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I Will Teach You How To Play Chess! The most viewed chess course on Skillshare!

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34 Lessons (3h 6m)
    • 1. I Will Teach You How To Play Chess

    • 2. Who I Am

    • 3. Lichess Sign Up

    • 4. Board And Pieces

    • 5. The Pieces - King

    • 6. The Pieces - Rook

    • 7. The Pieces - Queen

    • 8. The Pieces - Checkmate With One Rook

    • 9. The Pieces - Bishop

    • 10. The Pieces - Knight

    • 11. The Pieces - Pawn

    • 12. Special Moves - Pawn Promotion

    • 13. Special Moves - En Passant

    • 14. Special Moves - Castling

    • 15. Studies - Pawn Endgame Basics

    • 16. 5 Ways To Draw A Game

    • 17. Notation Basics

    • 18. Chess Opening Basics

    • 19. Play A Chess Game Online

    • 20. Exam Chess Puzzle 1

    • 21. Exam Chess Puzzle 2

    • 22. Exam Chess Puzzle 3

    • 23. Exam Chess Puzzle 4

    • 24. Exam Chess Puzzle 5

    • 25. Exam Chess Puzzle 6

    • 26. Exam Chess Puzzle 7

    • 27. Exam Chess Puzzle 8

    • 28. Exam Chess Puzzle 9

    • 29. Exam Chess Puzzle 10

    • 30. Exam Chess Puzzle 11

    • 31. Exam Chess Puzzle 12

    • 32. Exam Solutions

    • 33. Bonus - 17. Reasons Why To Learn Chess

    • 34. Outro

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About This Class

You always wanted to learn chess, but never had the time, or need to do it? You thought, you don't like those thinking games and were never interested?

Well, those days are over now. Everybody can learn chess, just like anybody can learn to swim or ride a bicycle!

With this chess course, you will learn all basics of how to play chess and be prepared to use those learned skills for real life!

May it be problem solving, thinking ahead, getting creative or training your memory. There are loads of more things you can develop, just by sticking to this course and learn something new.

Chess is actually super fun, motivating and deep. And the more you learn the basics, the more you understand why.

All you have to do now is enroll this course and learn chess together with me.

Thank you for your trust,



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Special thanks go to my wife, for believing in me, staying calm, when some videos didn't work and loving me as much as I love her! <3

Meet Your Teacher

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Arne Kähler



Blessed with being raised by two amazing parents, living most of my life in Hamburg, germany. Acting School finished in the year 2000, self employed as a promoter for various products, having most success as the Captain Morgan. 

Moved to Malta in 2014, married my wonderful maltese wife who is a gifted artist and I am very happy with my life.

I was always creative but could never fulfill any of my ten thousand ideas. Year for year I am coming closer. 

I found skillshare via Seth Godin's Website and am happy to share some knowledge and learn more.

