Basic Chess Opening Traps for Beginners

Basic opening traps you should know for beginners and hobby chess players
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (86 ratings)
5,590 students
43min of on-demand video
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You will learn  the most frequently occurring chess traps
The traps in this video lecture will give ideas to try in your own games
You will ready for a tournament game or a fun game with a friend
You will be ready for more advanced chess lessons


  • Basic knowledge about chess and how chess pieces move


Hi guys, my name is Sumit Balan –Welcome to my course on Basic Chess Opening Traps for Beginners you should know and hobby chess players. I will be your instructor for this course and I am so happy to have you here and thank you for enrolling to this course.

Are you a beginner or hobby chess player who wants to learn and start to win more games? Do you want to win a quick game with your friend or in a tournament? This course will teach you the best chess traps so that you can use them in your next game if possible or avoid falling for one. The beauty of chess in the combinations and tactical ideas. A nice trap shows tactical ideas, combinations and fascinating concepts that capture your attention. Chess tricks and tactics will capture your imagination and appreciation as long as you play chess. It will boost your motivation to learn chess, your tactical level and practical results. The advice you to practice these ideas over the chessboard.

Enjoy the traps!

Why am I qualified to teach this course?

Well. Chess is my passion, I learned Chess at an early age of 6 and since then, I have been a keen chess player and studying the game for the past 30 years. I am a chess coach/trainer for professional chess players including Grandmasters and various age groups. I have taken part and won many regional, national and international tournaments over the years.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me directly through my email. You can post your queries in the blog and discussion forum.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners & hobby chess players with a rating below 1600
  • Anybody who wants to enjoy and improve their game


Chess Coach and Business Marketing
Sumit Balan
  • 4.0 Instructor Rating
  • 86 Reviews
  • 5,590 Students
  • 1 Course

Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, Consultant, and Chess Instructor

• Chess instructor.

• Have 15 years of chess teaching and training experience in various levels ranging

from beginner to master level. Former trainer to Grand Master Gopal.G.N.

• Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, and consultant.

• MD and CEO digital transformation company, InnoMind Technologies for the past 7


• Instructor in Digital Marketing and Technology for my second startup, InnoMind

Digital Academy

• Motivational speaker, mentor, and digital strategist

• As a Speaker and presenter, good experience in presenting different topics to a

small and large audience.

• Senior IT professional with over 18 years of Information Technology experience. My

background covers business development, digital strategist, consultancy, solution

design, implementation, support and project management.

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