Are you completely new to the game of Chess and don't even know how the Chess pieces move?
Look no further. This is the Complete Beginner's Guide to Chess.
Kingscrusher hopes with this course to take a raw newcomer to chess into the world of chess through a powerful "concentric circles" model foundation. Kingscrusher will teach the essential philosophies and principles of the logical divides of chess - the Openings, Middlegame, and Endgame of Chess.
The interest in chess worldwide has never been so great as now! The hit Netflix series "The Queen's Gambit" has shown what amazing game chess is to millions of people around the world. And those people may be looking for a beginner chess course to know how the pieces move, the basic rules of chess, and the fundamental strategies and tactics to get them started on their voyage to really enjoy and appreciating Chess.
In this course, FIDE CM Kingscrusher goes from the very basics of how the chess pieces move, the relative value of the pieces, and then through "Introduction" -> "Beginner" -> "Intermediate" works through the concentric circles model used through the course to make sure the levels of understanding are built on solid foundations.
The course uses a number of examples, explores a number of key areas, and emphasises explanations of core principles and philosophies, to try and make sure the student UNDERSTANDS the core concepts of chess and has a rock-solid foundation of Chess Openings, Middlegame, and Endgame. The course uses a "Concentric circles" model where the inner circles are the philosophies and principles which can help provide the guidance and appropriateness of the later outer circles a student can evolve which will have more detailed and concrete insights and understanding of the nuances of chess.
The course will also take you to a good intermediate level of chess with more advanced topics in the Middlegame arming you with the ability to do the following kinds of Openings and tactics which are essential for effective Chess:
CHESS OPENINGS covered:
Opening "Systems" you can use independent largely of what the opponent does:
Benko's Opening (System)
English Opening - Botvinnik System
Kings Indian Attack System
Nimzo-Larsen Attack (System) aka Larsen's Opening
Torre Attack System
Van Geet Opening aka Reverse Tango System and a bunch of other names!
Major Openings one should be aware of:
Caro-Kann Defence - Brief Overview of named variations and systems
French Defence Brief Overview
Italian Game - Basic introduction, key traps, and ideas for excitement
King's Indian Defence - Introduction and example game
Nimzo Indian Defence
Ruy Lopez - Introduction
Slav Defence Basic Introduction
Major Opening Gambits you can use to spice up your chess and improve your tactical understanding:
Albin Counter Gambit
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (for 1.d4 surprise and also 1.e4 vs Scandinavian defence)
Evans Gambit (was on a tv advert!)
King's Gambit basic introduction and philosophy
Reti Gambit - With 1.e4 against French Defence
Smith-Morra Gambit vs Sicilian Defence
MIDDLEGAME TACTICS covered
Forking and Double Attack
Pinning- Relative, Absolute, Rebelling against Relative pins, Celebrating Pins
Removing the Defender AKA Removing the Guard AKA Undermining
Interference tactics AKA Disconnection
KEY ESSENTIAL ENDGAME positions and concepts covered
The concept of the Opposition
King and pawn vs King
The concept of the "Rule of the Square" to determine if a king can catch pawn
The concept of King and pawn vs King - Triangulation
Rook and pawn vs rook - The Vancura Defence
Rook and pawn vs rook - The Lucena position - Building a bridge
The Philidor position (rook and pawn vs rook)
In a nutshell: The course covers all aspects of chess at a fundamental level to give a basic solid introduction to Chess Openings, Middlegame, and Endgames, as well as basic chess terminology to be able to understand the chess terms used for example in the popular Netflix show The Queen's Gambit, which has excited many people around the world to try playing Chess.
This course is for a complete newcomer to chess who is not even aware of how the pieces move. It takes those people from the very basics of the rules and shows how exciting Chess can be. It does so through examples and explanation, exploring the fundamentally different and complementary angles one needs to become a great chess player and champion.
Tryfon Gavriel – FIDE Chess Candidate Master