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1. I Will Teach You How To Play Chess: lo there. My name is Arne, and I will teach you how to play chess. And this is a good thing because chess is for developing skills for life, For riel. If you thought, like just it's a bit boring, it might be too complicated or you just didn't have time. This is actually what I hear. A lot of times I didn't have enough time. Well, you're in this material video already. And you haven't stopped yet. So you are interested. Give it a shot and roll it and we will learn chess together in no time. And it will be motivating fun. Interesting and help you in life. Thank you for your trust and we see each other later. 2. Who I Am: Hello. Thank you very much for joining the course. This is awesome. You took this decision, and before we start learning how to play chess, uh, I will tell a little bit about myself, who I am, because maybe that's interesting for you to know. So try to make it as short as possible. But, um, yeah, my name is Arne. I am from Hamburg, Germany. Born in 1979 and at the age of 67 years, I started to play chess. My parents taught me at the age of 12 13 simple like this. Ah, friend in school asked me if we play some chess games, and I told him he Howard, right. But I'm pretty good. So don't get upset if you lose and I lost in seven moves on that was mind blowing is like, Wow, I thought I'm like the best chess player in the world. And then that happened. So I went to the local chess club and I got beaten up even more chest vice. Of course they didn't hit me or something like this. And this was the biggest motivation for me to get better and better and better. And in a couple of years, I advanced to one of the most talented youth players in this chess club, and I won some tournaments and got some medals and stuff like that. Ah, a couple of more years later, I obtained my chest coaching license and I've been teaching our youth team for a couple of years. The chess moves. I never really stopped playing chess because the Internet made it so easy to connect with are the players all around the world. So I was pretty fascinating. It started more than 15 years ago with the Internet. Chess, Uh, in 1998. It was I was probably the very first person ever who made a one minute bullet chess game with the life comment. I searched you till if there's something like this, I couldn't find anything. So I said, Oh, I'm going to be the 1st 1 And I was very likely, very likely, although maybe I didn't do my search correct. So pretty proud of that Onda. I just did. Every now and then Oops, every now and then So recently, I thought, I have to reach my goal of making 100 videos and have done that, uh, nowadays I play in some tournaments occasionally and try to raise money for a good cause at different events by playing chess. That worked out pretty fine on. Now I'm here cause in my opinion, chess is probably the best game ever made. The best board game by far. That was me or that is me. Hopefully still on DA. Let's advance to the next lesson. 3. Lichess Sign Up: hello again. And as you can see, I became a little bit smaller. But this is okay because I'm not that interesting anymore. What is interesting now is how to play chess in the Internet, and what we're using for this is lee chest dot org's. Why Lee Chest? Because it's just the best. It's really the best. And why else? Because it's free, it's totally free, and it will stay free forever. So this is something which is really nice and cool. Leeches dot org's Just enter it in your address bar up here. Don't forget, it's dot or if you do use dot com or net or something, you will go to different pages. So argh! That's what we're looking for, And I will just quickly show you how to sign up there. You see on the right side the sign up and noodle Aegis register. So find a funky user name, which is either something with yourself for chess related, a could password and an email. And then you have to click here that you're not a robot and you can register. I think you have to send back une email so they know you're really, really um, doing this on. Once you've done that, you have excess. You can actually, you don't even have to register. You can also like says everything here as a guest, but to register it makes a bit more sense. So once you've discovered that everything is pretty cool, only chest dot Argh. You can decide to click down on the link down here. I just clicked it and free chest for everyone forever. It's just good. So what I did and what you can do is just make a one time donation of $5. Maybe by using your credit card or PayPal. It helps them. And since they're doing such a good job, it's a good thing to do. You feel better, too, so you can create a game. You just go to create a game, a standard game standard there different variations. Crazy house. Just 9 60 all of this. I will come to this on another day. Ah, time control is real time or correspondence. Correspondence is that each of you, you and your opponent have, ah, a bit more time than a day. And if he makes a move, you can make a move and If she makes a move, you can make a move a couple of days later or unlimited. So if you're really chilled and don't need time, you can choose this minutes per side. Five minutes in cremant and seconds. 10 seconds. Lots of those stuff. I'm just going quickly through with this, you can choose the black you can wide or random side. But since we haven't played chess yet at all, maybe not start yet. First look at my course and ah, then you can dio play the chess games. All right, so we're going to tools. This is interesting and important for us. And as you can see, when a hoover around over tools you can access the board editor on. By the way, if you don't like that theme, I don't like it white. So I will change to a darker theme. It's nicer for the eyes. In my opinion, this is shining. This is OK. This is shining, and this is okay shining. Okay. And this is art. So we just take this. You can even choose a three d board. Oh, my God. There's something wrong down there. Look, But yeah, two d, for now, so it's easier to see how the pieces look like, and you can change a lot here, and you can do a lot when your profile and stuff like this anyway. Board editor. And this is the starting position and everything about how the board is looking at how the chest pieces are moving in the next lesson. 4. Board And Pieces: Here we are again. This is the Bart editor off leaches Don't, Oregon. We will use this for the next lessons because it's easy to use. So, yeah, this is the starting position off the chessboard. But don't worry. We'll come back to that for now. Let's clear the board right here. And this is the board. Hello Board. Uh, don't get too bored now. It will get more interesting. So we have eight times eight squares black, white, black, white falling on to each other and two things are pretty interesting. One thing is that there are letters, and the other thing is that there are numbers, so I know this is Ah, crazy thing, but this is called the algebraic notation. And this is useful for analyzing games and for making a move. For example, this guy is on D one. Rukh is on the one. And if you move here, you will move two d two rook to d two. But that also later for more. Um, the other thing. That is important. Not only that, there are letters in here Numbers is this square age one? Because it's white. The don't right corner square is always white. It has to be because otherwise you cannot play chess correctly. So if you have a board and there are no board co ordinates, I always think about you and your opponent have to have the right down corner a white square to play proper chess. Yes, and now we know everything about the board. Let's set up the pieces one by one. So the easiest thing to do first is on the second role. This is where eight cute ponds belong. The hobbits of the chess game. Same applies for the black side. Onda. Um, yeah, This is probably the most easiest thing to remember, except maybe almost easily, equally easy. Is that the roots? That's the name of that piece they are on in the corners off the game. And now it gets a little bit more complicated. Probably so. We have more pieces here. We have the King, the Queen. We have the bishop and the night and the night. The night is the next piece. He is next to the rooks on the second place. Oh, no. Let's not put white pieces there. Yeah, that's a bit unfair. Yeah, I know. I would just take him out. Yes, I know. So let's take the Black Knights right there year, and then we come over to the bish up. So this is what I messed up as a child very often. First the nights and then the bishops. Where is the night, then? The bishops. Good. So now we have one king and we have one queen. Where do they belong? To? Eight ponds, two rooks, two nights, two bishops. All of this was pretty easy. So maybe some of you know already The White Queen always belongs to the White Square. Yeah. Not here. Here. Yes. Thank you, queen. And since we only have one square left, let's put the king there. I'm the king and the same applies for the Black Queen, always on the Black Square. And then the king. Of course, the black King goes on the White Square. But let's keep it like this. It makes it makes stuff a bit easier. So this is how you said of a board and the first exercises. Keep it in your head right now. Clear the board and set the board up yourself. You should really do this. You only have to do white. It's OK. Black doesn't have to be done, all right, and we see each other for the next lesson. 5. The Pieces - King: Hello again and this lesson. We're going to learn a lot, and this might be a little bit more complicated. We're going to learn how to check a king and try to checkmate to King how a game can end without a winner. And, of course, about the King. Yeah, I'm the K. Look how beautiful I am. Surely is so this is the king, the white King, and he can move on. Lee one square Each of the pieces can move. And this is the king's limitation, Juan Square. But at least he can move in every direct apps. That was too. He can move in every direction he wants to. You keep Chip Chip Chip. And since it's a turn based game and why it is always beginning let's start from the beginning position. As we have learned, this is not your beginning position. Oh, sorry. Ah, White will move that black will move on. White has to move and black us to move. And so on. Uh, what are you doing? I move one piece square. Yeah, but you're not allowed to move there. Why not? I will explain to you. The thing is, the king's cannot come close to each other because they would be in a check. And the check is the threat to take out the piece in the next move. So if White would move here, black could just take him. But that is not allowed. That is how chess is working. White cannot move into a check. And black, of course, cannot move to a check of white. So what they would be keep on doing is dancing around a bitch a little a little low and nothing would happen. And this also comes to the conclusion that this game will end in a draw. So called Draw. What? Every player gets half a point. No winner is going to be set here when there are only two kings on the board. Ah, man. Yeah, but fair enough. Let's shake hands or right. Ha ha ha. Now, that wasn't very nice. That is not possible. You're fired. So yeah, Kings. Only two kings on the board. They cannot checkmate themselves. We need more pieces to check. Made the opponent king. Uh oh. And here would be one of them. Hey, you were calling for me. The next lesson will show everything about that 6. The Pieces - Rook: So in this lesson, we're going to learn how to move the route correctly and check out where he can move to. And we can also check out how to check, mate the Black King. Ah, always me. So the rukh starts in the corner, in the down right corner and in down left corner. How can the Rukh move? Do you know it? He can move vertical, horizontal or easily said up, down and sideways. And as you can see, there is no limit. He can go one square, three or the whole board. That is awesome. And it's considered one of the best pieces. Queen is the strongest. Yeah, but later the queen. First of all, the Rukh. The Rukh is awesome piece. And he is very, very, very strong in the later games because at the moment, since he is in the coroner's he take it takes a little bit of time to bring him out. And that's good. We keep them for later. With quick, we keep the strong pieces for later. All right, let's check, mate King. Yeah, but, um, to make it easier. Let's get another one. Here we go. This keeps on getting worse. So let's check mate the Black King and explain to you how to do that. Since the root can move us faras he wants to sideways and up or vertical and horizontal. He can also check a king. Let's just say the king is starting here All GERD. So if I move my rook into this direction, the black King is in a check position because in the next wide move he could be taken out. So black has three options to avoid this check. The first and easiest option is he moves aside. We'll just move the king from here to there from here to there. Here, in here. No check here. Okay, Perfect. Let's check. Is there check here? No check here. But of course, the king cannot move here because he would still be in a check position. So sideways these air, the solutions. The second solution is Let's think about He has another piece, Farouk. So here's the check situation. I will save you with my life. And the Rukh just moves in front of the Czech position. So now the Black King is not in check anymore. He would be in check. Now you but the black, the blacking can just take him out, and it's all good. All right, So this is Ah, one solution. And the last solution we have is Let's think about the black King is in check here. But here is also a black Kruk. So now he cannot go in front anywhere here. But what he could do is he could just take out this piece. So there is no threat anymore. Boom! Here we go. OK, I will take back because that was nice. Yes. So we just learned how to avoid a check with three different variations. Either get out of the check with the king. Just play something in front of the check or take the piece out. Right. Good. You go back, my boy. Ah, loan again. And now let's check, mate. The King Jag. Jag, Jag, Jag! Dude, this will go nowhere. Ah, but how to checkmate him? So this is a definitely the best move here from here to here. And the game is almost over. Why is that? Well, since we have occupied this complete roll, the King has no chance to go to these squares. He's limited on the last line and he can disco year and here all the time. It has no other choice because, as we know, he's not allowed to go into a check. So after this perfectly and well played move. Thank you. The King has only two moves left here or here, and it doesn't matter where he's going. Let's just go to this space Now it's my turn to shine. So since we know the king cannot move across this last the second last role and he's Onley limited on this row here on this one. And if he is in check, he has to move out of the check. And if he cannot move out of the check, guess what? The game is over. It is checkmate. So this is where we check made the king full check, King. And here is the threats of the king canonical here. He cannot go here. He cannot go here. He even cannot go here or here. And that is called check, mate. The king is in the check and he has no possible moves to get out of the check. That is what we learned right now. It's not always that easy to checkmate the opponent's king, especially when he has more pieces. But now let's just think that he has only this poor king. Yeah, for May Onda, we actually have two rooks. Yeah, we're strong to go. There were strong. So, uh, as we have seen, the best and easiest and fastest way is to get the king to one of the last rose. I consider this from the best because is already near this feel. So what we are going to attempt is to checkmate the king. And this is cold A ladder, Jaque, mate, because it's climbing up a ladder kind off, So I will start there. No, that was good when the king was on the last roll. Now it's useless. Oh, so what have we learned? You were blocking the king from advancing, so we're doing the same again. Oh, Okay. Exactly. So this is not available for the Black King anymore at the moment. Ah, okay. But I have still some more rule Rose here. Yes. So the king will move here. Okay, I will do the same thing I did up there before. Boom, Jack. Now we have to go down the rope or up as you might call. That is correct. The king has to go in this direction because he cannot move here and he's in check. And there's no other piece to take him out to set in front. So he's going there. Hey, would you mind? That's a bit close. Uh, I'm gonna take you out, and then I try to make a draw. What to do now? So, yes. As we can see, the Black King has made a move close