How to teach your kids to play and master chess (even if you don’t know the game) – Complete Syllabus Overview

Since we’re all stuck at home, here is the complete syllabus for those who want to go at a faster pace! Just Youtube the relevant videos as you go along. I’m posting Part 3 later today..

Part One – The Basics (available here)

1. Names of pieces

2. Set up a chessboard

3. How the pieces move & gameplay mechanics

4. The 3 special moves

5. Chess notation

Part Two – Checkmating Patterns (available here)

6. Basic checkmating patterns

7. Stalemate

8. Other drawn endings

Part Three – 3 Stages Overview (available here)

9. Opening

10. Middlegame

11. Endgame

Part Four Onwards – Intermediate To Advanced

12. How to realize a material advantage

13. Rule of the square

14. Introduction to chess compositions

15. King opposition, King and Pawn endgames

16. Waiting move

17. Combinations

18. Advanced passed pawn

19. The pin

20. Zugzwang

21. Double attack

22. Mental calculation

23. Discovered attack

24. Protected passed pawn

25. Deflection and sacrifices

26. Pawn breakthrough and pawn storm

27. Smothered mate

28. Middlegame planning

29. Centralisation

30. Rook endings

31. Rook bridge

32. Attacking the enemy’s fortress

33. Square vacation, line clearance, obstruction

34. Overloaded pieces

35. Chess openings

36. Advice from champions, past & present

37. Game analysis on Youtube

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