Understand Chess Better / Beginner to Intermediate
What you'll learn
- You will know the key strategic and tactical principles of chess
- Your decision-making skills at the chess board will improve
- You will be more in control when playing a chess game against an opponent
- You will know how to work on chess to progress
- You will understand chess game better in general
- You will be familiar with the important areas of chess game
- You will be ready to advance in chess further if you wanted to
- You will have more clarity of what is important in chess studying
- Know how chess pieces move. Be able to set up the starting chess position correctly.
- No competitive chess playing experience needed.
- You need to know what check and checkmate are and the rules around it.
This online chess course will take you beyond the Beginner Chess Level towards the Intermediate Chess Level.
This chess course is designed to give you knowledge of the ins of chess as well as a structure on what to concentrate on when studying chess to get closer to the Intermediate Chess Level.
While there are lots of chess courses available, this course will guide you through the jungle of all the chess material that is available out there by breaking the information into digestible bits.
This chess course is for chess players who have learnt how the chess pieces move, know all the main chess rules and would like to progress to the next level.
Improve at chess as you progress through the course!
In this course, I'll equip you with the knowledge of what is important in chess. Also, there are assignments and extra resources in every section to put that newly gained knowledge into practice!
This chess course will cover all the main areas you need to know to leave the Beginner Chess Level behind.
What you will learn:
the point value of the chess pieces
how to start a chess game correctly
what is important at different stages of the game
a strategic value of chess pieces from the very start of the game
chess pieces changing value throughout the game
castling - its purpose and timing
individual pawn weaknesses and strengths
the types of the centre
features of a pawn structure
How my course will help you to understand and play chess better?
I'll give you the pointers to help you when deciding on the moves in your chess games. By making a more informed decision you will be more in control of what happens in your game.
Chess players rely on their previous knowledge of chess ideas. Therefore, I'll point out the most popular openings for White and Black that withstood the test of time.
Even though the middlegame is the most complicated stage of the game, there are some principles you can follow to know what to do. We will look at planning and chess tactics to help us out.
We will touch base on the endgames as well. Here I will point out the activity of your 'big' pieces and the power of the pawns as two of the most critical areas in the last stage of the game.
What makes me qualified to teach you?
My name is Dagne and I am the International Master with one Grandmaster norm as well as the Woman Grandmaster.
My peak ELO rating is 2450.
I have played professionally and taught chess for 35+ years.
I have participated in 8 Women's Chess Olympiads as well as the European Women's Chess Championships.
A gold medalist on the 1st board at the European Women's Chess Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden.
A qualifier of the last 16 players at the Women's World Chess Championship 2001.
A champion of the Zonal (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) Chess Tournament, a qualifier to the Women's Candidates tournament.
4 times Lithuanian Women's Chess Champion.
The winner of many prizes in various chess tournaments.
Learn from me who is currently teaching chess professionally, who knows the best chess training techniques and who has the International Chess Master title!
Go ahead and click the enrol button, and I'll see you in Lesson 1!
Who this course is for:
- Beginner chess players who would like to understand chess game better
- Adults starting their chess journey or coming back to chess after the break
- Junior chess players who would like more clarity in chess training
During my professional chess career, I have achieved the titles of Woman Chess Grandmaster and International Master (with one Grandmaster norm). Also, ELO rating of 2450 at the peak time of my chess career.
I started playing chess at the age of 6 and have been training, playing and coaching since.
I have played for Lithuania and England Women National Team at The World Chess Olympiads and the European Team Chess Championships for more than 10 years.
The highlights of my chess career are 1st place at the Zonal tournament in Tallinn (Estonia) 1995, qualification to the third round of Women's World Chess Championship 2001, a gold medal at the European Team Championship in Gothenburg (Sweden) 2005.
Today I teach chess professionally online or in-person, write chess articles, create chess courses and run fun chess tournaments.