to the Rukh. So in the next turn, he could take him out and hope. See, White doesn't want that to happen. So what shall we do with the white piece? And here we have two options. Pretty similar to the king before to get out of the Czech. Either he can just move away. Bye bye. So, yeah, he has a lot of space because he is a Rukh. He's not limited to. Only one move can go year on somewhere else. And the second variation, this is interesting. Ah will help you there. Now they are helping each other out because, as we all know, the black or the White King aren't They're not allowed to go into a check threat. So if he would consider to take him out Oh, he would be taken out to. But that is not possible, since it's not possible. So you cannot take him anymore. So what to do next? Well, first of all, this is a variation. We can do this with every piece. We can even do this. If the king would be here and something like this, we can just move the king here. I cannot take him out because it would be too close to the King. Anyway, that wasn't the position. So what are we going to do now? We are going to force this to the other side, get as far away from the king as possible. Not just here, because you can go there and then back. And this will end somehow in the pitiful way. So let's move right to the other side then. And then, uh are you? I'm gonna get you. No, let's just consider that the king is going in this direction. So what we're trying to do is to checkmate him the way we've done. It's before, and if he goes here, he will be taken out. So that's not going to happen. I know. Yes. Very clever. Yeah, I am clever. We're going to the other side as far away as possible. And we already know the pattern off. How this is going to continue to get a checkmate, right? So the black King is lost and deluded and sad or arm on. He has less and less rose to go. Now he tries to get there as fast as possible. Another check? No. Another check? No. And then the game ends in a checkmate once again. So this is the lesson. Number two, the exercise number two. Let's try to checkmate the Black King with the two rooks and try to use the tactic we learned. Get as far away from the king as possible. If the king is coming too close, we just moved to the complete other side. Okay, here we can even goes there. Oh, no. And there But of course not there because you would take him out. So we go here and it's checkmate. Try this Now with your board and well done, you have just finally checkmated the opponent King and I give you one tip out to exercise this The best way. What we're going to do is we will set up the following position. The King, The black King goes on e five. The white King goes on E one Then we have one road here and we have another route here, just like it should be. And what we're going to do now is continue from here. That's what it says. OK, we're clicking at once. We will play with the machine, although a friend is nice. But now we'll play with the machine. And this is the starting position in this small peas. Ah, area here so we can use a time control. We can use a limited time. It doesn't matter. The level should be eight because he's moving quick and he knows what to move. And he will beat me all the time. But since we have two books, he won't have any chance against us. And this is important in this case we have to play white now. Now we have to try to check mate him With our system we have we can use this or this when it doesn't matter. As long as we stick to this ladder. Checkmate. Maybe from this side or since we cannot go here, we just go to the other side by So now we can rematch and he will check, mate. He will do it a bit different. He will try to beat faster like this, for example. And if we re match again, it's our turn again. So we to tie to check made him three times in a row. All right? And this is what you're learning now. Okay, See you in the next lesson. 7. The Pieces - Queen: on a year. We are with the next lesson. The queen. That's me. Yeah, You're even more beautiful than the King. That's because you're the queen. So the queen is by far the most powerful piece in the chess world because the queen can move practically almost everywhere. It can move like a rukh and like a bishop at the same time. So as we know the Rukh, he can move a vertical and horizontal. And the bishop, that's what we're coming to later can also move diagonal. And this is what the queen can do to Isn't this crazy? She's like a superhero. Bam, bam, bam, bam! Being and being him everywhere. And, um So this is why the Queen is the most active and precise and best piece. And in most cases, if the queen is lost, the game's almost over, too. There are exceptions, but in most cases the queen's going. It's over. Yeah, I'm very, very valuable. You sure are. And now we're going to mate the Black King with the Queen. Not again. And by doing this ah, the easiest way is to limit the kings. The Black Kings spaces as much as possible. Just like we've done it before with the Rukh. So this move is just awesome because he cannot advance more than the second row. And we're doing the same with the queen. But if the queen goes here, she will be taken out. So we have to be a little bit more careful. Let's go here first. Now the king has only one space to go. Isn't this crazy? He can't go here. He can't go here, here and here. Because this is all the space is occupied from a check off the queen. Okay, I'm going here. Yeah, so this is very good. Now, the king on Lee has those few squares to move to. So we've limited the Black King very massively. But can the White Queen mate checkmate the king on its own? The answer is no. No, no, no, no. Really? Yes. You want to try? Yeah. All right, Jack, I'm going here. Come here. Okay. There's only one more square left, so I'm going here. Okay, Now try to move. King, I can't move. Okay, One. No, you didn't win. Why not? And this is something we're learning now for the very first time. This is gold. A pat situation. The black king is not in check, as you can see, because the checks would be here, here and here. This is all the check value the White Queen has. Andi. Since the King is not in check and the king can neither move here, here or here, it's a pot that's called a putt situation. This is sometimes last chance. Um, the opponent has if there are a lot of pieces missing. And sometimes he tries to get into one of those pat situations where he cannot move anymore and is not in check. This happens sometimes, and this is a very common beginner mistake. This is why I'm showing this right in front. Never, ever. If the King is cornered, move to this space, leave him space like this so he can go back and forth and back and forth and back and forth . All right. That's bad. That's good. Is this good? No, it's bad. It's the same same story, just from the other perspective. None of these with the queen in most situations. So always give him of its base. But bring him to the last rope. That is the goal off this mission. So let's try again. Okay. Sorry for that before. Yeah, It's okay. You didn't know better. So the king moves here. Now the queen can try to limit his spaces as much as possible again. So what the queen is doing? Ah, she's moving like a night. A bit. The night can move like this. Were coming to this in one of our later, um, lessons. So the queen tries to limit the king with this basis. Now, the king on Lee has, uh, those spaces left here. Okay, This one too. So if the queen is, if the king goes back to one off those on the last row, this is what we want to Let's see in this, then we just go here and we almost achieved the checkmate. The king goes here, we do the same trick, or we just stay here. This the ideal position. We want to have to checkmate the king. But if the king moves to this space, we will advance with the queen again like a night, and try to cover even more. Space is now. The king can only go here, here and here. So if the king moves here the same game. We have him on the last row. That's where we wanted to let him go. And here again. So this is the last possible space for him to leave and we advance a bit further. Only this are the last limits. And we got him. We already have him because the next move of the King is going to be on either this rope clips on either this road or this role. And that's the perfect situation we want to have. So you can choose your destiny, King. I will go here. OK? I will just try to really keep you close. No. Why not? We just learned it's a pat situation. Oh, yeah? So just move one space either here or here to block the last line. That is the goal we want to achieve. Oh, yeah. Okay. Although I stay here. So now the king can Onley move back and forth here all the time. He's almost in art and kind of souped tongue. But this is something for later too. So this is the perfect situation. Boom. Now I will try to made you know you won't the queen roommate him, But I am. But I'm moving forward now. Yes, exactly. Boom. Mm. And this just goes on like this. We can really cover his moves. Where he is moving, the King White King is moving. So last two spaces available, It doesn't matter. The next move is going to be made. And there lot of different mate situations here. Let's say he's going here. Okay, I know what to do. Now on Go ahead that night. That is correct. Check can move here, here. And as you can see, the King is protecting the queen. So we cannot take the queen. Are there any more mates? Yeah. Checkmate. Correct. Any more mates? No. Yes, there are. Come on. Don't. You're You're the strongest piece. You don't have to be stupid because of that. OK, I'm very smart. I know there are three more checks. Check mates. I mean, show them, please. 123 Exactly. And this is something new. A bit to bid. New variation of this. If the queen goes down here, it's a check made to because of course, this is the check. And since the king who has to help the Queen is here, black King cannot move here or here, too. And that's a checkmate. Same, of course, applies to this. And this move. It's all the same. All right, so let's wrap it up. Try to limit the Black King with the spaces as much as possible. Just move like a night. Give him it. This is the night move. And this is a check. For example. Just pretend the queen is giving him a check all the time and try to bring the king on one of those last rose. And this is just happening automatically when you're doing this. See, the King is already This is the last pro for the king. So we try to bring the king here now so the king might move up and stay up. But if he moves here, we know the drill. And now it's time for the King. The White King will just move ahead. No, he will go here and we have the same thing again. Checkmate. And now, as you can see, if we go here, here or here, the king can escape. Here. Check. Ha ha. So that blacking lives a little bit longer. So if you have the chance, tried to checkmate him like this. It's a bit easier. All right? And this is what we're going to train now. Continue from here. Play with the machine. Unlimited time. We're way air, right? Boom! Wish. There you go. Check. Check. And this is already done. And the rematch? He will do exactly the same thing. Limit us as much as possible. He moves the king first. That's also totally Ledgett. I cannot escape. All right, That's it for the queen. And we see each other for the next listen. 8. The Pieces - Checkmate With One Rook: So we have learned how to make a king with two rooks. Yeah, we have learned how to make a king with the queen. Yeah, And now we will learn how to make the king with rink. Only one. Yeah, you could do it. I'm just a little Rukh and I believe in you. All right, so it is basically the same version we had before. Let's go to this position here. Um, the route has to move all forward to try to cut off the king from as many lines as possible . Just like this. Damn that again. And if the queen moves, here it is the king, the white king who moves up words If the king moves to here. Hey, um, getting attacked again, I'll just move to the other side. Ah! Ah! I ate that game and the king advances forward to slowly but surely and then we have this particular position. Now, what we're trying to get is the opposition. So if we have the opposition right now, we have to move here or here because in the next move, the black King can move to the left or to the right side only. And he will be in front of the king if we move in front of the Black King now, he will just move somewhere else, for example, to the left side. And if we try to chase him, he will go back. And if you go back and look back and go back and go back, uh uh uh, This will be a draw. Not yet, but what happens if we go here? If he goes back here, that would be checkmate. Since all those squares are occupied and it's a check, and you can go here and you can go here. So this is why we're in the last row. We're trying not to since the opposition, but go somewhere else to the right or to the left side. In this position, we go here, and if he goes here, we go back again. And if he goes back again, we don't go to the left side. Because it would be the opposition. He goes back. And for if I show you once again, um de dum de dum. So that's not good. But we're just making one little tiny move with the Rukh. But and now black isn't too strong and he has to move either to left or through the rights that if he moves here, we already know it's going to be a checkmate. So he moves here, we just follow him. Humans here, we just follow him. And this is his last possible move. And it's check, mate. So what we just learned here is if the king is in this mate position, we don't go in front of it. We just cut off his last movement way. So he has to move. Here. Here, here, here, here. Lips. Now he's gone. Hey, where are you? Sure, you go check Laid. So far, so good. OK, but what happens if he's here? I'll tell you to. Little stories about this one is the long but very easy version. What we just learned right here and one is taking away the spaces and squares of the blacking surely, but slowly, slowly but surely. So what we're doing first is we are going up on space now. The black King has only this amount of space is left, and he can take the route because he's protected from the king. So he's only going here. And now this is the easy version. First we just go to the other side. If he goes back, we give him a check and he has to move to one of those squares since he cannot go here and he's and check here. All right, so that is basically the whole plan. And if he goes here and we follow him and if he goes even one more step to the right side, we just block his complete passage. And we got him on the last roll very easily. So what team might do is go here, Check. So he tries to stay in the middle in the center as long as possible to avoid to go to one of the sides of the board. And now what we just learned We're not going into the opposition. We're going here. So the next move has to be in this direction. But he's going here. We're following him. If he goes here, we take away almost all of his spaces right now. So this is all his limited spaces right now, But this will be the other virgin. So he goes back. Check. He goes, Here we go. Here he goes. Here. We go. Here he goes back. Check. All right. He goes here. We take away the opposition. He goes Here we go. Here. Check and let's go. Here, take away the opposition. He goes here we go here. If he attacks, we just moved to the other side. And we have the same game again. Just one little move and he has it. Soup sung. So he will go here. We might go. Here he goes back. Check. Let's go here and take away his last spaces. Don't go here. It's mate. No, I know. And checkmate. Easy peasy. Okay, That is pretty easy. Just move away and don't go into the opposition. And now the faster and quicker way. Take away all the spaces. This is the maximum amount we can take away from the Black King at the moment. And he, as literally only three squares left to move nets, Play all three of those squares what to do? Because this will happen quite often. Let's go here. What happens now is we can improve the position with the Rukh. So this is the limit at the moment. Let's do it better. Let's move here. Even less squares don't give a check here because you will just move back. So just go here and take away his squares. What happens if he moves here? Now? We cannot improve the situation with the RUC because if we go here, he just gets taken. Yeah, just move here. I want Teoh. Well, I'm not gonna do this. This is weird. It is a bit so since the Rukh cannot improve his situation at the moment, let's move in the king and block those squares here as well. Because now he's limited to this square for the square of the square again. Did did it and he has to move again. And the last version we have is this square here and there. We can either go here or here with the Ruegen, improved the situation. I would I would go here because it