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Beginner to Chess Master by ChessNetwork

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I am a self-taught National Master in chess out of Pennsylvania, USA who learned how to play from my father in 1988 at the age of 8. The purpose of this channel is to share my knowledge of chess to help others improve their game. I enjoy continuing to improve my understanding of this great game, albeit slowly.

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0h06m

Beginner to Chess Master #1 - How to Checkmate with King and Queen

This is video #1 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Illustrated is how to checkmate with the king and queen versus the lone king. This is the most basic of checkmates in chess, and in order to be successful it takes a coordinated effort by both king and queen.

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I'm a self-taught National Master in chess out of Pennsylvania, USA who learned how to play from my father in 1988 at the age of 8. The purpose of this channel is to share my knowledge of chess to help others improve their game. I enjoy continuing to improve my understanding of this great game, albeit slowly. Consider subscribing here on YouTube for frequent content, and/or connecting via any or all of the below social medias. Your support is greatly appreciated. Take care, bye. :D

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Beginner to Chess Master #2 - The Relative Value of Chess Pieces

This is video #2 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Discussed is a basic point system one can use that'll help us to make good decisions while playing. Additionally, I share some insight on what makes certain chess pieces favorable compared to others. A few basic chess terms like "material", "minor pieces", and "major pieces" are explained as well.

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I'm a self-taught National Master in chess out of Pennsylvania, USA who learned how to play from my father in 1988 at the age of 8. The purpose of this channel is to share my knowledge of chess to help others improve their game. I enjoy continuing to improve my understanding of this great game, albeit slowly. Consider subscribing here on YouTube for frequent content, and/or connecting via any or all of the below social medias. Your support is greatly appreciated. Take care, bye. :D

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Beginner to Chess Master #3 - A Scientific Approach to Understanding Chess

This is video #3 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Presented is a structured way of thinking about chess. 4 steps are outlined with chess examples, taking what is known by one who simply knows the rules of the game, and building upon it. These 4 steps will have you thinking critically about the game, and place you in a position to not only develop an understanding of specific chess concepts, but also to lead you to discover more interesting questions about the game. The main point to take away from this video is to be curious about this great game. Curiosity did not kill the chessplayer!

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Beginner to Chess Master #4 - Types of Files | Chess Terminology

This is video #4 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Presented are the definitions of the 3 types of files in chess along with some examples of what that looks likes. Understanding file types will be especially useful for our major pieces and knowing where they function well. Another term, pawn break, is given a definition as well. An incomplete example game, only 14 moves deep, is shared where we can observe the moments at which the file types change, along with what it is that creates this change. Sharing these terms along with their definitions is a start to developing a very important part of a chess player's game, namely his/her "internal dialogue".

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Beginner to Chess Master #5 - What to do in a chess opening?

This is video #5 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Presented is what you should do in the opening of a chess game. The focus of a chess opening is on building a combative structure and developing efficienctly. A great emphasis is placed on the 'pawn duo' and its strength in the game. Moreover, some important opening tips and principles are shared regarding the pawns. Shown are several examples on how to successfully build a combative structure and develop efficiently in a chess opening.

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Beginner to Chess Master #6 - How to Checkmate in 4 Moves (Scholar's Mate)

This is video #6 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Oh how popular the 4 move checkmate is! Nearly every chess player has had it played against them. But is it really any good? Presented is how you can 'try' to checkmate in 4 moves, and also how to defend against it in a convenient way. Shared also are a couple important tips that'll help us to stay in a good frame of mind while playing.

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Beginner to Chess Master #7 - How to Checkmate with King and Rook

This is video #7 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Checkmating with the king and rook is very similar to checkmating with the king and queen. Shown is how to efficiently force the enemy king to the edge of the board and deliver checkmate.

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Beginner to Chess Master #8 - How to Promote a Pawn

This is video #8 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. So it's only kings on board and a single pawn. How do you promote the pawn? Covered is the method for successfully promoting the pawn, as well has how to defend against an opponent who tries to promote their pawn. Moreover, a sneaky defensive resource is covered involving stalemate that even a more experienced chess player may not be familiar with. What general principles/strategies might we take away after fully understanding how to promote the pawn? Watch and learn! The term "opposition" is defined in this video.

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0h20m

Beginner to Chess Master #9 - Chess Tactics | Terminology

This is video #9 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Several chess tactics are defined and illustrated using chess puzzles as examples. The tactics covered are: fork, pin, skewer, deflection, discovered attack, discovered check, double check, clearance, interference, and windmill. Some tips are provided to help better recognize basic conditions that make tactical combinations more likely. As a close, a few chess puzzles are presented to show how chess tactics can work in combination with each other.

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Beginner to Chess Master #10 - Chess Pawn Basics | Terminology

This is video #10 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Several basic pawn terms are defined and illustrated using examples, and quick tips are provided to help us begin to develop our understanding of pawn structures as a whole. The basic pawn terms covered are: passed pawn (passer), protected passed pawn, isolated pawn, doubled pawns, hanging pawns, backward pawn, candidate passed pawn, fixed pawn, pawn island, and pawn chain.

