Learn Chess from a Nut!

Beginner's guide to learning chess. Very easy course with nice animations and soothing graphics.
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

This course features an extremely easy to follow animated presentation covering the basics of chess. You will learn the absolute essentials of the game including how to set up the board, how the pieces move and how to play. This course is great for beginners and will guide you through the basics of how to properly play the game.

BENEFITS OF THIS COURSE

In this course you will learn how to properly set up the chess board and where to place the pieces. We will go over where the pieces are positioned on the board, how the pieces move including how they capture other pieces and their basic powers.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is perfect for anyone interested in learning how to play chess and has zero to minimal knowledge. The course is organized in a structure that is easy to follow and review if needed. The course is great for children ages seven and above. The course is also great for senior citizens including grandparents.

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

Chess does not have to be a hard game to learn to play you just need proper instruction. This course is designed to explain the absolute basics of chess to anyone interested in learning how to play the game.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to set up the board and the pieces
  • Learn each piece and how they move
  • How to capture other pieces
  • How to win the game
  • Exceptions and basic rules of the game
  • The benefits of chess
  • Common myths and misperceptions about chess

Thanks for your interest! I hope you enjoy the course.

What are the requirements?

  • No requirements just a willingness to learn the basics of chess
  • A chess board and chess pieces are not required to take this course
  • Students would benefit best if they focus and pay attention to the lectures
  • Each section has a quiz at the end, it is recommended to pass the quiz before advancing

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the basics of chess
  • How to set up and play
  • How the pieces move and capture
  • How the pieces can work together
  • How to win the game
  • Learn exceptions and rules
  • Learn the benefits of playing chess
  • Learn common myths and misperceptions about chess
  • Learn the future of chess and technology

What is the target audience?

  • Available for all ages who have an interest
  • Perfect for children under ten
  • Great for grandparents and senior citizens
  • Teens and adults who have a desire to learn chess

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome
00:13

Meet Peety the Peanut

01:36

Course overview including what you will learn and the topics covered in the course.

Section 2: The Basics
02:20

Learn the basics of the chess board and an intro to each piece.

02:00

Learn to correctly set up chess pieces on the board.

Test Your Basic Chess Knowledge
5 questions
Section 3: The Pieces
00:41

Learn how the pieces move and their special powers.

02:57

Learn how the bishop moves.

The Rook
01:24
The Queen
01:04
The King
01:53
The Pawn
01:13
The Knight
02:18
Test Your Chess Pieces Knowledge
7 questions
Section 4: How to Play
06:30

Learn how to capture pieces and use their powers to form a strategy.

09:42

Learn the rules of check and how to checkmate your opponent.

00:23

Learn the exceptions and rules to chess.

Pawn's First Move
01:24
Pawn Promotion
01:44
Castling
07:08
En Passant
03:54
Stalemate
02:34
Test Your Chess Playing Knowledge
7 questions
Section 5: Misc. Info
Benefits of Chess
Preview
08:50
Myths and Misperceptions
04:06
About your Author
03:46

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Instructor Biography

Andy Smith, Awesome Chess Nut Who Can Teach You Good!

Andy has been teaching chess for over ten years to a variety of students of all ages. Andy enjoys synthesizing complex subjects into easy and understandable ways. Andy uses his technology skills to create awesome videos and fun projects. He enjoys traveling the world and competitive shaving. Andy is an avid chess enthusiast who has a passion for teaching children chess because he firmly believes chess can drastically improve cognitive abilities in children and in adults. Andy has never played in an official chess tournament nor has he ever had his chess skills rated. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Check out Andy's chess course, you will love it.

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