takes away even more squares. We go here, it's OK, but yeah, it's both. It's both possible. But we try always to think every time the Black King is moving, how can we improve the situation with the RUC? And if we cannot improve the situation with the Rukh removed the king Either we moved the King forward or remove him backwards to just defend and protect and then move the look forward. It would look a little bit like this. Let's go here, improve the situation that worked out perfectly. Now he goes here, We can't improve. We moved the king forward. All right. Makes sense, right? If he goes forward, we can improve the situation. Boom! Now he has even less spots. He moves back. We can't go forward with the King. We also cannot improve the situation with the RUC. So we just protect the Rukh and Black King has the same situation again at Supercuts Funk. He has to move in a worse position and he has no other choice. He goes here. We improve the situation. He goes here We go back with the king. He goes here we go back with the king, protecting still. If he goes back here, we improve the situation with the King because we cannot do it with the Rukh and so on. Blue blue! Let's go here. Improve situation. Let's go here. Improve situation. Let's go here. Let's just protect Go here And now he has only little to no squares left. If he goes here we improved the situation one last time with the Rukh and go back and then let's go here and here. These are his last squares and it's going to be a mate if he goes here. As you can see, Checkmate. No square available anymore. And if he goes here, we just go here. He has to move back and forth only on those two squares, which he will do. Dick, Dick, Dick! Checkmate. You got that? It's not that easy. But then again, it is pretty easy. I would prefer for beginning to start with the easy way. Just take away the spaces on a long route because the closer he comes to an edge, for example, if you would go here, we just take away all of this. We can work together with both variations. This is what you do when you play normal chess games. Anyway, you just go here and then you move the king forward and if he goes here, you can move on the other side to take away more spaces. If he goes back, we can go around here. If he goes here like this, then out of a sudden Onley those spaces left because the blacking has to move anyway. So okay, we can make a key movement out of both variations, but it's good to know both variations. Just eso you know it all right? Yeah, that was basically it. We know how to mate. Check made. Where? The route. You purr. Yea, boo! We're gonna do nuking Okay, That's cool with me. See you for the next lesson. 9. The Pieces - Bishop: on. Today's lesson contains the bish up, which can Onley move diagonal, but as far as he wants to. So there are, um, loads of discussions. Which of those pieces is better? And I think a small percentage says it is the bishop because it can just move further. The space is off. The night are limited to this amount, whilst the bishop can move through the whole board and thus get a little bit more space. Especially when he's here. He has 123456789 10 11 12 13 different spaces he can move to. So enough of that. As you can see, our white bishop, which is starting here, has on Lee White squares he can move to. He can never, ever go to a black square. That's why we have to off those. And this one is on Lee staying in on the black squares. Okay, easy. Is that so? That is good to know. If there is a black bishop on the opposite side, they will never be able to touch each other. They can talk. Hey there. You look good. Yeah, You look good too. The condense around, but that's about it. So now the question, of course, is. Can we made the Black King with one bishop? And the answer is no, simply not possible. The most weekend advanced to is another pot situation, which might be looking like this check. And if we go here, the king cannot move anywhere. It's a draw, and since we cannot make him, it's a draw anyway. So if there is a position ending like this, it's a draw. That is how it's happening. Same applies, of course, to the black squared bishop, but can to bishops made the Black King Yes, they can. This is pretty complicated when you know it. It is super easy. And this will come for another lesson, an advanced lesson which I might be making depending on. How good all of this, how to learn chess is working out here. All right, so how to checkmate the king with two bishops? This will come another day, and that's all about the bishop already. That's all you have to know and what is interesting. See you. The next lesson 10. The Pieces - Knight: way have done a lot already, and now the next piece is coming up. It's the night one of the most fun pieces in the chest game. It is a bit special. It is a bit complaint complicated for beginners, but it's one of the most interesting and creative pieces, which has variations all over. So how does the night move? The night moves to spaces like this, and then you can decide one space to the left or to the right, so as I would, I learned it. Like a night can move in an L shape. Just imagine an L in every different way, and you are on the safe side how the night is moving like a Tetris. L remember the Tetra cell cell from here. Up, up, up, up, up, up, up, up. These are the spaces, and people tend to tell if the night is on one off the boards edges. It only has four spaces to move, too, so try to avoid getting the night on the boards edge. Sometimes it's unavoidable. Sometimes they're good moves, but in most cases he is better in the middle or somewhere where he has much more space So this is one interesting thing about the night. The other interesting part is, if we have our starting position, the night is Theo Onley piece in the game which can jump over the pieces. Maybe the white ones are the black ones. So in the opening, there are openings which are going like this is totally Ledgett the bishop. He cannot move over here. Oh, I was a court, but he can't. First this guy has to move forward. Then he can come out. Yeah, but the night you can jump over the pieces. And this can also be very, very interesting in certain situations. Just imagine we have position like this. We know how the roots are moving. We know how the bishop is moving. And we know that the night can move in an L shape. So this would be the Knights moves he can make. And as you can see, King is pretty much blocked. Yeah, Guys, I need some space. Please, never do that. And this is what can happen from here to here. And this is called checkmate. It's a check, mate. King isn't check. You can move here, here, here because those guys are in the way. Oh, sorry. Yeah. Sorry on that. Shouldn't have moved here, guys. Really? What kind of idiots do I have? Your well done. Yeah, We Okay, let's cut the cell. That's a bit silly. Anyway, that's the night. A very, very interesting, uh, piece. So the question is again. Can the night mate the Black King? No, it's not possible. This is a check. And if he moves here and the king was here, we have the same thing. Like with the bishop before. It's a part situation. But can two nights checkmate the king? The answer is no, really? No, they can't. Isn't this crazy? There is, ah, situation where it looks like a made, for example, like this. This would be a check. And the king really moves into this spot. It can be check, mate. Right? Can't go here. Here, here. This is checkmate. But there is all never ever is their situation where we can move the king into one of those corners off the board. He will always be able to get out of here and stay somewhere in the middle. We cannot move forward. It's just not possible. He will always have some escape places to stay here, so it's not possible. So if if this ever happens on this positions on the board, you can claim a draw because it's technically impossible to meet the Black King. One thing I would like to add. Is it possible to checkmate the king with night and Bishop? And the answer is yes, it is possible. And it is a very, very, very interesting study with trouble off course have in one of my advanced courses how to play chess because it requires a lot of study. And it's an interesting way off. Check mating the king who looks probably a little bit like this. Then there is the check and there is the mate. Because, for example, if you have a black squared bishop, we can Onley mate the black King in one of the black square corners. We cannot make him here. So the goal of the Black King is to try to move into this corner or in this corner. And we try to get him slowly but surely on a long journey into this corner. This is it. Very, very interesting study. But this is just for for your knowledge and I will show you in one of the another lessons which I haven't made yet. But they will soon come. All right, that's it. We know how almost all the pieces are moving. Let's move forward to one last piece. And the most interesting piece in the chess world. The poem. See you soon. 11. The Pieces - Pawn: Okay. Now come. Something really interesting. One off. My favorite piece is the most crazy piece in the chest world. It is the poem that is me. I'm so cool because I'm so much rich of variations. Yes. So the poem the poem starts as we know on the second rope. And how does the pawn move? I can tell you he moves one square. And the interesting part is he can only move forward. Not like this. That wasn't very nice. You can't even do that. Yeah. You can't even hit me like this. Oh, no, no. You can Onley hit diagonal like Bishop. Oh, yeah, I forgot. So if there would be a night and there is a bishop, for example, the poem can go diagonal and captured the peace. Can you capture the bishop? Not yet. But if the bishop would go here and the pond would go here and the King would do something I could capture the bishop to So we just learned the poem can only move forward. You cannot move backwards If he goes forward, he can never go back. Also very interesting. Only move forward. Onley capture pieces diagonal and one more thing in the beginning of the game. On the second row, he has to be on the second role. He can not only move one square forward, he can move two squares forward, Bloom, just like that. And actually, when we're going to our starting position, this will be the very first move. Every beginner learns when he's playing chess as an opening, he moves the E four that he moves the pawn, the pone from me, too to e four classical chess. So that is that about the poem? Can the pawn check made the king? And the answer is yean. That means yes and no. Ah, because there's no chance that the pond can checkmate the king on its own, even with the King, because they can only move to those spaces. And there is never a chance to corner the king that much, that there is a space left for him to always move out somewhere. So that is not possible. But now comes the special talent off this poem. The pawn can promote to one of those pieces if he advances to the last row off the opposite . Um, King, are there the opponent? If this happens, he can choose if he promotes into a night a Bishop Farouq or a queen. And 95% of all cases I'm just giving this numbers might not be true. It's the queen because the Queen is, of course, the strongest piece on the chest sport. That would be a check, mate. But in some some situations, Let's, for example, let's have this situation here, which is quite interesting. If, um, if the next move from white would be to advance and promote into Queen, it would be part the king cannot move to any space and is not in check. It's a part situation. So here it would be much better to promote into Rukh and made him as we have learned it before. But there is no chance to checkmate the king with only one pawn. But with two ponds, for example, this those £2 can even stand alone, huh? You think so? I will just, uh, take them away without you being able to do anything. Well, you can try. So I will move this one forward. Well, I'm just going here. Moved this one forward. Okay, I'm just moving here. Check. Ah, and now how we really advance? No, I'll move! My king. Wait! What? Why don't you move the pawn forward? I could just take this one here. Well, if you do so, I will advance into a queen. And that's an easy mate. Oh, so I'm not allowed to take him? No, sir. Off course not. You can't go here because the next move will be a queen. And if you go back, I will just move my king. Forward, My king! Forward! My king! Forward, my king! Here. I will give a check here. Ah, that is so evil. Move, my king here. No, I can't go here anymore. Damn you! And we get a queen. So this is one of the easy virgins There More versions. How to make you with £2. What can happen here is also this example. I move to forward. I will get a job. Ha ha! You won't make it. I'll move this to forward. Oh, okay, I see it. So if you advance to get this poem, there's one just moves through to advance into a queen again. Yes, but we will have a brilliant and game study. One of the most crazy studies As I have first learned this king and pone against King where it is one and where it is a draw. But this will be one of the later lessons So that's the pone We have some more special moves within which we will also show a bit later I will go to the home past song which means by moving know what does it mean? I have to check in the apostle lesson itself I can take this guy just like he would advance forward normally. But this later and I will talk a bit more about the promotion and how this is working better see you next lesson. 12. Special Moves - Pawn Promotion: so welcome to our special move. Siri's chow. No, you're not that special, Little pawn. You are special because the 1st 1 in the special move Siri's is the palm promotion. We were talking about this already in the pawn lesson, but let's get into details. So when you hit the end roll, you can advance into a queen, a rook, a bishop or a night in almost all of the cases, that's going to be the queen. Since the queen is the most powerful piece, Uh, I'm the king of the world. No, I am. I'm the king of the world. Yeah, I'm the queen of the world. And, uh, there are situations. And this is where you have to be aware off, which is called under promotion where, for example, if you would have let's let's build up this position here if you would have the chance to promote Normally you get the queen. Yes, that is correct, because you always also have a little advantage because you have a pawn right here. But, old dear, we missed something. What did we miss? We missed the checkmate. Yes, I can checkmate with one move. Boom. Ah, that is so unfair. Yeah. King can move here. Paul is in the way. Can move here. Can't move here is in check. Check, mate. Oh, dear. That went totally wrong. So there's actually only one good situation here. It's called a so called under promotion. We should take a different piece to get a bigger advantage. In this case, the night I just move forward. It is a check. And this is a so called fork from the knife the night, not the knife. But some people call the night a knife because he's so sharp. This is a FARC. It is a check. And it also attacks the opponents Queen. Damn, I can't move away because you're in check. You have to move. I can take him out. All right, I think Check. My queen is gone. How could you? And as faras this position is moving on. White will win because off the night and the pond. At some point, the pond will advance evolve into a queen and the game is won for white. So that was a nice situation. I had the situation in the pond lesson before where there would be a part of situation if you get a queen just to add one more time? No, the other way around. This one goes here. This one goes here and the pawn goes here. If I get a queen, it is Putt King can't move anywhere. But if I get a Rukh, the game is won with by white Because the king has one more square to move To whom? Ah, Why isn't this square occupied as well? And now the rook endgame has begun. How to checkmate black. We all know that we learned it. Yes, that was the poem promotion. See you for the next special move. 13. Special Moves - En Passant: Welcome back. We have own past song, which is friends for in passing, and this pretty easy. But for people who have never heard about this, you have to get a knowledge how this is working Passau, while passing or in passing the poems is meant just in case. We have this position here, and the white is about to move one square forward now Black can. Since he's on, the second role on this site can move to squares forward. And now comes theon pasan rule because I can take diagonally diagonal, the black poem Beef and he's gone just as if he would move one square forward. This applies the same when he's moving to squares forward. But this won't happen If, for example, he moves two squares forward and then the white player moves thinking forward. So now I missed my chance to capture on pasan because whatever. I'm moving now. If it moved the king, I cannot take the pone away like this anymore. I cannot move like this are the next move has to be this or something with the quick with the king. So we have to make it exactly one move after this happens. That is basically everything to own possum and an hour chess exam, which we will have later. Um, I will have one of the study questions about this. So just be aware this only working like this nowhere else. And I told you the let's see the white peace version and here I go. This is own puzzle. See you next lesson. 