The Complete Beginner's Guide to Chess

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Posted on 2021-07-15, by perica123.



The Complete Beginner's Guide to Chess
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This course will take you from absolute chess beginner to a good intermediate level chess player

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 - important even if you have taken some beginner courses before, which may not have been as complete as this course
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 knowing the basic first steps have been taken
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 e x a mples of the most important chess tactics which will win you many games and enable you to see the true beauty of chess and chess tactics
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, Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Smith-Morra Gambit, Danish Gambit
Be able to make use of key middlegame tactics such as forking, skewering, double attacks, discovered attacks, removing the defender, deflections, decoys, interference tactics, clearance tactics, and X-ray tactics in particular
Be able to leverage essential endgame concepts and positions such as "Rule of the Square", Triangulation, the Vancura Defence, the Lucena position, the Philidor position
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 on the opening, middlegame and endgame in chess

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 e x a mples, 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:


Opening "Systems" you can use independent largely of what the opponent does:

Benko's Opening (System)

Colle System

English Opening - Botvinnik System

Kings Indian Attack System

London 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

English Opening

French Defence Brief Overview

Grünfeld Defence

Italian Game - Basic introduction, key traps, and ideas for excitement

King's Indian Defence - Introduction and e x a mple game

Nimzo Indian Defence

Ruy Lopez - Introduction

Sicilian Defence

Slav Defence Basic Introduction

Major Opening Gambits you can use to spice up your chess and improve your tactical understanding:

Albin Counter Gambit

Benko Gambit

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (for 1.d4 surprise and also 1.e4 vs Scandinavian defence)

Danish Gambit

Evans Gambit (was on a tv advert!)

King's Gambit basic introduction and philosophy

Queen's Gambit

Reti Gambit - With 1.e4 against French Defence

Smith-Morra Gambit vs Sicilian Defence

Staunton Gambit


Forking and Double Attack
Pinning- Relative, Absolute, Rebelling against Relative pins, Celebrating Pins


Discovered Attacks

Removing the Defender AKA Removing the Guard AKA Undermining



Interference tactics AKA Disconnection

Clearance tactics

X-Ray Tactics

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 e x a mple 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 e x a mples and explanation, exploring the fundamentally different and complementary angles one needs to become a great chess player and champion.



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