Intermediate Chess Lessons with FM Mike Ivanov
What you'll learn
- Students will be able to use tactics like decoys, elimination of defender, and distraction of defender.
- The student should know the basic rules of chess and the basic principles of how to use the pieces such as centralization.
This course takes students who are already familiar with the pieces and how to use them, and teaches them how to use forcing moves and threats to win material and checkmate the king. The first section takes you through the tactical devices and the attacking themes that every good player should know, while the second section takes you through the factors that make up a position so the student has an understanding of which factors to aim for and which to avoid.
Who this course is for:
- Those interested in learning about chess tactics and strategy.
Mike learned chess from the age of 4 and achieved his current title of Fide Master at the age of 20. He has been teaching for over 8 years now and wants to see the next generation of Canadian chess juniors surpass him :). In the future, Mike still wants to attain the International Master title and still plays competitively a few times a year. He tries to teach what he would have liked to be taught when he was growing up, in an entertaining manner based on stories, jokes, and games.