14. Special Moves - Castling: come to our last special move called the Cast Sling, which involves King and Farouk. We have two versions off the castling, the short casting and the long castling, and I will explain to you how it is working. So let's take a look at our starting position, so we will do some moves. Don't worry too much about this, but to advance, we will check out those moves, for example, like, say, that's this. And now White is able to do this crazy maneuver off. Casting the king moves to squares to the side. And not only that, in the same move, the Rukh moves over to the other side, next to the king basically jumps over or just walk. Spy. Nobody knows. It's just going too fast. So the king goes here and the rule here. This is one move and this is called the Casting. So why are they doing this casting? Because at this particular moment, the king is okay. But the more pieces are coming out of the game, the more dangerous it is for the King and disposition. But if the king is here for now, he's more safe. The route is a strong piece protecting the king there to £3 in front of him. And that is why people are castling very, very often in a game. So this is the short castling maneuver. Now the long castling is exactly the same thing. We I'm just taking some moves. We are trying to move some pieces around and the king goes to space is not three two spaces to this site and the same moment the route jumps over the king and he even goes three squares. So that is called the long castling. And people talk about the long casting is not allowing casting If the king hasn't moved one more space to the left side because there are some vulnerable pounds here and now they're a bit more safe like this. But this is something else. So what is very important to know a castling? Can Onley happen in certain circumstances? And I will show you here in the casting process. Let's just take one route here so we can castle short. But in this process, the King and the Rukh shouldn't have been moved one single time the entire process as the casting off the casting. They have to be unmoved before they can castle. So if at one point the king has moved to the left side and then at one point he has moved to the right side, he cannot castle anymore. It's just not possible if the route has moved back and forth at one point. No casting is allowed on Lee. If the King and the RUC haven't moved at all, you can castle. True. The same applies, of course, for the long castling as well. So this is rule number one. This is important to know. Okay, Rule number two If the king is in check, for example, the Bishop just moved in this direction. And since he is a diagonal moving piece, this is a direct threat of the king. A check. The king is not allowed to castle out of this check. Although this would be such a cool maneuver would make things so much easier. But as long as the King is in check, he's not allowed to castle unless he moves a peace between or he takes out the piece. Of course, these are the exceptions. But if he would move the peace between and now he took, he cannot go back and then start to castle again. So if he's in check, he's not allowed to castle. And one of the most on blast important rules is he cannot castle through a check. Let's say let's say he's here So off course the king cannot go here. It would be a check and cannot castle through a check. Same applies. If the group would be here, this would go through a check. He cannot castle, It's not allowed. No bad king. Is he allowed to castle here? He is actually really allowed to castle here because this is not going through a check. Since the king's just moving two squares to the left side and the rukh, it doesn't matter if he's and check or not, because there is no check. The book cannot get it to a check. So this is totally alleged and legal movement. I can castle right here doesn't happen that often, but it is possible. But in real life I mean with real life with the rial board and riel pieces, you have to touch the king first. Yeah, I rule. And if you touch the king first and move to squares to the right side. This is a proper castle. So, actually, when you take it like this, casting is just the king moving to spaces. And this happens automatically if you dare to touch the roof first. Yeah, don't touch me first. Never touch me, Actually. Well, for check made. Maybe if you touch the route first. This is all what happens because you're not allowed to castle anymore. People will complain and say, No, no, no, no, no. You touch the route first. So if you go here with the rukh and you think the king jumps over, that's not happening. This is how it will continue the position. All right? Always king first. That's that. Let's see each other in the next lesson. 15. Studies - Pawn Endgame Basics: a low on This is the end game study of Pawn and a King against King and Ah, we only have three pieces on the board, and this is going to be crazy complex and requires a lot of reputations to really, really keep this idea in your head. And the first time I ever heard about this study, it was pretty mind blowing for me because I didn't know. So in general can Pawn and the King win against the king on Lee if the pond promotes mostly into the queen than it is possible. But there are chances that the king blocks the path of the pone, and then it is a draw, either through a stalemate or the putt. But this statement, by the way, I just used pots the whole time as a word because I didn't remember the words in the English. Word is stalemate, Of course, when this is a statement, when the king cannot move in any position, it's not a check. The pot, the stalemate. So this is the most crucial situation about the whole and came study. When you have this position, which you will have when you have a pawn and the king and another king. It depends on who is moving first. Who wins the game? Easy. Is that because the other person has the souk swung? A German word took Song is forced to move to one certain square and normally it's not that good for him. So let's pretend easily. It is black smoke. Yeah, it's my move. That is good. I'll can win now. Not really. Why not? We'll take a look. How many moves you have left? Are Canticle here? I can't go here. I can't go here because it's protected Kanko year. Oh, that's my only space. I don't want to move, but you have to move. No, I don't want to move. You have to move. No, let's get a different king. Okay, let's move here. So black has to move. This is the only square And now white moves asking forward Black cannot move back. Cannot move here can move here on Lee. Here, Here, here, Here. It doesn't matter because the next move is going to be the queen promotion and around 10 moves later and black is check, mate. So this is what happens if black moves first. If black moves first in this position. White winds. What happens if White moves? So why It has only two riel options at the moment, protecting the pawn in the next move or going somewhere else. So, uh, protecting the poem in this situation we already had. That leads to a stalemate because the king cannot move. It's not in check. Tech, tech, tech, tech. Stale, mate. So this is the draw situation. And of course, if the White King moves into any other square, I'll just take that and it's a draw. Ah, okay. Remember this crucial position? Let's advance a bit further. Who is winning now? Also hear it depends on who moves first. The goal is to keep the opposition Opposition is. If the Kings are staring at each other like this, they're having this mental showdown. Opposition. An opposition. We have this in the very first King move. Lesson is when none of the king's can move across this border since it's not allowed. So just, for example, if it would be lacks, move to go. Rashed can either move here or here off course here, but that's not that good. You can move here or here. Let's move just in this direction. White can try to go past him in this direction and then lead the pawn to the Queen victory . So if he moves here again and White moves back again to the opposition and Black has to move again, he can move here again. Or hear again. Let's go here, for example. White moves past now from the other side blocks all those squares. So the black King has to move around here to even get a chance to get this pawn. So the next move will be here. But the pond advances now. He cannot even go here because the poem is capturing diagonal and the game is basically over. The queen is there. You got that? So if the opposition is there, if Black has to move, White just passes by, gets the opposition again. Which way? I don't know. It doesn't matter because the game is already over. Oops. I can't even go there. What are you doing? Silly king. Now whites turned to move. Will he win? No, we won't. Why won't he win? Because Black is keeping this opposition The staring contest. Don't look at me like this. I'm out of here. Well, I'm looking at you. Uh, I'm going here looking at you here, looking at you. So if it happens, we can carry this own forever, and it's going to be a draw. Eventually, White has to move his pawn forward. And this is the situation where black can just easily move here in front of this pond. And if it happens to be that White moves the poem forward again, then black can just move back to keep the opposition like this straight rope. It's getting complicated, right? It does, really So White moves here, and Black keeps the opposition. And we have this situation again, remember? And since it's white move now, he either goes there or it's a stalemate. Let's go back. What happens if why it doesn't go here but goes here and goes like I'm a sneaky king. I'm just going from this side or this side. Well, let's see what black is moving. Since Black has to keep this opposition, black just moves forward and blocks the way. He also blocks this and this square, and if White tries to sneak away again from this side, then black just moves back in a straight wagon. Opposition check. Ah, we got this situation again. Okay? No. What happens if White try something like this year? I will go back here. No, let's see if I try lit like a triangle and get him out of this rhythm. Maybe he doesn't know what to do. But in this case, whatever wide is doing here, if he doesn't protect the pone, just stay on the poem line here to advance. So black has to move here. And now I can go here. Here, here, here again. Black takes the phone, and if I'm here again, move straight back. All right to get that. Hear, Hear. I can't go back. Ah, Here, maybe. Ah, he knows everywhere. Worried to go now? I got you. No check. Stalemate Draw. That is crazy right now. One more thing. Okay, we got this situation like this, right? Remember? So what happens in this position? I can tell you whoever moves if it is the Black King or the White King, it doesn't matter. White will win. So how is this even possible? We had just this here before, right? And there does matter who moves first. And now we have this situation and doesn't matter anymore. So first of all, you cannot automatically come from this position into this position. But if you're in this particular position, let's make the easy way First, like Black has to move one of those squares. Let's take this one. White just passes by and the rest is history. Queen No, this way around. So what happens if White proves? Now? Just go to one of those squares. And now black has Thea position remember? Yeah, well, how does White even win when I have the opposition? Because we are to this beginning position Once again White moves the pawn forward Black moves back, White moves the pone forward. No, not that square again. I am in soups Fung I am and white who wins. Let's take a look at all of what we learned just right now from this position. Okay, We know that White tries to get the opposition of the king So what is the next good move here? I don't know. I know, I know Tell me You move the pawn forward. Let's get another king here. I know, I know, I know, I know. Tell me We go here to get the opposition. That is correct. Now they are in front of each other again. And black has basically only those two good moves here to try to keep a little bit of occupation off the other spots. Let's go here. So these are blocked and white advances to this part. If Black moves here, White can just move on with pone and King until the end. So why Black won't do that? Black will definitely not go here. He will go back to the this place and we have the opposition again. So the same game continues. Maybe in this direction. And we can go on like this for ever, Not forever, because at some point the board is the board End is there. So if we go here and here and now Black smells the chance to co over and just pick up this poem. Since the pone hasn't moved at all, he can start with two squares. If you're doing good, would go one square. The king would get him so two squares up. Boom! Now I am becoming the most beautiful queen ever. That is weird. Yeah, and I don't like it because I know, I only have this one spot left again In the end. Let's go up here and why it goes here. And if the king goes here, we got this same position again. So King goes here and we remember this position again. Boom Opposition. And the game is over. Ah, no, I want to go Year do so. No, it's over. Okay, guys, you've got that. That is complicated. I know, I know. And it took me a while to figure it out for myself. And it's so important. Last lesson. What happens if it's blacks? Move right now. Boom! Just sorry. You just go a year to keep the opposition. Now Black has the opposition. He's occupying all those nice spots and White can give a check. I will go here. White will go here and remember the same thing. Black stays on this line. As soon as White tries to advance, we keep the opposition. If I go here, I can go here. If I go here, I just go here. Stay on this line. Unless the king moves next to the pond because he cannot out maneuver him. It's not. It's called flanking, actually. What? We're trying to do. We're flanking the king. Opposition again. Check. Here we go. We go back. I'm here. Maybe Yes. Sets. Okay. Check. Ah, okay. Back he goes. Don't do that. Check And I go back. Opposition off Black. Ah, You got me this time. Relax. It's only a draw. Stalemate? So what do we got to here? We have upon a rukh pond so called on the last on the side road on DA. We have the opposition of white, So basically white should win, right? No, nobody wins here. That is correct. Because, of course, if we try to advance here, this is the only spot. White cannot go out of here. So your position lasts as long as you want. We cannot win this game stalemate again. And if we move somewhere else, you will take it out. And, um yeah, since this opposition, he cannot move to I don't know, this spot. Um did I wouldn't know. I mean, there's no white King. No, this is just not possible. So if there is, um, upon on the edge of the board, White will have a draw. Same as black. But what happens if, for example, the King is here who will win now? Will the pawn be quick enough to advance and get a queen who will win the race? Can you tell? So if it's would be whites, turn one two groups. 34 Andi, here's the queen. Let's start from here and let's give you a square of the pawn example to know immediately If upon can advance to the last square and the king can either reach him or not, the king has to go into the ponds square And this is the ponds square. Imagine a diagonal and imagine this is the square of the poem. So whenever black has the chance to move into this pawn square black will be in time to get the pond, for example. I'm in the square now. So easy I will get to you. Yeah, I'm a quick, uh, not yet you are, and very easy to to understand. Is it like this? This is the square. But of course, the king cannot even get close to the square because he's behind the pond So the pond will always advance even if it's blacks turn. Ah, gonna get no Got a good ship nod so working. So there's going to be a queen. So what do we have, uh, here? Square hopes Tipped to be square. Let's draw this square. If white moves, this square just got very much smaller. And the black King will never get into this square. Sadly, no, no, I lose again. But if it would be if it would be blacks move Now he advances into this square. Even if he goes here, doesn't matter. He will hopes he will be in time to catch the pond square of the pone. So this is all there's even more and more, just with one singular palm and endgame studies. There are loads of theories and things, but these are the most basics. In my opinion, the most interesting is who will win a game when there are two kings positioned like this white winds. It is just crazy. I love it. And, um, this is what we're going to play or you off course. This is what you are going to play against the machine just like that. Just try to figure out how to win this end game against black. Are you ready for this? There you go. It's already won. Oh, that remind a mistake. That's how it's working. It's easy to make a mistake. He can run, but he can't hide and then made him with the queen. And if you're really generous, made him with a rook. Okay, guys, see you next lesson. 