About the Course
“How dreadful…to be caught up in a game and have no idea of the rules.” – the all too familiar feeling of those who like chess enough to sit down for a game and still be completely clueless of what’s happening over the board.
Is that YOU?
CASE I. A chess beginner who probably learned the rules of chess a long time ago, but that’s about it.
CASE II. You don’t know even know the rules at all. (The word “en passant” is French to you.)
You are new to it. You have seen others play it. And you want to learn it.
In this 3-hour premium video series, Mat is going to handhold you through from knowing nothing about chess to being able to play a decent game from start to finish.
This course talks in a layman’s language and is easy to understand for any chess beginner.
It breaks down the various aspects of chess into bite-sized lessons and ties them into a free-flowing, engaging series.
Looking for super-insightful lessons on how to play chess for beginners? This course might be of help.
Is this course for you?
This course is for someone who is absolutely new to chess, whether it is an 8-year-old kid or a 60-year-old retiree.
The idea behind this course is to not only teach you the basic rules of chess but also provide you with the essential stepping stone for further educational progress in the future.
If you want to just play chess for fun and dazzle them with your amazing chess skills, this course is for you.
If you want to keep learning, this is the best introductory lesson on chess you might get.
What you will learn:
- Setting up a chessboard is frigging easy. For a beginner, it can be confusing on how to position the board and place the pieces correctly on it. Does the White queen sit on a light square? Which color comes on the right corner of the board? Which pieces sit beside the king? This series will clear up all these questions for you.
- Learn how to capture pieces in a game. Being able to capture pieces in the right way makes or breaks your game. Capturing with pawns, capturing with minor pieces, capturing with the king…this series has got more than one video on this.
- When does your king lose castling rights? Castling is a tricky affair—it’s not merely about interchanging the squares between your rook and king. Do you know that you can’t castle your king while he is in check? Why should you even castle your king? Know more about it inside…
- Why is a rook more valuable than a bishop or a knight? Do you think all pieces are equal in value? Like a pawn, a bishop, or a rook? Guess what, they are not. Each of the pieces has a material value tagged to them—the idea is to gain material value with every exchange. Let Matt teach you all about it.
- How pawn promotion actually works. What happens when a pawn reaches the end of the board? How should you use this little tactic in an actual game? Discover the art of pawn promotion with IM Kolosowski in this sweet, little course now.
Lesson 1 Chessboard – Theory
Lesson 2 King Theory
Lesson 3 Rook Theory
Lesson 4 Bishop Theory
Lesson 5 Queen Theory
Lesson 6 Pawn Theory
Lesson 7 Knight Theory
Lesson 8 Initial Setting – Theory
Lesson 9 Capturing With Pieces
Lesson 10 Value Of The Pieces
Lesson 11 Capturing With Pawns
Lesson 12 Promotion (Special Move 1)
Lesson 13 Capturing En Passant (Special Move 2)
Lesson 14 Check
Lesson 15 Castle
Lesson 16 Checkmate
Lesson 17 Stalemate
Lesson 18 Other Draws
Lesson 19 Sample Game
IM Mat Kolosowski (FIDE 2451)
Mat Kołosowski is an International Master from Poland. He is a multiple Polish youth championship medalists. In 2010 he took 5th place in European U-18 Championship. During the course of his chess career Mat won many international tournaments. Apart from being a player, he is also a chess coach who has experience in working with students from more than 20 countries.