Level 1 – Beginner Course

Chess Basics
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DESCRIPTION

Chess benefits young minds in different ways and our beginner course is a great way for you and your child to explore the great benefits of playing Chess and Legend Chess promise: Learning life lessons, Improving Chess and Having Fun!.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Introduction to Chess and the objective of playing the game.
  • Basic rules of ┬áthe chess game.
  • Algebraic notations.
  • Developing the Game
    • Introduction to Chess Openings
    • Introduction to Chess Middle Game
    • Introduction to Chess End Games.
  • Introduction to competitive Chess.

WHO SHOULD CONSIDER THIS COURSE

It is beginner level course and for aspirants who does not know to play chess or played chess at elementary level.

For any guidance please email us: enquiry@legendchess.com for non-obligatory assessment.

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Course Syllabus

Section 1: Introduction to Chess

  • Welcome to the Course!

    Demonstrate what students are going to learn and what they will be able to do after finishing this course

  • Pre-Requisites 00:24

    What students should know before taking this course

Section 2: Importance of Chess Recording.

  • Recording Chess Games

    In this lesson the students will learn

    • Importance of recording chess moves in chess games.
    • Basic Chess Algebraic Notations.
    • How to record the chess games using algebraic notations.
    • How to read chess games from algebraic notations.

     

Section 3: Opening Principles

  • Chess Opening Principles

    In the opening principles the learner will concentrate on  the following:

    • Developing the chess pieces.
    • Concentrating on the center.
    • Pawn Play in the opening
    • Developing Pawn Structures.
    • Minor pieces development
    • Major pieces development
    • King Safety and Castling.
    • Introduction to different Chess Openings.

     

Section 4: Chess Tactics

  • Basic Tactical Ideas

    The following are the three basic tactical play in chess

    The Fork

    A fork occurs when two pieces are attacked simultaneously.A fork at its most effective when one of the piece being threatened is the king, as the threat to this piece absolutely must be dealt with. During the lesson the students will be covered how the knight can carry out the Fork.

    The Pin

    A piece is said to be pinned when it is unable to move as to do so would expose a higher value piece to capture. Sometimes this means that the pinned piece will be vulnerable to capture.

    The Skewer

    A skewer occurs when a piece is threatened and this piece is unable to move away as to do so would expose another piece behind.

     

Section 5: Chess Advanced Tactics

  • Advanced Tactical Ideas

    In this lessons the students will be going through examples relating to

    • Double Attack
    • Discovered Attacks
    • Overloading, deflecting or removing the guard.

Section 6: Chess End Games

  • The End Game

    During the end game we will analyze examples of

    • Checkmating attacks
    • Back rank and the fork
    • Back rank and the skewer
    • Back rank and the deflection
    • Combining ideas
    • End games with minor pieces
    • End games with major pieces

Section 7 : Chess Puzzles

  • Basic Tactical Ideas

    The following are the three basic tactical play in chess

    The Fork

    A fork occurs when two pieces are attacked simultaneously.A fork at its most effective when one of the piece being threatened is the king, as the threat to this piece absolutely must be dealt with. During the lesson the students will be covered how the knight can carry out the Fork.

    The Pin

    A piece is said to be pinned when it is unable to move as to do so would expose a higher value piece to capture. Sometimes this means that the pinned piece will be vulnerable to capture.

    The Skewer

    A skewer occurs when a piece is threatened and this piece is unable to move away as to do so would expose another piece behind.

     

  • Advanced Tactical Ideas

    In this lessons the students will be going through examples relating to

    • Double Attack
    • Discovered Attacks
    • Overloading, deflecting or removing the guard.
  • The End Game

    During the end game we will analyze examples of

    • Checkmating attacks
    • Back rank and the fork
    • Back rank and the skewer
    • Back rank and the deflection
    • Combining ideas
    • End games with minor pieces
    • End games with major pieces

Section 8

  • See you again! presentation

    Outro