16. 5 Ways To Draw A Game: all right, Here we go again with some versions off, how to draw a chess game or when it is a draw and we have five versions. Not six, not four. There are really five versions. We already know some. The putt, the stalemate and would give the same example one more time. Let's say the king has just became a check here and we move here. That would be so dumb will be so dumb. But there is a chance that this can happen every now and then, especially when you only have some seconds left on a time based chess game. Just make this one move, and all of a sudden it's a stalemate. Same applies to this famous position where Black just moved here and White has the stalemate that was option number one. Option number two far drawing a game. Is my opinion the most complicated? It's called the threefold reputation. And let's say we have massive armada off really, really good pieces here for the black side and poor white. It's just down below here, and the king is not very happy at the moment. He's, uh, he I don't know what to do here Can you do something, Queen? Yeah, Leave it to me. I will draw this game for you. Wow. So in love? Yes. The threefold reputation. Our course. If an identical position has occurred at least three times during the course of a game with the same player to move each time, that'll be us. Check. Oh, that doesn't bother me. I'll just go here. Check. All right, I'll go back. Check. Okay, This happened the second time. Check how I get the point. And that has been the third time. An identical position from the same player has a court. There's actually feta feeder rule feed is the the Chess Law or the organization? The Federation International Days is check that the Chess Federation, which has made the laws off this game and they say when the position will occur for the third time after the players intended next move. He writes the move on this score sheet but does not make the move on the board and claims the draw. It doesn't happen automatically. So if this happens the third time, the queen will go to the referee and tell him, Hey, it's a draw. It's the third time in the exact same position. I gave a check, for example, three time reputation. Sometimes it happens that in in a game where some moves have advanced on, the players are coming to a situation. I'm just playing some moves. It's not automatically hoops happening like this. But, for example, if if the game has advanced a little bit and nobody is really eager to play some big moves and they don't know what to do and they're tired and then somebody starts this and the position has happened 1/3 time in a row. So that is the threefold reputation. Interesting to know. What do we have else? We also have the 50 move rule. So, for example, that happens, of course, very often in an end game when there's only a little amount of pieces left. And let's get to this famous example of the bishop and the night. Yes, we complete him. Yeah, we can do so. But what happens if White doesn't know how to checkmate the Black King correctly? This will probably take more than 50 moves, and in this 50 moves in the previous 50 moves by each site, no pond has moved, so We have no pond here and no capture has been made. A draw may be claimed by either player. So if this is just happening to be a game where after 50 moves, nothing is really happening, he doesn't know how to make him. I really to be absolutely honest. It is difficult. You have to train it every half a year. How to checkmate. Ah, the black King correctly. And this happens in this position quite often. So you always should go for it. 50 rules 50 Move. Rule on dumb. Then we have. And we always had also had this before. The impossibility off a check, mate. So, for example, those kings, they don't like each other, but they cannot check mate each other. This was the very first lesson we had. So this is automatically Ah, draw. They cannot checkmate each other. How about now? It's a draw. This position happens. This is the last piece and White takes this piece. You can claim automatically a draw because nobody can checkmate each other. Same occurs here. Not possible. What about this? Yes, it is possible. We just had that. What about this? As I mentioned before, If you play correctly. The two nights cannot checkmate the Black King unless he's really, really, really stupid and goes into the self checkmate. He will always have the chances to get out of here. So after after this, the 50 move rule will automatically apply. Probably if he really wants to play that. But normally the white player knows about this and the black players. So they go like, OK, that's a drop. And we have one last version off the drawl. And this is a mutual agreement. This is also not that easy to make this correctly, but a player can offer a draw to his opponent at any stage of the game. If the opponent accepts that, then the game is a draw. So, for example, let's go to the starting position. Hey. Hey, you the Yeah, What is it? How about a draw? But you just play one move? Yeah, I feel tired. How? But I would like to play. Yeah, but let's make it a draw. Come on. I have a better rating than you. I'm not sure about that. Isn't this a bit unethical? Come on. Nobody will know. Okay? Agreed. And the game is a draw that can happen. This is very, very rare that this has happened, and there are some rules for certain tournaments that there isn't a draw allowed, for example, after less than 20 played moves or at least 15 played moves so that at least a little bit of action is happening. But if there's a tournament and somebody needs Onley 1/2 point to win the complete tournament, he will do everything to try to get a draw. So if he has a slightly better position, this guy's missing and this guy's missing. It is very likely that if he offers a draw to Black, Black will accept and say, like, Well, who draws definitely better than me losing this game here. So yes, mutual agreement draw. And that is how you draw in a chess game. Good to know. 17. Notation Basics: Logan. We have the chess notation, and as you can see, I lined up all the chess pieces and the short names for the chess notation. It's important to have a short overview for this. You don't have to learn it. It's not that important at the moment. But if you ever want to attend to a tournament, which I would really, really recommend, because it's just a fun thing to do. If you ever go to a tournament, you should you will write down your moves. And of course, the opponents move. And this happens out of a very, very easy um, way. So let's play some moves here. And, for example, this happens. Black plays this move, and this is a very I will come later to this. This opening. This is a very common, um, beginners opening, and you can mate Checkmate here with the queen. The queen is protected by the bishop. It's a check. The king cannot go anywhere. So if Black just moved this move and then he realizes own no, I'm check made in one moment, and then he sneezes and says War and everything folds down and he says, I'm sorry I have a cold. Let's let's build up the position again on DA. It was a little bit like this. No, I didn't make this move. I made this move. No, no. You surely made this move, sir. No, no, I didn't make it. I made this move. I clearly saw that. No, you made this move. Well, it's not written down anywhere, right? So this is one example why you should write down everything in your jazz notation and how to do it correctly. But this will be in an advanced course one day. This is just for a very, very good overview. To keep this in mind, I will have a little printable version for you as well. In the worst case, it's very easy to check out the Internet to for the chess notation and because there will be chest positions or chess puzzles. And then there is a move like night takes, for example, e four. And how shall you know that the night is a big end and takes is an X and e four is this spot here? So this is what you should learn about the notation or it's good to know how the basics of the notation are, but all of this is listed here. All right, let's continue to the next lesson. 18. Chess Opening Basics: All right, guys, we have been through a lot. We have learned how to move the King, the Queen, the Bishop, the night and the rooks. Even the ponds we have moved learned all the special moves. We have also learned how to check mate the king with the different pieces. And now we're coming to an exciting part the chess opening. And this is our chance to shine. It's not because chess openings there are loads of chess openings and they have different names, mostly specified from a different players name or there, uh, from a different country, even cities are considered. And, um, there is, in my opinion, no perfect opening. I personally prefer Before I was growing up with this. Everybody's going up with this. This is like a basic beginner's move e four e five. This is Theobald and moving. And so it keeps on. But let's forget it. About all of this has never happened. No, this never happened. We're learning something new now in openings. Yes, since you're just learning chess, how to play it. And you might have never being playing chess before for riel or, like, never been into the basics as deep as you have been. Now let's forget about all of this opening stuff and keep some things in mind, which are important to make a correct opening or to play a better opening. First of all this year is the center off the chessboard, and there is a lot going on in the center of the chest sport. So by trying to gain control of the center, you will advance in your chest strategies and try to bring your pieces into a better position. And I have mentioned this earlier. If the night is on the edge of the board, it only has those spots right here to move to next. So he's a bit limited, and that's not that good in most cases. But if he advances into one of those spots right here in the center, he can actually move into many, many more directions by thinking about this that the center is a good place to play with. It is also good to advance the ponds who keep control of the center. This guy has these spots and squares safe, and this guy is protecting those. Yeah, I was strong together. Yeah, but if that happens, then the center is being disrupted a little bit. So this is This is the difficult part. You just don't know what to do. So we're starting with one opening, and this is mostly the Italian game with the four and the £5. But come on, let's let's get for real, I would say, And this is my riel and strong opinion. Play a couple off 100 chess games and fail in the openings. Do things wrong do crazy stuff to things like that That is not considered a good move. Start with something like this. Be creative. What I see very often and beginners moves is this move. And if this comes, this move comes because you just want to try out stuff. You want to try out how it feels like if the route is active in one of the first moves, and then he's attacking the King Point or something like this. And it is not very good because, of course, he's taken out by the bishop, and rook is considered a better piece than the bishop. So this exchange is a bigger advantage for Black already. You can say that for short now. Besides all of this. I love being creative, and I am doing loads off crazy openings, and I will never advance to a higher level to be a title player or something, because I'll sticking to those openings whatever happens. For example, let's flip the board. I give you one fine example, which I love to play. A common move in chess to open is Knight to F three, and it's a good thing to bring out those pieces as quick as possible so the king can castle and either this or this direction to be a bit safe. So this is also another thing to consider. Bring out those guys and try to castle not as soon as possible, but at some time to keep the king safe. So if this happens, I am playing the pawn to G five, and this is also it has a name. It's called the Hashed Room Gumby, and it is a disadvantage because I am really, really losing upon and have no strong opposition so he can just take my pawn away and he has upon more I have upon less. I have worse situation on my chest sport. Nonetheless, this is something which a lot of players didn't see coming because normally you don't play something weird like this or even this point you just give away upon and it's not good. If it's a very good player, he will probably win this game against you, and that's fine. But I like to play this move as the next move attacking this night, for example. So he either has to pull it away and maybe advanced this pawn forward so the night is protected. A. Don't want to exchange my precious queen with this night? No, I'm much too precious. So I'm not going to take this piece out. And then I'm making another bad move, also not considered very wisely. But I want to get rid off this night. He should really pull back. He doesn't pull back here because he has limited spaces. So he's going back here. And no, I might advance my night protecting this point, and the game goes on. So I am in a bad position. Not now, and it's OK. Play games. Try to be creative with your openings tryout stuff. See what the opponent is playing Normally Your opponents are sticking to some openings, which they, like E four, is very, very popular. De four is a very popular moved to begin with, and there are also positions called Gambit. That's what I just made. I just gave upon away. But in the end, I might get a little bit of a better position. A very, very famous GAM B is the queen's campy. So if I played before and my opponent plays D five, the next move might be see for So now he can just take this piece out, and it's nothing wrong with that. But why it gets a little bit of counter play in the end. At some point, this bishop might very well take back this poem, Onda. Before that, I try to advance my my night. It is very, very, very, very, very fun to learn openings. It's very, very much fun to get the memory and your brain active by learning new opening skills and trying to figure out what might fit into a good opening for you or what your stylists Are you protective? Are you very aggressive, or are you just a very solid player who tries to get an advantage by slowly but surely getting better and better in advancing in your position. What I can tell now in this modern chess people who had the grandmasters right now, they try to play very, very flawless and don't go for absolute crazy attacks. In most occasions they try to slowly but surely just get the the other players to lose the game by slowly and surely advancing their pieces one by one in a strong way. So off course, I will give an advanced course where we will be looking at some openings, especially the ones I prefer and I like because I know them and they are far from normal openings. I can tell you about this. So if you expected that I'm going deep into the opening theory, guys, there is so much, so much to learn about openings everywhere. And I would say Just go and play for it. And by doing this, this is very easy. We go to appear on the play button and we can. Here's the tournament creates a game, and if we create a game, this is the first game we can create. We can use a variation and we should start with the standard. The normal chest. Everything else as it's already mentioned here is bit crazy. Crazy house Chest 96. Beautiful chest variations. I will also try to, um, get into those in an advanced course how to play those. This is for fun. And if you're if you're having overdose of chest, these air, nice variations, and you also can learn something from this year. Very much standard is the time control. Let's do it in real time and what I consider the most popular playing in chess is called the Blitz Games. Thes air five minute games. So each player has five minutes on his clock, and the moment the players turn is the clock is ticking down. So you have to make a move to, um, to to get the time running from the other player. And if the time is run out, the game is over. We can have an agreement in second, so every move there could be three seconds on top. If you make a move, I get three seconds on top, so this prevents me from losing on time for only have a little bit amount of seconds left. I can make some quick moves and I will gain some more seconds to have some more thinking space. But we play without increase mint. We can play casual game just for fun or a rated game, and we can also play a rating range at the moment. I don't know what is my rating for five minutes. Let's take a look and this is you can check if you want to be black. White. Ah, here it is 2195 or you can have a random site. What's what happened? I was waiting too long. Let's make it. Let's make a five minute game and I will show you how to play one game in the next lesson. 