CHESS-MASTERS Foundation Course

Live Class: 20 May 2020

Enrolled: 6

Duration: 27 Hours

About Course

This is the foundation course on CHESS for kids.  It will enable them to play the game following all the international rules of this game with ease and will be groomed well for more advanced learning.

Learning Outcome

Introduction, and Board Setup

Invention Historically who played chess and why Chess and other games How to arrange pieces and movement (and capture )of each of the pieces, value and special feature of each pieces.

Piece Movement - Session 1

•  Value versus usefulness of pieces at certain squares
•  Movable vs attacking pieces
•  Check and checkmate

Piece Movement - Session 2

•  Pawn promotion and pawn en passant
•  Rank, file and diagonals and related useful tips
•  Legal and illegal moves

Mastering Mate in One Checkmate - Session 1

•  Step by step method to solve any mate in one puzzle.

Mastering Mate in One Checkmate - Session 2

•  Step by step method to solve any mate in one puzzle.

Mastering Mate in One Checkmate - Session 3

•  Applying the method in a few positions

Mastering Mate in One Checkmate - Session 4

•  Checkmating in variety of situations with diffent combinations of pieces in different stages of the game

Mastering Mate in One Checkmate - Session 5

•  Checkmating in variety of situations with diffent combinations of pieces in different stages of the game

Touch and move and rules of draw

•  Detailed understanding of touch and move rule
•  Rules of draw
•  Winning material
•  Making use of stalemate and perpetual checks to split the point

Practical 1

•  Practise Session

Chess Notations

•  How to record the games you play

Castling - Session 1

•  Importance of castling
•  Decision for castling and rationale for avoiding the castling

Castling - Session 2

•  Early and delayed castling reasonale
•  Types of castlings and all related rules

Elementary Checkmates - Session 1

•  Rolling rook
•  Mating patterns
•  Precautions

Elementary Checkmates - Session 2

•  Complete step by step method
•  Practical

Elementary Checkmates - Session 3

•  One queen
•  Mating patterns
•  Precautions

Elementary Checkmates - Session 4

•  Complete step by step method
•  Practical
•  Improved rolling rook method with Queen and rook

Elementary Checkmates - Session 5

•  One rook
•  Mating patterns
•  Precautions

Elementary Checkmates - Session 6

•  Complete step by step method
•  Practical

Elementary Checkmates - Session 7

•  Bishop pair
•  Basic concept
•  Mating patterns

Elementary Checkmates - Session 8

•  Precautions
•  Complete step by step method
•  Practical

Practical 2

•  Practical elemetary checkmates

How to play a good game - Session 1

•  How to open a game;
    ✔  Importance of centre
    ✔  Development of pieces and the order of development
    ✔  Figuring out the best places for pieces.
    ✔  Which pieces to exchange and where to avoid exchanges.

How to play a good game - Session 2

•  Opening precautions;
    ✔  Importance of pawns in front of king.
    ✔  Why and when to move these pawns.
    ✔  Hidden strength of these pawn and weaknesses

How to play a good game - Session 3

•  Middle game:
    ✔  Position analysis.
    ✔  Identifying weaknesses.
    ✔  Preparing a plan of attack.
    ✔  Figuring out the best places.
    ✔  Which pieces to exchange and where to avoid exchanges.

How to play a good game - Session 4

•  End game:
    ✔  Change of role of king in end game.
    ✔  Endgame patience and position improvement.

Practical 3

•  Final Practise Session
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Course Offerings

  • Instructor Led Live sessions
  • Clarify doubts during session
  • Access Session Recordings
  • Attend on mobile and Tablet
  • Project reviews by Instructor
  • Direct Messages
  • Feedback from Instructor
  • Full lifetime Resources
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Employability opportunity