Chess For Total Beginners

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Chess For Total Beginners

Video: .mp4 (1280×720, 30 fps(r)) | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, 2ch | Size: 314 MB

Genre: eLearning Video | Duration: 51 lectures (1 hour, 28 mins) | Language: English

From learning the moves, to checkmating, to tactics and strategy

What you’ll learn

Make legal moves
Annotate entire games
Recognize check and checkmate
Recognize tactics such as forking, skewering, and pinning
Checkmate in winning endgames
Employ good opening, midgame, and endgame strategies
Advance a pawn to the back rank with king and pawn against king
Gain the know-how and resources to continue advancing your chess skills
Hear perspectives on chess from GMs and IMs
Calculate several moves ahead
Play and enjoy the game of chess!


A willingness to sit and think!


Hi there! I’m Katie, and I’ve been playing chess since I was 4. I started competing in tournaments when I was 7, and at one point I was one of the top 100 women in the US. I haven’t actively played since 2011, at which point my rating was 1850, but my love of chess still lingers and I think everyone should at least know how to play. This course goes beyond simply teaching how the pieces move. You’ll build the foundation for continuing your chess career, if you so choose.

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This course breaks down the game step-by-step, from teaching you the rules (how pieces move) to basic strategy (where to move your pieces) to how to improve (with practice positions and resources for learning more). If you watch all the videos and complete all the exercises, you’ll not only be able to play a game (the short-term goal); you’ll be able to continue learning and playing chess on your own. In a few weeks, you’ll probably be able to beat just about anyone off the street!

Besides instructional videos and exercises, this course also has interviews with the following amazing professional women chess players:
WGM Jennifer Shahade
WIM Karina Vazirova
…with more coming soon!

A one-time purchase will give you lifetime access to all the new content in the course. Hope you enjoy!

Who this course is for:

Anyone who wants to learn how to play chess
Anyone who wants to finally beat their grandpa
Anyone who travels and wants to find a community wherever they go