Beginner

Beginner Course Curriculum

Part 1: Introduction to Chess

In this part, students will understand

  • Chess board
  • Chess notations
  • Chess pieces and points
  • Movements and capture
  • Check
  • Defend from check
Part 2: Special moves

In this part, students will understand

  • Castling
  • Pawn promotion
  • En passant
Part 3: Aim of the game

In this part, the students will understand

  • Checkmate
  • Stalemate
  • Basic checkmate positions
  • Checkmate in 1 move (via puzzles)
Part 4: Basic Chess Opening

In this part, the students will understand

  • Occupying the centre
  • Development of minor pieces
  • Development of major pieces
  • King safety via castling
  • Rook to rook connection
Part 5: Chess tactics (middle game)

In this part, the students will understand

  • Knight fork
  • Double attack
  • Skewer
  • Pin
  • Discovered attack
  • Discovered check
  • Destroying the defender
Part 6: End game

In this part, the students will understand

  • Checkmate with king and two rooks
  • Checkmate with king and queen
  • Checkmate with king and one rook
  • Square rule
  • Back rank