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2019/2020 Curriculum for Chess Lessons. 

Curriculum for Intermediate level. 

 

Lesson 1

  • Overview: Algebraic notation, Value of Pieces, Promotion, Under-promotion, En Passant Captures, Pawn Exchange, Castle
  • Draw: Stalemate, Perpetual Checks, Insufficient Material, 50 Moves Rules

Lesson 2  

Simple checkmating patterns:

  • King against King and Queen
  • Mating with two Rooks
  • Mating with a Lone Rook
  • Exercises

Lesson 3  

Simple checkmating patterns:

  • Back Rank Mate
  • Epaulette Mate
  • Smothered Mate
  • Exercises

Lesson 4  

Simple checkmating patterns:

  • Checkmate a Lone King 
  • Checkmate Threats
  • Famous Checkmates
  • Exercises

Lesson 5

  • Summing Up (Lessons 1-4)
  • Simple Games, Puzzles, Exercises

Lesson 6

Overview:

  • Scholar Mate and Fool’s Mate
  • Weakness of the f2/f7 square
  • Exercises

Lesson 7 

The 3 chess game phases:

  • Opening
  • Middlegame
  • Endgame

Types of Chess Openings:

  • King Pawn
  • Queen Pawn
  • Flank
  • Gambit
  • Irregular

Opening:  

  • Four Knight Opening
  • The French Deference
  • Queen’s Gambit   
  • Exercises

Lesson 8  

Chess Game Opening:  

  • The Nimzo-Indian Defense
  • The King’s Indian Defense
  • Bogo-Indian Defense   
  • Exercises

Lesson 9 

The King Pawn Openings:

  • The Ruy Lopez
  • The Caro-Kann Defense
  • Exercises

Lesson 10 

The King Pawn Openings:

  • The Sicilian Defense

The Sicilian Defense:

  • closed
  • Exercises

Lesson 11

  • Summing Up (Lessons 6-10)
  • Simple Games
  • Puzzles
  • Exercises

Lesson 12

Openings:

  • Italian Game
  • Scotch Game
  • Scandinavian Defense
  • Alekhine Defense
  • Exercises

Lesson 13

Openings:

  • Slav Defense
  • Gruenfeld Defense
  • Dutch Defense
  • Trompowsky Attack
  • Benko Gambit
  • Exercises

Lesson 14

Openings:

  • Catalan Opening
  • English Opening
  • Hungarian Opening
  • Polish Opening
  • Exercises

Lesson 15

  • Summing Up (Lessons 12-14)
  • Simple Games
  • Puzzles
  • Exercises

Lesson 16

  • Planning & Strategy 
  • Top Middlegame Strategy Tips
  • A Combination to Win Material
  • Endgame Strategy
  • Exercises

Lesson 17

  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • Exercises

Lesson 18

Tactics:

  • Forks
  • Pins
  • Making the Best Out of the Pin
  • Skewers
  • Exercises 

Lesson 19

Tactics:

  • Discovered attack
  • Double attack
  • The Deflection  
  • Material Gain 
  • Exercises

Lesson 20

Tactics:

  • Overloading
  • Decoying
  • Exercises

Lesson 21

Tactics:

  • Zwischenzug tactic
  • Exercises

Lesson 22

  • Summing Up (Lessons 18-21)
  • Simple Games
  • Puzzles
  • Exercises

Lesson 23

Tactics:

  • Battery Attack
  • Block
  • Exercises

Lesson 24

Tactics:

  • Clearance Sacrifice
  • Sacrifices
  • Exercises

Lesson 25

Tactics:

  • Traps
  • Windmill Attack
  • X-Ray Attack
  • Exercises

Lesson 26

  • Summing Up (Lessons 23-25)

Lesson 27

  • Basic Checkmates
  • Exercises

Lesson 28

  • Common Mating Patterns
  • Exercises

Lesson 29

  • Famous Checkmates

Lesson 30

  • Summing Up