Chess Beginner Level Lessons with FM Mike Ivanov
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Chess Beginner Level Lessons with FM Mike Ivanov

How to use your pieces and make the best use of them
4.5 (49 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
386 students enrolled
Created by Mike Ivanov
Last updated 9/2018
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Price: $19.99
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Have a working knowledge of chess, enough to play with a friend.
Requirements
  • Have enthusiasm for chess!
Description

In order to use the chess pieces as soldiers in your army rather than just wood/plastic, it's important to understand two aspects. First of all, what are the pieces' abilities and special powers, such as promotion for the pawns and castling for the kings, and second of all, how to use them together towards winning the war, rather than just selfish individuals. This is what the course will show you, through stories and games to illustrate 25 main points. 

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn about chess straight from its basics, even if the student doesn't know how the pieces move yet.
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 03:28:24
+ Basic Rules of Chess
10 lectures 01:05:49
All about Rooks and Queens
06:32
Introduction to the Chess Board
02:36
Check, Checkmate and Stalemate
07:50
The Blunder Check
03:28
Staircase Checkmate
03:42
Castling Rules!
09:28
Structure of the Castle
06:41
Basic Endgame: King and Pawn Versus King
11:31
+ Basic Principles of Chess
15 lectures 02:22:35
The ABC's of Chess Openings
11:37
The En Passant Rule
07:03
3 Steps of Development
12:28
The Pieces have Eyes!
12:00
The Piece Race
12:58
How to Checkmate with a Queen
04:56
How to Checkmate with a Rook
05:05
Fool's Mate and Scholar's Mate
10:57
All About Forks
11:35
All About Pins
07:55
All About Skewers
04:03
King's Pawn Openings
06:23
King Hikes and King Hunts
13:15
Trading Pieces: Attackers vs. Defenders
11:18
Endgame Principles
11:02