The Complete Beginner's Guide to Chess
What you'll learn
- Be able to appreciate the fundamentals of chess - opening, middlegame, endgame and within those the most common and important ideas
- Be able to get a complete overview of the key fundamentals of chess in terms of the Opening, Middlegame and Endgame phases of the game
- Be able to know basic opening traps such as the Fool's mate, Scholar's mate and many others
- Be able to know basic endgame mating patterns such as two rooks vs King, Rook vs King, Queen vs King
- Be able to know basic middlegame mating patterns such as back row mate and Smothered mate
- Be able to see Chess is a way of maximising your value chain - opening, middlegame, endgame and other skills like psychology, maximising win probability
- Be able to know the basic pawn structures which often result from many different openings such as the Isolated Queen's Pawn, Doubled pawns, Hanging Pawns
- Be able to know about the major world chess champions and their value-chain strengths such as Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov
- Be able to understand many of the chess terms, and games and puzzles in Netflix Queen's Gambit popular series in a detailed episode by episode manner
- Be able to know how to handle the basic opening traps of Chess and how to set them up for unsuspecting opponents such as an early Queen to h5 attack
- Be able to appreciate the most important fundamentals of Kingscrusher's more advanced courses and be able to advance onto them later like a jigsaw puzzle
- Be able to appreciate the rules of chess for both casual play and later tournament play so you don't risk losing games uncessarily
- Be able to see plenty of examples of the most important chess tactics which will win you many games and enable you to see the true beauty of chess
- Be able to use Opening Systems which can be largely independent of what the opponent does such as the London System, Torre Attack, Colle System
- Be able to know the basic ideas and plans of major Chess openings susch as the French Defence, Sicilian Defence, Nimzo Indian, King's Indian, Slav Defence
- Be able to make use of fun exciting chess gambits which can help stretch and train your tactical abilities such as the King's Gambit
- Be able to make use of key middlegame tactics such as forking, skewering, double attacks, discovered attacks, removing the defender, deflections and more
- Be able to leverage essential endgame concepts and positions such as "Rule of the Square", Triangulation, the Vancura Defence, the Lucena position and others
- Be able to appreciate strong middlegame processes which prioritise forcing moves and enable you to calculate potentially many moves ahead
- Be able to leverage many important crystalised improving tips and winning tips gained from years of experience of Kingscrusher
- Be able to appreciate the instructive value and importance and humour of many famous chess quotations from masters of the past in their thoughts
- Absolutely none - aimed at total chess beginners who don't even know the rules of chess!
Welcome to The Complete Beginner's Guide to Chess! Are you a newcomer to this enthralling game, curious about the rules, and how the pieces move? This comprehensive course, crafted by FIDE CM Kingscrusher, is designed just for you.
What You Will Learn:
Starting from the very basics of chess, this course aims to build a solid foundation for your chess understanding. The course is divided into three main sections – Chess Openings, Middlegame, and Endgame. Each section is further divided into Introduction, Beginner, and Intermediate levels. This structure helps to ensure that each stage of your chess understanding is built on robust principles.
Fundamental understanding of chess rules and piece movements.
Study of various Openings and tactics, including major Opening Gambits.
In-depth exploration of Middlegame tactics and key Endgame positions.
Multiple examples and explanations to reinforce learning.
Utilization of a "concentric circles" model to solidify understanding.
Chess Openings Covered:
We will explore Opening "Systems" that you can use independent of your opponent's moves, major Openings that every player should be aware of, and dynamic Opening Gambits to improve your tactical understanding.
Learn about Forking, Pinning, Skewering, and other crucial tactics.
Delve into essential Endgame concepts like the Opposition, King and pawn vs. King, Triangulation, and more.
Who This Course Is For:
This course is perfect for anyone completely new to chess or anyone wanting to solidify their understanding of the game's basic principles. If you've been inspired by The Queen's Gambit and want to take your first steps in the world of chess, this course is for you.
Who this course is for:
- Absolute beginners
- Intermediate and Advanced players if they have any tiny cracks either technically or philosophically which the course does not shy away from
Dive deep into the intellectual universe of chess with Tryfon Gavriel, famously known to enthusiasts as "Kingscrusher." Beyond my titles as a FIDE Candidate Master and British Regional Chess Master, I am a dedicated chess educator, committed to spreading knowledge and passion for the game.
Decades of Strategic Pursuits My engagement with chess is a 35-year-long odyssey marked by competitive achievements both online and offline, including a peak ICC blitz rating of 2625 and an exceptional ECF grading of 212. My early triumph in the Lloyds Under 18 national UK tournament back in 1989 set the stage for a life steeped in chess, culminating in numerous top finishes in Lichess marathons and more.
Udemy's Chess Luminary While I once enjoyed sharing insights and high-level analysis on my YouTube channel, my current passion lies in crafting comprehensive chess courses for Udemy. My dedication has been recognized with the "highest-rated" award for my detailed course on José Raúl Capablanca's strategies and the "Best Seller" accolade for my "Complete Guide to Chess Tactics," which garnered widespread acclaim shortly after its debut.
Pedagogy that Transforms Teaching chess goes beyond explaining moves on a board. For me, it's about igniting a passion for the sport and developing a deep, enduring understanding of strategic thinking and tactical decision-making. Drawing inspiration from chess titans like Paul Morphy, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer, and Garry Kasparov, my courses offer more than knowledge—they provide a window into the minds of chess's greatest masters.
Your Journey Towards Chess Mastery My offerings on Udemy are designed for learners at all stages of their chess journey. Whether you're just starting or seeking advanced strategies, my courses are a gateway to deeper comprehension and appreciation of chess. Through meticulously designed lessons, I aim to equip you with the skills, confidence, and strategic acumen to elevate your game.
Join me in this exploration of chess, delving into the intricacies that make it a timeless classic. With each lesson, we'll unravel the complexities and joys of chess, fostering not just better players, but lifelong enthusiasts.