Chess Course Poster

Complete Chess Course

  • Description
  • Course Content
  • What you'll learn?

Learning chess improves our memory, concentration and imagination. It tremendously helps in decision-making. The decisions you make impact other aspects of our life. Practical studies have shown that children who play Chess do very well in academics. Learning chess is akin to investing in our brain. Just like the way we need exercise for our body, chess is an exercise for our minds.

The areas in which chess improves your life:

1) Decision making: In chess, every more we make we have to think and choose from different variations. This ability helps later in your career when you need to make major decisions.

2) Memory: Practicing chess improves your memory. The way we train our brain to pick patterns, spot tactics from previous knowledge you obtained from courses like this will help you improve your memory. This naturally helps in your academics as well as your life.

3) Focus: You need to focus on your game when playing chess. This improves your ability to ignore distractions of whatever happens in the surroundings. This skill is absolutely necessary to get any job done.

4) Creativity: Training in chess improves your natural creativity. You'll learn how to break the per-conceived notions and play like an artist with chess.

5) Patience: After making your move you need to wait for your opponent's move in chess. You'll learn patience this way. Of course, you are not essentially wasting your time, you are planning for your next moves in advance during this time.

6) Concentration: After ignoring unnecessary distractions you'll learn how to concentrate on your game. These concentration skills are necessary while doing any work.

7) Calculation: Chess is about calculation. The way you exchange your pieces to your opponents to plan for a strategy to win, everything needs calculation. We dedicated separate lectures to improve your calculation depth in this course.


1) Basics of chess
  • Introduction
  • Course Structure
  • Chess Board, Pieces, Placement, Center
  • How chess pieces move & capture ?
  • Special Moves
  • Value of Pieces
  • Stages of game
  • Rules of Chess
  • When is a chess game considered as win?
  • When is a chess game considered as draw?
  • Chess Notation
  • Chess Screenshot


2) Opening game
  • What is an Opening?
  • Principles to consider while opening
  • Classification of Openings:
    1. Places
    2. Pieces
    3. Players
    4. Space
    5. Style
    6. Gambits
  • Opening traps
  • How to choose an opening?


3) Concepts
  • Bishop types
  • Bind
  • Blockade
  • Breakthrough
  • Cat & Mouse
  • Centralization
  • Connected Rooks
  • Critical Position
  • Defense
  • Exchange
  • Fianchetto
  • Forced Move
  • Fortress
  • Hanging Pawns
  • Hedgehog
  • Holes
  • Initiative
  • Manoeuvre
  • Minority Attack
  • Open File
  • Overprotection
  • Overloaded Piece
  • Passed pawn
  • Pawn Types
  • Positional Play
  • Pressure
  • Principle of Two weaknesses
  • Pursuit
  • Quiet move
  • Retreat
  • Rook Lift
  • Square Weakness
  • Style of Play
  • Tempo (time)
  • Trading
  • Trap
  • Underpromotion
  • Undermining
  • Weakness of Last move
  • Zugzwang
4) Tactics
  • Annihilation Of Defence (Removing The Defender)
  • Changing The Move Order
  • Clearance
  • Cross
  • Decoy
  • Deflection/Distraction
  • Demolition/Destructive Sacrifice
  • Desperado
  • Discovered Attack
  • Double Check
  • Fork
  • Pin
  • Sacrifices
  • Skewer
  • X-Ray
  • Zwischenzug/Intermezzo/In-between move
5) Sacrifices
  • Anti Castling Sacrifice
  • Classic Bishop Sacrifice
  • Development Sacrifice
  • Double Bishop Or Greek Gift Sacrifice
  • Double Sacrifice
  • En Prise Sacrifice
  • Equalizing Sacrifice
  • Exchange Sacrifice
  • Gain Sacrifice
  • Gambit
  • Hanging A Piece Sacrifice
  • King Hunt
  • King's Field Sacrifice
  • Mate Sacrifice
  • Pawn Sacrifices
  • Poisoned Pawn
  • Positional Sacrifice
  • Queen Sacrifice