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1h00m

Beginner to Chess Master #11 - The Element of Time in Chess

This is video #11 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. In every chess game, there is a race....it's a time race. The race is to see who can completely mobilize their entire army first...who can better improve the overall quality of their position? In this video we learn how to keep track of time, how we can be more efficient with time, why certain general principles ought to be applied when there in a significant imbalance with the time element, and more. This hour long video has big aspirations to help you as a chess player better understand the time element so you can put it into practice with every chess game you play in the future. Time well spent watching? Time will tell...

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0h24m

Beginner to Chess Master #12 - An Introduction to Chess Thinking

This is video #12 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. So your opponent makes a move...what now? What thoughts run through your mind, or ought to be running through your mind? We get our feet wet in this video by beginning to develop our internal dialogue. What questions do you ask of yourself when your opponent makes a move, and when you are considering a move of your own? Knowing what questions to ask is more important than having the correct answers to them!

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1h10m

Beginner to Chess Master #13 - Chess Holes

This is video #13 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. What is a hole in a chess game? Well, we can identify them by observing the pawn structure. Being able to identify holes will allow us to both further expand our understanding of the game, and make better decisions when playing. Identifying holes in a position is a excellent start to help better our understanding of positional/strategic aspects in chess.

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Beginner to Chess Master #14 - The Power of the Pin

This is video #14 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Discussed is what makes a pin so powerful in a chess game. Additionally, many tips are sharing for cases when we are in a pin, when we have our opponent is in a pin, as well as what kind of mentality, in general, we ought to have in the aforementioned cases.

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0h54m

Beginner to Chess Master #15 - Target Practice

This is video #15 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. What pawns may be more vulnerable than others? Might the location of the pawns influence their worth? It certainly does! This discussion can be categorized under "chess strategy", and looks to both help with our positional understanding of the game, and give us something at a very early stage to be focused on, namely the pawns. The pawns are talking to you, and giving you directions. How receptive are you to them? Are you listening to their instructions? To the experienced player, a single target within your structure is like blood to a shark. Careful not to be eaten alive.

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Beginner to Chess Master #16 - Queen vs Pawn Endgame

This is video #16 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. It's the King and Queen versus King and Pawn type endgame. How difficult can that really be? The queen is so much more powerful than that little pawn, how could it ever stand a chance? You might be surprised to know that there are several positions where winning is simply not a possibility with best play. We need to know how to win the won positions, and draw the drawn positions without any guesswork. One wrong slip, and a winning position can fall into drawn territory in this must know endgame, one that is no less important than King and Queen vs King. After this endgame is discussed, a pop quiz of 10 questions related to this topic is presented. How well will you digest the content, and how will you score come quiz time? Even an experienced player may stumble!

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Beginner to Chess Master #17 - The Wrong Colored Bishop

This is video #17 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Is it a winning position if you have a bishop and a pawn versus an opponent's lone king? Usually yes, however there are cases when winning is in fact impossible! Are you familiar with these conditions? Understanding this basic endgame idea will help us to not only make the correct decisions in more complex positions, but also formulate plans which can lead us on a path to success. Get your pencil and paper ready for the end of this video. A pop quiz of 5 multiple choice questions, and 1 bonus question will be thrown your way to test your understanding of what is known as "the wrong colored bishop". How will you score?

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Beginner to Chess Master #18 - The King & the Box

This is video #18 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. There will come a moment in an endgame where we must determine if a king can successfully catch a passed pawn, or in other words be in time to successfully hunt down a pawn. What approach do you take exactly to figure this out? Do you calculate, count, and/or visualize both the king and pawn moves? Illustrated in this video is an efficient technique that avoids any calculation/counting, or visualization mistakes when determining whether the king can catch the pawn or not. Are you familiar with this "artistic" method? Addendum: I should have noted in this video that one must be careful when applying this method to pawns on their home square, since they can of course move 2 squares on their first move. Be careful, and double check! :D

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Beginner to Chess Master #19 - Lucena Position (The Shield)

This is video #19 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Rook and pawn endgames are the most popular type of endgames in chess. Of them, one of the most frequent types to arise in practice is known as the "Lucena Position", or what many, myself not included, call "The Bridge". Illustrated is a universal method to winning a key position type where the stronger side has an extra pawn and the king in front of it. Do you know what approach you can apply to the non-rook pawns that will lead you to success? Are you familiar with what I'm choosing to call a Shield?

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Beginner to Chess Master #20 - Philidor Position (Cut-off King)

This is video #20 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. What type of rook and pawn endgame is more popular than the Lucena Position you may ask...well it's the Philidor Position. The key difference between the two endings is what king stands in front of the pawn. In the Philidor Position we are attempting to, as the weaker side, draw the game. Illustrated in this video is a very simple and effective method to holding the draw when down a pawn in this must know rook and pawn endgame, the Philidor Position.

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