Introduction
  • Course outline (Download .pdf)
  • Why Chess? (Download .pdf)
  • Why Chess - for kids - (Download .pdf)
  • End User License Agreement (Download .pdf)
The Elements
  • Elements: The Chess Board
  • The chess board
  • Elements: The Algebraic system
  • Algebraic
  • Elements: The Rook
  • Elements: The Bishop
  • Elements: The Queen
  • Elements: The King
  • Elements: The Knight
  • The Knight
  • Elements: Pawns
Just a few more rules
  • Castling
  • Draw!
  • Chess Notation (Download .pdf file)
  • A few more rules (Download .pdf)
Checkmate Fundamentals
  • Checks and Checkmates
  • Basic Checkmate Patterns
  • Checkmates in 1 move!
  • Rook + King vs King Check mate
  • Queen + King vs King Checkmate
Main Tactical ideas
  • Tactics: The Skewer
  • Tactics: The Pin
  • Tactics: Queen Forks
  • Tactics: Overloading
  • Tactics: Deflection
  • Tactics: Knight Forks
  • Tactics: Discovered attack
  • Tactics: Clearance
How to handle the early stages of the game
  • Don't move your "f" Pawn!
  • Early Queen Sorties: Avoid them!
  • What are the best squares for the Knights?
  • f7 and f2 are weak
  • Control the center!
  • Pawn grabbing in the opening
Elementary Strategy
  • Centralisation
  • Weaknesses
  • Maneuvering