19. Play A Chess Game Online: So, Guys, it is time. We will start our first game and let's go to Casual for now. All right, so we're just playing against random person. We will have a five minute game and I will play it and explain a little bit while I am playing this game. So we haven't anonymous guy and it is his turn its white. So he's opening with a very normal E four and I go with e five because I just love to play that. Okay, he advances with C three. This can advance to d four. So if I take this pawn back, he will take it back and he has a strong control over the center. So in order to prevent that Ah, there's nothing really to prevent like this. But that bad side about is everything is good and bad sites now. He cannot really advance his night at the moment, so he has to wait a little bit like this. I will just push this pawn forward to spaces. It's not that good also to bring out the queen in the beginning, but there is no good. There is no bad. That is what I learned about chess openings. And as long as you are creative enough, it's a very, very fun thing to do. The queen comes out that also not considered the best move. He can give a check here in advance to this spot here, but I will go for it. Cultures take that pawn out and let's see what he's doing next. Maybe he just takes back and now he gives this check. So this is what I'm going to do. I'm bringing my night in front, preventing the check. And I'm also protecting this pawn from being taken from the queen. Hahaha I and so cool. I'm a really good night. Good night. So he goes back and he tries to attack this polling and I could advance with the night right here and this is probably the best move to go. But I like to play a bit more dangerous. I like to push palms forward and that's what I'm doing right now. The next move is going to be the night right ear to give him a little bit more force. Maybe he will advance with these pieces because those are still in the back. Those poor knights and bishops and he's on. Lee brought out his queen and advanced this little ponte. So the moment I'm a little bit more advanced with this night, and I have free spots all around here with this Bishop, I can move here with this bishop or here, and I will try to secure my king as soon as possible. So here comes upon move. That's how I expected it. And I will advance with the night. If he takes, I'll take back with the poem I have. By the way, this is called a double pond or just made a pre move you can enable in pre move if you already take this move before anything has happened. So this is considered to double pawn. Double pawn is a bit weaker than, of course, when the poems are next to each other. So this is a little bit of a disadvantage for me, but nothing to worry because they are in the center and they're pretty saw strong and solid at the moment. This is also not a good move, because this line is now open. So at some point on my try to sneak in my Queen two, h four and Ah, well, it's just going to be a check, but it might cause some trouble. He either has to move his king so we cannot castle anymore. He cannot really push this pawn forward at the moment. I will just take it out. If he pulls his queen in front, I will just swapped the queen exchange it and he takes back with the king so he cannot castle anymore. Now let's next The last step for me to open up the bishop. And this one is the last one missing. But here I can do castling. This is a bit dangerous because if he gives a check here What I have castled on My king is here. Check the next move. He can take away my bishop, which is unprotected at the moment. So this is Yeah. Well, at least he opened his position a bit. I will just take back because in the end, I will win upon now. I could bring my night in front, but I will try to make a little bit of a threat at the moment. At some point, he has to be a bit careful because I am making some some progress here. I could give a nasty check here if the queen goes some. Where else? So far, so good for me. All right. That sadly loses a complete piece at the moment. Because, as you can see, this guy's protected the bishop from his queen. Yeah, but ah, I am also protected from my bishops. So calculate calculate. If I take, he takes back, I take back. That means I win a complete peace. Ah, whole Bishop, this is normally reason to give up a game sometimes. And I'm enabling this pre move again if he takes. I didn't do it in time enough. So now I have night night, Bishop Bishop against Bishop night and night. There's one bishop missing. I have very good position at the moment. Now I'm trying to get a fork with my night in the earlier lessons I showed you that I was forking the queen and the king, and I try and this is a very common thing at this spot. If I managed to get a fork with the check, I can also get hiss expensive and well, reputation. Did Rukh. Yeah, I will do that. First. I protect the king and then the pawn here. No, I'm going to FARC. The king don't get route. So But I have a bit of a time issue here at the moment. Um, he moves there. He tries to prevent the FARC. That is a good way to do this. I will move my bishop here because I want to Castle in this direction. Haven't moved making it having with my rocket. And when im castling I am also giving a check. That is pretty cool. I love it when that happens. This is why I brought my bishop out as the last piece. And here we go the castle. You c I just moved to spaces to the right side and automatically the rook comes to this place. So hiss space is more limited and limited. And I'm, um I'm assuming I can try to checkmate him very soon. Ah, let me think a little bit. So first of all, I will give a check here. The king has only one spot left. He has to go back. Let's do this. It just looks too good to be true at the moment. And now I can. The next move I'm making is I'm going to move this one. I can give a double check here. I can win this Rukh, but I want to to meet him somehow. But how can I meet him? There must be something. I can't find it. I have to check my time. I have to be a bit more careful here. I think I'm not going for the mate unless let's just give some checks. Because I didn't even calculate here. This is just a pattern. I see. This just might work out because I have all my pieces around this poor king who is running for his life. This is only two spots left here at the moment for him. And this is a double check again. Check from the night and the bishop at the same moment. I still cannot make him. It's crazy. May be this check. He can go here. Ah, pity on my time is bad. Oh, what to do? What to do? I'll try to predict him and take protect my night and take this pawn in the next move. And this because I have to protect him. Ah, chess. It's a beautiful game. So if he moves forward, I will move my bishop here. And it's almost checkmate. So close. Everything is protected. He really has to think a lot. What might be the winning move? Guys, this is intense. Only 30 seconds left to move. So in order to be a good chess player online, you also have to have some very good skills with your mouths. That is a very good example of this. I will. Oh, no, he just takes. He just really takes my rook away with only one move. But he didn't see that. So now is the chance for me to give a checkmate here. And I I I will show you how this will work. It's checkmate because normally he could take away this rukh with his night. But he can't because I just moved. And this was well planned the bishop to e six. And if he takes him away, he's in check so he cannot move this piece. The route is protected by my not very well situated night. See, it's bad to put them on the edge, but in this position it is okay on dumb. The king cannot move here. He cannot move here. Not here. Those nights are blocking him. Although this night would also block this piece. There is a pawn in the way and the last thing that happens. Of course there is a check from the root. But also, my bishop would take care of this very crazy game. Very fun. Guys play chess, Play it online. You know how to do it now. And before you play your first online chess games, do the chest test with me. See how good you're doing. If there's something which you didn't understand or you're not that good and take a look at the videos again, which I've made for you and check them out again. So here is the last and final chess exam. Good luck. 20. Exam Chess Puzzle 1: So this is lesson number one. Whites turn to move and white can checkmate in Onley One move. You have one minute from now. 21. Exam Chess Puzzle 2: in our second exam test lesson. We have white to move. Find a good move toe white the soul blackest, checkmated soon and try to avoid the putt or stalemate situation you have 30 seconds from now. 22. Exam Chess Puzzle 3: so that's a tough one. Whites move is going to be right now this pawn two squares forward, he will soon become a queen. Is there a chance that black can prevent White from winning this game? And if so, how? You have one minute and 30 seconds from now? 23. Exam Chess Puzzle 4: So here it is white to move. And let's just assume the roots and the King haven't moved at all. Yet in this game, Um, why it wants to castle. Can he do so? And if so, in which directions in both. Only in one are in none. Do you have one minute? 24. Exam Chess Puzzle 5: here it is white to move. Which move will definitely win the game For White. You have 30 seconds. 25. Exam Chess Puzzle 6: on Dhere. We have white to move again. White can check, mate in two moves. Yes. White can really checkmate in two moves. If you find this in two minutes, you can consider yourself pretty cool. 26. Exam Chess Puzzle 7: Okay. Hopefully everybody knows this one now. We studied it a bit black to move. Will black hold the draw somehow? Or will white when you have one minute? 27. Exam Chess Puzzle 8: All right. Tricky. Tricky. White to move. Will White win or will black hold the draw? You have 30 seconds. 28. Exam Chess Puzzle 9: So this one is pretty tough again. Black to move. Can black do anything to get out of this Almost checkmate situation. You have two minutes to find the correct move, - Theo way. 29. Exam Chess Puzzle 10: black has to move and black has, ah lot of threats and trouble here. But can he find the correct move to maybe even win this game? You have 30 seconds. 30. Exam Chess Puzzle 11: It is white to move here. And white has a pretty cool move in petal. Which one is it? You have one minute. 31. Exam Chess Puzzle 12: It is the last exercise, and I thought about something a little bit special. So as you can see, two moves have been made. So it's white to make the next move. And if White makes one particular move, black can checkmate white in the move. After that, it is called The Fools Made. It is the fastest possible checkmate in chess. And if White makes this one very weird and wrong move, black can win in the next move. Which one is it? You have one minute. 32. Exam Solutions: you've done it. You really went through this hard exam, and I'm not sure if everybody I got the idea. I've made some puzzles which we didn't even think about before. So it was a bit off. Stand alone, thinking for some, some weird things we haven't even touched yet. So this is like, the self development part coming through. We have just a little review off things we had before. And I wonder how much you got. Right. So let us just start with the very first. Ah, exam lessons. Question. I don't know how to say that. Correct. Anyway, whites to move and white can check mate in one move. So this is actually one of those examples. We didn't have that before. So it is a bit off self thinking required here. And there is only one move in which white can check mate in one. And it involves the king. So actually, in the annotation or in the notation, a king move can checkmate black. Funny enough. So kind off. The king checkmated black. But it's not true like this is The king moves to this position. Black is in check and you cannot move anywhere he cannot take the RUC because it's protected by the king. So if you all have the correct move, King moves to be for well done. For that, let's get to our next exam lesson. Have you made this one correct? Make one correct move and try to avoid the stalemate. Okay, That was pretty easy, probably. But of course, it is tempting to move here, and then it is a stalemate. As you can see, the King cannot move anywhere. So much better move is let him roast on the last line off the board on the last role. This would be a very, very good move, for example, and after a few moves, the checkmate is unavoidable. Let's go to our question number three. So that was trick. That was a bit tricky. And I wander if you got this correct, we have, Of course, we're touching the arm. Pasan rule the white. The white pawn is moving to spaces forward and it's a bit tricky. Of course, I thought maybe you didn't understand the own passel that correctly because, of course, this is not a move you can make. You cannot do this and take him out theon. Passel would only apply if the black pawn would be here. Then after this move, Black can just capture the white piece. But that is not a case. Black is here, so he cannot go to this move. If he moves forward, the king will be there in time. And just as the queen is there, it's gone already. And then we have the rule off the square of the pond so the king can't even come close ups . Although if he's cheating, he can. But he can't for real. And this is going to be a queen, and White wins this. So we have question number for it. Okay, That was also pretty easy, in my opinion. So probably you got it right. Can White Castle and if so, in which direction can you make a long cast Ling and short castling. So of course he can make a short castling because he is not in check. This is what you had to pay attention. And of course, he cannot make a long casting because then he would go through a check. And that is not Oh, loud. So yeah, this one is also pretty easy in my opinion. Number five of the exam questions make the correct move. And this is correct because it's not correct, of course, because this is the only move you can make to destroy everything. It is the stalemate. So if you have made this route move, no, that's not good. This one would be much better. The King has to move out. It's the only space, and there are a lot of ways to win this game. Probably this would be the easiest. We know this already. Advance into a queen. You can even get a second queen. It's possible, is no problem at all. And if one queen wasn't enough, the second queen and the checkmate will very, very quickly. Ah, happen. Uh, this Number six it It's funny because I discovered this by accident. I tried out a few positions and I thought, like, Wow, it's really working. It's amazing. This is actually a real mate in two, and I had to take a look at it 34 times to find the correct solution. And there is no other solution, so I mean, it doesn't matter. I mean, you will made him in 2 to 3 moves anyway. But here it was the particular question. How to mate in two moves. And this is the correct move. Why? Because he's covering this piece. This square again. A set piece. He's covering this square. There is a check at this square. So the king has only one legal move. This is here because these are protected by the White King. So if he goes here, the queen goes down on the last roll and avoids the king to get out of here. Because, yes, that would be a check to on. That is a check, mate. The King has no other way to avoid this. So now we wrap it up one more time. Black is to move. Who will win? Black has the opposition here, so nobody will. Nobody will win. It's going to be a draw on black moves back. And if I move here, Black moves here and there We have the famous stalemate again. Exam number seven. So, uh, exam question number eight was a tiny bit tricky. Um, who will win? So if we draw this square and whites turn off course, black can be there in time. But don't forget, White can move two squares and they're out of all. Sudden, This has become very small square in which the king blacking cannot be in time. He can run as fast as he wants. This is going to be a queen, and the