Lessons

Introduction

  1. A new Chess site
  2. More than 100 Chess Lessons

The rules of Chess

  1. The starting position
  2. The chess pieces
  3. The end of the game

Beginner’s lessons

  1. Knowing the rules: some tips
  2. Algebraic chess notation
  3. Take free pieces
  4. The value of the pieces
  5. Capture exercises
  6. Defending
  7. Twofold attack
  8. Stalemate
  9. Chess lessons start at the end
  10. Basic checkmates
  11. Mating with the Queen
  12. Mating with the Rook
  13. Mate in one exercises
  14. Overview Beginner’s Chess Course


Chess lessons: Intermediate 1

  1. Activity of pieces (Mobility)
  2. Double attack (Forks)
  3. The Queen fork (Targets)
  4. Eliminate the Defender
  5. The Pin
  6. Rules for the opening
  7. Discovered Attack
  8. The Skewer
  9. Mating with 2 Bishops
  10. The Knight Fork
  11. Knight Fork Exercises
  12. Mate in two
  13. Fried Liver Attack
  14. And by now you will be able to solve some of the Chess Exercises

Chess lessons: Intermediate 2

  1. Attacking a pinned piece
  2. The square rule
  3. The Scotch game
  4. A pinned piece can not be counted as a defender
  5. The King on the sixt rank
  6. The Italian game
  7. The Knight pawn
  8. The Rook pawn
  9. Key squares
  10. A trap in the Italian game
  11. The opposition
  12. Staunton – Williams (London 1851)
  13. Trébuchet
  14. Mating with Bishop and Knight
  15. Driving the King into the right corner
  16. Driving the King to the edge
  17. KBN-K revisited
  18. Some very short Scotch games
  19. Getting a draw
  20. Mate in three
  21. Smothered mate
  22. A square rule for separated pawns
  23. 8 tactical exercises
  24. The Elephant Trap
  25. Chess notation symbols
  26. Minor promotion
  27. The Lasker Trap
  28. Noah’s Ark Trap
  29. Morphy – Isouard (1858)
  30. Bird – Steinitz (1866)
  31. The Halosar Trap
  32. Bowdler – Conway (1788)

Chess lessons: Intermediate 3

  1. King’s Gambit
  2. Interfering
  3. Tarrasch Alies (1914)
  4. The Third Rank Defense
  5. Tarrasch Alies (1914)
  6. The Scotch Gambit (with 4…Bc5)
  7. Connected vs split pawns ending
  8. ChessDB
  9. TWIC and ICOfY
  10. ChessDB Opening report
  11. How to create an opening analysis?
  12. The Lolli attack
  13. A new opening report
  14. How not to play the …?
  15. Luring
  16. Deflection
  17. Storming the castle
  18. Creating a passed pawn
  19. The Kieninger trap
  20. The Mortimer trap
  21. The Immortal Game
  22. Smothering the King
  23. Finding combinations
  24. The Evergreen Game
  25. The pin revisited
  26. Chess Tactics Explained
  27. Replacing a piece
  28. Weak pawns
  29. Some crazy stalemates
  30. Elements of chess strategy

Chess lessons: Advanced 1

  1. Colle – O’Hanlon, Nice 1930
  2. Rook pawn versus rook endgame
  3. Rook pawn versus rook draws
  4. Rook and pawn versus rook endgame in WikiPedia
  5. Fischer – Taimanov (1971), a famous Bishop versus Knight endgame
  6. Zugzwang
  7. Make a plan
  8. Kasparov – Topalov (1999)
  9. Aseev – Bagirov (1989)
  10. The Classical Bishop Sacrifice
  11. Grigoriev, 1938
  12. The bad bishop