries in the middle east and Africa region.

Chess fan as a student with continuous reading and learning and as an instructor teaching my children and several friends. 

Good experience in teaching and presenting different topics for small and large audience.

Teacher with sense of humor and patience to make sure that the message is well conveyed.