6) Combinations
  • What is a Combination?
7) Mating Patterns
  • What is a Mating Pattern/Mating Net?
  • Types of Mating Patterns
  • Basic Mating Patterns: a) With two Major pieces (Q+Q)
  • b) With two Major pieces (Q+R)
  • c) With two Major pieces (R+R)
  • d) With a Major piece (Queen)
  • e) With a Major piece (Rook)
  • f) With two Minor pieces (B+B)
  • g) With two Minor pieces (B+N)
  • Advanced Mating Patterns: a) Backrank mate
  • b) Smothered Mate
  • c) Anastasia’s Mate
  • d) Arabian Mate
  • e) Blackburne’s Mate
  • f) Boden’s Mate
  • g) Corner Mate
  • h) Damiano’s Mate
  • i) Damiano’s Bishop Mate
  • j) Pawn (David&Goliath) Mate
  • k) Dovetail Mate
  • l) Epaulette Mate
  • m) Greco’s Mate
  • n) Hook mate
  • o) Rook & Bishop mate (H-file Mate, Opera Mate)
  • p) Lolli’s Mate
  • q) Minor Piece Mate
8) Stalemating Patterns
  • Classic Pawn Stalemate
  • Congdon’s Stalemate
  • Queen Corner Stalemate
  • Tower Stalemate
9) Endgame Positions
  • Lucena Position
  • Philidor Position
10) Endgame Techniques
  • Opposition
  • Mating Nets
  • Rule of Square
  • Simplifying
  • Triangulation
  • Trebuchet
  • Endgame Drill


11) Tournament Tips
  • What is a Chess Tournament?
  • What is Chess Rating/ Elo Rating ?
  • How can I get a chess rating?
  • What is Time Control and various time controls used?
  • What is advantage of participating in chess Tournaments?
  • What are Tie-breaks?
  • How to select a Tournament to participate?
  • How to get prepared for a chess tournament?
12) Analysis
  • How to analyze your chess game?
  • Analyzing some illustrous games
  • Great chess players and their styles
  • What are different softwares/apps to analyze chess game?
  • What are the best websites to practice chess

After completing this course you'll learn

  • How to arrange chess board correctly
  • Value of each chess piece
  • How does each chess piece moves & captures
  • All the special moves in chess
  • Different phases of chess game
  • Rules of chess
  • What is an illegal move
  • Different conditions under which a chess game is considered as a win/draw
  • How to write every move in a chess game
  • How to write a chess game position
  • Best opening principles
  • Different types of chess openings
  • What is a chess gambit
  • How to trap your opponent in the opening stage
  • Which openings are best for you
  • 40+ crucial chess concepts that include
  • How to breakthrough a closed position
  • How to connect your rooks to form a battery
  • What is a critical position in chess
  • How to defend your chess pieces
  • Different types of exchanges in chess
  • What is a Fianchetto
  • What are forced moves in chess
  • How to form/break a fortress
  • What are hanging pawns, how to exploit them
  • What is a Hedgehog in chess
  • What are voids/holes in chess
  • How to gain initiative
  • Different piece maneuvers
  • What is Minority attack
  • The power of open files/ranks
  • What is Overprotection
  • What is an Overloaded chess piece
  • What are passed pawns
  • How to play positionally
  • How to increase pressure on a piece
  • Principle of Two weaknesses
  • What is Prophylaxis
  • Piece pursuit
  • What is a Quiet move in chess
  • How to safely retreat an attacked piece
  • What is Rook Lift
  • What is a square weakness
  • Different styles of chess
  • How to gain tempo in chess
  • How to trade your pieces wisely
  • What is underpromotion
  • What is undermining
  • Spotting the weakness of last move
  • What is Zugzwang in chess
  • 16 common Tactics in chess (Pin, Fork, Skewer etc)
  • Different chess sacrifices
  • How to make a Queen sac the right way
  • What is a poisoned pawn
  • What is a chess combination
  • Common chess combinations in action
  • What is a Smothered mate
  • What is a Windmill
  • Different mating patterns and how to spot them
  • How to checkmate with different piece combinations
  • Common endgame theory
  • Which pieces do you actually need to checkmate
  • What is a Stalemate
  • Different types of Stalemates
  • Some important endgame positions
  • Endgame Techniques
  • Opposition
  • Mating Nets
  • Rule of Square
  • Simplifying
  • Triangulation
  • Trebuchet
  • How to spot a "Mate in n moves"
  • How to select a chess tournament
  • What is chess rating and how is it calculated
  • How to get FIDE rating in chess
  • What are various time controls used in chess
  • How to use a chess clock
  • What are the advantages of participating in chess tourneys (Prizes, Rating changes, Sports Quota Jobs)
  • What are tie-breaks in chess (Buccholz, Sonnebone Berger)
  • Where to search for a chess tournament?
  • How to analyze your chess game manually or with the help of chess engines?
  • What are different chess softwares/apps/websites to improve your chess