game is won on. Then I thought about something Once again, I love stay amazing, these air still tricky and easy to find. So it's always a good thing. Toe learn this. Um, black has one moved. It's pretty obvious. So either you get this correct or you don't. That's how easy to so two minutes was probably a bit too long, But Maybe, maybe maybe it was the exact amount off right time. If you give a check here. Well, of course the king has to take. You can't go here. You can go here or here. So he has to take back. And this phone cannot move forward because there is a pawn in the way he cannot capture anything. And there we go again. The stalemate is there. The bishop covers everything here. The queen covers everything here and here. And that is how black turned this miserable chess game into something better. And we just built up the position off exam. Question number 10 and white definitely is almost mating the black King. But black is ruining the day and has a very, very beautiful check, which is also a checkmate. And it's called a back rank. Checkmate. If you ever are in a position where those three ponds are in front of the king and you don't have a little bit off left law or a little bit of love to get the king out of this check and there are some pieces like those here, that is a check made and it's very painful to have that. Yes, and you can easily miss that. And of course, that checkmate. That was the correct. And, sir, and we're at position number 11. And you haven't seen this checkmate before either. So it requires a lot of thinking. And probably you might have considered going here with the queen and trying to checkmate the king here. But actually there is an easier way. Checkmate. Why checkmate? He can just simply take the queen this pawn, right? No, because there is this sneaky bishop and you cannot take away. Otherwise you would be in check. So that is why it is checkmate. Because on this line there is also this poem missing. The king cannot go to the right side. He cannot go anywhere. Checkmate. Easy is that for the last and 12 exam question, I wanted to make something funny, something you probably also haven't seen yet. White makes one terrible wrong move, and it's called The Fools Made. It's pretty famous that white be the correct answer because blacks queen just moves here. And really Wow, I can't move nowhere. This is so embarrassing. I can tell me neither. Me neither. Me neither. That is a checkmate. Brutal, brutal. All right, that sums it up. How many questions did you get right? I would say it like this If you got, let's say, 10 or more questions. Correct. You have done a really, really good job. You have even developed a bit of self thinking for check and chess and all the positions and the draw. You have made a very, very spectacular good thing at watching and listening to all the courses, which makes me very happy. And, um, yes, you can advance to play some jazz games now, as I explained in the earlier. How to play chess game lesson on gum that sums this exam up Well done. Everybody who has not reach 10 correct answers. Think about checking out the course again. Maybe consider thinking a bit more about the one or the other things. And, um, yeah, there were some difficult questions I have to say. So maybe if you have eight correct or seven or eight, that will be very fair and good enough to. But this is no judgment. It'll it doesn't matter how many questions you got, correct or not. In the end, it's your thing to do whatever you feel like, and it's a little bit of a self reflection off. How much did this help me? How much did I listen, and can I improve a bit more? 33. Bonus - 17. Reasons Why To Learn Chess: all right, this is just a short review off. Why? To learn chess for real life isn't really good and important thing, in my opinion. But that applies to almost everything which you are learning real life, maybe table tennis or climbing or karate or how to it even that really everything but chess and special in general has some things which are pretty cool. It will solve problems easier in your life because your training herself to think forward, to think some steps ahead and there are problems solve ings, chess all the time. You get a chess puzzle and you try to solve it. And this is a training thing for your brain. You will start thinking and more different ways. So all of your brain parts are in use, mostly the back part and the front part. This is the logic, thinking and everything else you can think about. You will spot patterns and you will take advantage of those patterns. So in chess, it is that you see a certain situation or a certain position and, you know, right, I had that already. We're going to play this on Guy will win this game. So if you spot something in real life where you know, like okay, I had this already and I know how to behave or not what not to do. So try to think like this in this direction as well. You will develop planning and thinking ahead There we have thinking ahead again because planning and thinking ahead is Think I was lacking loads and g I was just chaos guy. I'm still am I still? But playing chess has helped me get more ahead of my thinking patterns and plan some stuff and make lists, although I don't always complete. But planning is very important for the chest. Uh, you will get creative and this is so true. I love to be creative. I have a new idea Air free single day on with chest. It behaves like this that make alcohol. He was a very famous grandmaster. He wants said chest for me and first I'm paraphrasing it. But chess is more of an art than a science to him on bits. So to because you can think about a nice sacrifice of one of your pieces and get a beautiful position on your chest board or it is very very creative, more creative than you could possibly think. But you have to dig a bit deeper into this to get to this certain state. Um, you might not know it, but chess will train. Your memory thing is pretty helpful because there are so many opening techniques. There's so many patterns. There's so many things to remember inches on, the more you play chess, more trains your memory brain to remember things on. Also, this is pretty helpful in life, especially when you're just little chaos guy like me. It helps you remind very important things. So for a lot of time when I was really, really strong into chest, I didn't use the calendar. I had everything in my mind. Who who I'm meeting on Thursday next week at what time and what to do in expecting stuff like this shouldn't do it. You shouldn't do it. It's not working out all the time, but, uh, trains and you will also become disciplined because once you advance the step that chess is fun and it's motivating and there will be people who will beat you and win against you. And of course, it's most about getting an interesting position or or nice game. This is the goal of everything. But then there are people who will just kick your little sweet but on You're going to be a bit more disciplined. Teoh, kick that. But back on the nicest and most gentle way, uh, you will concentrate in a meditative So concentration is another thing. I was lacking so hard besides discipline and being organized and planning things. My God, I'm terrible person. Well, concentration is one thing which is such a fun thing to discover when there is a very, very, very, very strong and interesting position. And you think a lot about how to to make the next I always tend, just like in meditation, that I'm thinking about this and then, like, I'm going to eat some something nice in this evening. Oh, wait. Where was I? Yes. So this is the move ahead. Okay, this is the fourth move. 444 I like the fantastic Four and stuff like this I'm getting disrupted all the time. But the more you train to concentrate on one thing, the more meditative it becomes. This is very helpful. Very, very helpful in life, because concentrating you will learn how to become a good loser. I say you will learn how to become a good because some people are bad loses and they don't . But when you start playing chess, which we're doing right now, also start becoming good loser. It is very important because it will lose games on if part of this learning experience with chess is to become a good loser as well and shake hands. And although you paid losing, but you're like, OK, that's fine. That's part of all of this. And take it as a granted thing that it's mostly about the experience of sometimes winning. Sometimes losing it gives the dopamine high of your winning. This is Theoden active point, but if you lose 456 times in the road, stay calm, enjoy it. It will come another day, and you will win a lot of other games, too. And this is very hard for a lot of people, even for me. When I'm playing online and I'm really into it, I get upset. And then I tried to calm down again, and it's mostly about pushing your ego back, like thinking about people might watch you right now. you don't have to think it's not necessary, doesn't help anything. You're just losing at the moment. You're not concentrated. It's part of this, Um, you will calculate faster and more precise. So there's probably not a big surprise that chess has something to do with mathematical with maths and general. So when you're thinking ahead, you will calculate you will train this and the more often you do this automatically, you will calculate faster. It's just a fact. Like everything you train for a long period of time, you will very surely get better with it. That is just a fact. Very interesting. Point is, you look into your opponent's mind and this is something which is so important for life, because if you have an argument with somebody or there was a guy in the bakery and he was standing in front of you and he was smelling and he was like a mean person, and you're thinking like, damn why and what is going on and why is he such a bad person? I didn't use a curse word here. So by going into the opponent's mind, which is your opponent at the moment and thinking about What is his intention? He wants to win the game. So what does he try to do? Why is he moving like this? Why is he behaving like that? If you put this in real life and if you go like OK, this guy just has a bad day doesn't affect me at the moment, and he's gone in a couple of minutes and it's part of this. I will tell the story to somebody else later. Maybe here in this chest lessons video, and that's it. So go into your opponents or in your in the mind of somebody else before getting upset or or react to wildly. Think about what is he thinking? Why is he behaving like this? And if you find no conclusion for this, at least you went into the opponent's mind. This is very helpful. You will deal better with stress situations. Can you believe how stressful chest can be if you play in a tournament and if you play a lot of blitz games five minute games, which you will, because this is the most common thing you do in chess games, you will have a time pressure and you will have nasty positions and situations where you have to really, really, really magically find an amazing move to get out of a certain situation or the opposite has happened. You are almost about to mate. Thea pone INTs king and he could just escape. Maybe in some matter so stress situations remind yourself keeping calm, Keep concentrated. Being mindful about this Breathe on. Then you can deal with stress better. That helped me a lot to never was this most stressful person. But this is a good reminder to, uh you will become a boss and take decisions. So this is a very good thing. This is a very good lesson because I also was never a real boss person until developed a couple of years ago. But chess was helping with doing this because normally I was the person was just standing there and waiting until somebody tells you not very good, not very helpful. Take responsibility. You are the person who is playing chess. So now you have to take a decision and move this and then stand for it. And if it was a bad decision, then go like yes, I thought about this move, but I thought this would be better, and that's okay. That's fine of it for it. So becoming a Boston taking decisions, decisions is a very good thing to do. You will learn hard and get rewarded with success that this and that is an awesome listen. So the more I enjoyed playing chess, the more harder I trained. Read books. I was analysing my games. I was checking out the website. I was playing playing a lot of good good learning factor, and the more harder I was training, the more winnings. I had more success I had. So that's a nice thing. I learned working a bit harder in my life, too. Through this, you have to go through this pain to get a good successful thing because it's part of life, simplest, that the harder you do something and learn something harder, you learn something, the better. It gets mostly most most of the time. Three more things, and then I'm over here. You will see how addictive and fund chairs is and deal with it responsible. And this is this is important to know chess can be free, can addictive. Andi, I am not the only one at the moment on the chess or other chest servers there. 10 thousands and money. Many, many millions, Many more people, hundreds of thousands people a day are playing chess all the time. And, of course it's fun. It's It's a nice board game, and it's entertaining and stuff like this. But it can't get hopes that it can get really, really addictive, because this winning this winning feeling is this dopamine in your brain right here. Here it is. So the winning situation of chess it can get over, and and if you lose a bit longer or more, you will get in a bad mood and then you want to win games again. So you go back and play chess again. Be responsible for this. Chess can get really addictive. And if you ever have the signs for this, remember what had once said and don't put it away like Oh, wow, didn't play a bit of La Chasse recently. Maybe. Should I think about that? Be responsible with that. That's a good thing to learn to. You will have a social connection. So chest Claire's in general that's a weird part off people and their lovable and they're fun and they're some are crazy summer, Absolutely normal summer mathematics. It's every kind of person you can think of is playing chess from a five year old child, Teoh, 90 year old woman from a guy who was imprisoned Teoh, a successful manager in the business world. Every shift, everything thing, every person you can think of his plane chest. So go to tournaments, go to really life tournaments, lose a lot of games and enjoy the experience of looking at the people, how they behave, how they're acting. It's amazing. It's really, really fun. And I can't wait for the next tournament here in Malta. The one last thing, and this is also very, very important. You will experience patients and peace on. This is the part. When you meet friend, you will make friends with dressed. You will meet a friend and you will go like his. Shall we play some chess games in a cafe and you will have serious nice talks and you will play the game and just feels fine on is a good experience like this. The patients part is that chess games can take a long time, and you have to be part of the situation and keep calm with that Chess. It's a fun game if you do it right. Something like this. Yeah. OK. This is why you have to learn chess and use it for real life. All right. Have a good day, people. My, my. 34. Outro: we're done. That was it. Oh, my God. He changed. No, I haven't changed. I changed my shirt and it's dark outside. It took a while. It took a while and I enjoyed every minute of this. Really? It took me a lot of effort to create this. And I'm I'm pretty happy with the result. And I hope you're happy too. About the exam. Check out. If you think you have more wrong than right, check out the course again. Play yourself learning by doing do it yourself. This is the best way to learn Onda. Ah, I would love to see you play on leeches. My name is Donny. Dark core. You can see it right here. And you can always, uh, write me something in leeches or play a game against me, maybe and try to advance and chest here. Um, there. That's pretty much it. I can just say thank you very much to for for joining this. And if you share this course for other people, if you go like, Hey, this guy, he's fun. The course was good. I improved my chest. I know how to play chess. Now. That's really nice. So if you if you share this. If you like this, if you make this a bit more public, very, very sure I'll make a second course on which which, because we have we have touched a lot in chest. But there's so plenty off, much more things to to do, do and chest. That's it. It's so simple and so complex. So I would make a second course. Definitely. And advanced course a little bit more advanced. Andi, I would very, very would be very happy if you join this course as well. That's it for me. I wish your lovely evening and see you soon. Bye bye.