Teachers Chaos to Control MODULE 10 - Essential Lessons

Teachers Chaos to Control MODULE 10 - Essential Lessons
An introduction to the 16 essential chess lessons to build a strong chess foundation.

Once you complete this module you will be able to:

* Introduce chess to students using a simple and progressive approach
* Build a strong foundation for students in the basic elements of chess
* Inspire students with examples of forcing moves, checkmate patterns and great chess heroes

The program is fully accessible immediately after purchase, on demand. Access modules in any order and watch at your pace.

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  • quiz 9 Quizzes
  • assessment 1 end of module assessment
  •  16 practice activities
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  • 10.1 Introduction [Video length 2:03]
    An introduction to the 16 essential chess lessons to build a strong chess foundation.

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  • 10.2 When to check [Video length 12:15]
    The Platinum rules are the first set of founding principles that every player should follow to play the whole game well.

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  • 10.3 How to escape check [Video length 9:55]
    Learn the best ways to get out of check safely.
  • 10.4.1 Value of the pieces introduction [Video length 10:15]
    Learn the value of each piece and how it relates to the outcome of the game.
  • 10.4.2 Value of the pieces Example lesson [Video length: 10:19]
    Learn how to adjudicate various positions that have material imbalance to determine who is winning.
  • 10.5.1 Four-move Checkmate introduction [Video length 14:02]
    Learn how to win the game super-fast using the four-move checkmate and various ways to defend against it.
  • 10.5.2 Four-move Checkmate example lesson [Video length 11:00]
    Learn how to play and defend against the four-move checkmate through a real game with two good players.
  • 10.6 The Weak spot [Video length 12:27]
    Learn about the dangers of moving your f-pawn early in the game.

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  • 10.6.1 The Weak Spot Example lesson 1 [Video length 14:10]
    A powerful tactical game by Bugs Bunny showing how to use tactics to expose a weakness on the h4-e1 diagonal.
  • 10.6.2 The Weak Spot Example lesson 2 [Video length 12:07]
    Dory shows how dangerous the fried liver attack can be, forcing Black to bring his king right into the open.
  • 10.7 Queen vs King checkmate [Video length 15:39]
    Learn how to use your Queen and King to checkmate the King in less than 12 moves! This is the most fundamental and common checkmate in chess.
  • 10.8 Electric fence checkmate (aka Ladder mate) [Video length 14:50]
    Learn how to use two rooks to checkmate the King. The electric fence also works when you have two queens or a rook and a queen.
  • 10.9 Pawn Wall [Video length 7:01]
    Learn how to create a pawn wall and how it is used to attack your opponents pieces, gain space, control the game and establish a pre-requisite to attacking your opponents king.
  • 10.9.1 Pawn Wall Example lesson 1 [Video length 19:20]
    A model game by the fifth world champion, Max Euwe, showing how to create a pawn wall then use it to dominate the centre, drive opponents pieces back, gain space and ultimately attack the king.
  • 10.9.2 Pawn Wall Example lesson 2 [Video length 18:17]
    Black uses a tactical trick to take full control of the centre, preventing white from taking any active role in the game. Black dominates the game throughout and fiinishes with a nice discovered checkmate.
  • 10.9.3 Pawn Wall Example lesson 3 [Video length 19:43]
    The great Candlestick, Lumiere quickly establishes a superwall early. He then pushes the superwall forward before Cogsworth has time to castle. The game finishes quickly as Cogsworth cannot get his king to safety.
  • 10.10 Pawn Chain [Video length 10:45]
    Learn the key elements of a pawn chain and how it is a strong and solid defensive structure that can act as a powerful barrier to your opponents pieces. We will also learn how to navigate around the pawn chain in an effort to improve the position of our pieces.
  • 10.10.1 Pawn Chain Example lesson 1 [Video length 16:01]
    Miss Sensible creates a pawn chain which Fun Master Mike then proceeds to attack using his pawns and pieces. Miss Sensible doesn't have any option but to break her pawn chain which in turn opens to the game for a rapid attack against her king.
  • 10.11 Forcing moves [Video length 8:32]
    Forcing moves are the starting point of any attack. Therefore it is important to understand what forcing moves are, how to find them and how to defend against them.
  • 10.12 Team count and Power count [Video length 10:58]
    Team Count and Power Count are two great tools for evaluating the amount of power you have in any position. We will learn how to calculate both team count and power count and also how to interpret the results.

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  • 10.13 Spot count [Video length 8:28]
    Spot count is a valuable and practical tool to see all the forcing moves in a position and is an excellent estimate of understanding the attacking potential of each player. Calculating the spot count helps improve your chess vision.
  • 10.14.1 Common checkmates 1 [Video length 9:28]
    Learn about the most common checkmates in chess. We look at Scholar's mate, Fool's mate, The electric fence, queen and helper and rook and helper mates.
  • 10.14.2 Common checkmates 2 [Video length 12:47]
    Learn about the most common checkmates in chess. We look at Apollo's mate, criss-cross mate, Boden's mate, Back-rank mate and Smothered mate.
  • 10.14.3 Common checkmates 3 [Video length 11:26]
    Learn about the most common checkmates in chess. We look at Swallow's mate, Epaulette mate, Sunrise mate and Anastasia's mate.
  • 10.14.4 Common checkmates 4 [Video length 17:12]
    How to build resilience and not lose your pawns in the endgame.
  • 10.14.5 Common checkmates 5 [Video length 17:44]
    Learn about the most common checkmates in chess. We look at Damiano's mate, Greco's mate and Lolli's mate
  • 10.14.6 Common checkmates 6 [Video length 13:17]
    Learn about the most common checkmates in chess. We look at Blackburne's mate and Pillsbury's mate
  • 10.15.1 How to create a checkmate introduction [Video length 14:39]
    Learn how to put pressure on your opponents fortress and break through to deliver a checkmate.
  • 10.15.2 How to create a checkmate advanced example [Video length 25:08]
    How to create a checkmate advanced example
  • 10.16.1 Open files - Finding and using them [Video length 15:24]
    Learn how to use and create open files so you can optimise the power of your rooks.

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  • 10.16.2 Open files - Practical examples [Video length 13:33]
    Practical examples of how to optimise the use of rooks featuring the greatest endgame player of all time, José Raúl Capablanca.
  • 10.17 Famous players [Video length 2:22]
    An introduction to famous players, why they are important and how you can find out more about them.
  • 10.17.1 Famous players Example lesson 1 [Video length 21:46]
    Famous players Example lesson 1
  • 10.17.2 Famous players Example lesson 2 [Video length 23:28]
    Famous players Example lesson 2
  • 10.17.3 Famous players Example lesson 3 [Video length 28:30]
    Famous players Example lesson 3
  • 10.18 Module wrapup [Video length 3:26]
    A summary of the learning completed for this module and recommended next steps.

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