International Chess 101
As Taught in:
2007 – Now
Learning Resource Types:
=> Power Point Presentation
=> Reading Resources
International Chess 101 is the first introduction to the game of international chess. At the beginning of the course, the learner will learn the major theories and models for understanding chess tokens and boards. During the game, attention will be given to the thinking in chess board space, chess rules, and chess tokens.
The objective is to help learners be aware of “checkmate.” A situation to finish the game from the ending game positions by positioning the opponent’s king under an inescapable threat of being captured and moved. In addition to “checkmate,” the game can also be won by voluntary resignation by the opponent, which typically occurs once too much tokens is lost or if “checkmate” appears unavoidable.
Finally, we will learn about the game, not only win or lose. The game has massive potential that can result in a draw in several ways.
Learner are not required to purchase any textbooks or sign up for any websites that have a cost associated with them.
Also, there is no reference textbooks. However, for a better learning experience, learner will get suggested to have an actual chess boards and complete chess tokens for personal practice.
Our courses are self-written. All lecture notes, PowerPoint, and reading material are available online as HTML and .PDF Files. As mentioned in the syllabus, there is no other required text. Here’s the topic will be discuss in “International Chess 101”:
- Course Introduction – What is the International Chess
- The Rule of Chess Tokens & The Rule of Pawn
- The Straight of Rook
- The Strength of Bishop
- The Tricky of Knight
- The Special of Queen
- The Relative Value of All the Pieces
- What is the Threat
- What is the Difference between Check, Checkmate, and Stalemate
- Basic Chess Opening Principles
- What is Combination in Chess
- Double Attacks – Skewers – Forks
- Not All Forks can do Forks Work.
- Discovered Attacks and Pins
- What is a “Pin” in the Chess Game
- Pawn of EndGames
- What are Discovered Checks
- What is a Discovered Attack
- What is a Double Check
- What is Overloaded Pieces
- Handing Endgame – Queen vs Pawn
- Find the Weakness
- First Priorities in Chess Games
- Opening Tricks and Tips
- The First Row Chess Token Positioning
- A Study Case of The Game
- Solving the Challenge
- Amazing Check
- Second Priorities in Chess Game
- To Check or Not to Check
- The Valuable Target
These related resources are not required study material. However, these can be a good insight for a learner to have more experience and practices:
Chess.com. Solo Chess.
Chess Magazine. History of Chess.