Chess Basics for Beginners
Learn the basics with chess terms, principles of opening play, basics of how to checkmate and more tips from our two well-respected masters.
Content: 104 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 6 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Beginning Players.
Users rated this series: 4.00 out of 5
Chess Fans have said: I enjoyed watching this video. A very good explanation of opening principles.
GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the US championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg.
IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the 2013 New England Co-Champion, Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, two-time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM’s in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.
- Introduction to the Most Basic Chess Terms
Run Time: 00:16:57
- The Principles of Opening Play
Run Time: 00:29:12
- Basic Checkmates: Q+K vs. K and R+R vs. K
Run Time: 00:07:15
- Mating Basics: King & Rook vs. King
Run Time: 00:11:48
- Mate on f7
Run Time: 00:23:56
- King and Pawn vs. King
Run Time: 00:12:33