TeacherBill Karneges is a chess teacher and author of The Six Power Moves of Chess, who has taught for the Berkeley Chess School’s, “Chess in the Schools” program. In the “Six Power Moves of Chess” he shares the epiphany he had while analyzing the games of... View Profile
- Total Time 2 hr, 22 min
- Lessons 15
- Attachments 13
- Exercises 65
15 Lessons in This Course
3 minFREEGames lesson 1Free2 CQ
The game of chess can be intimidating if you don’t know how to play. Start with the basics: learn the names of the pieces, how they move, and how they capture.
9 minGames lesson 25 CQ
Now that you know what each chess piece is called, this lesson provides a brief overview of how each one can move and capture in various scenarios.
7 minGames lesson 34 CQ
A solid chess opening can give one player an advantage for the rest of the game. Learn several principles for effective opening strategies in this tutorial.
13 minGames lesson 47 CQ
When it comes to chess, strategy is all about how you use time, space, and force to defeat your opponent. Learn how to mate your opponent’s king with any piece.
9 minFREEGames lesson 5Free5 CQ
Whether you're a beginner chess player or an old enthusiast that needs a review, try this strategy lesson addressing time, space, force, and pawn structure.
4 minGames lesson 63 CQ
A space advantage is one of the first objectives of opening moves in a chess game. By building a strong center you have more tactical opportunities. Learn how!
12 minGames lesson 77 CQ
A force majority is a justification for attacking and winning material in a chess game. In this lesson, learn to use force majority to your advantage!
11 minGames lesson 86 CQ
To effectively develop a chess game you need to control the center. In this chess lesson, learn the essentials of playing an effective center game.
8 minGames lesson 95 CQ
It has been said that the pawns are the soul of chess because they determine the mobility of higher ranking pieces. Discover the goals of moving pawns!
14 minFREEGames lesson 10Free8 CQ
Chess may be a strategy game, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t learn some essential tactics. This lesson covers the double attack, or fork.
7 minGames lesson 114 CQ
Now that you are familiar with the double attack, try this chess lesson and learn two important tactical elements: removing the guard and threat evaluation.
15 minGames lesson 128 CQ
Placing your opponent on the defensive is a key aim in chess. Knowing how to create such situations requires comfort with tactics including the pin and skewer.
10 minGames lesson 136 CQ
The discovered attack chess tactic trains your brain to look for not so obvious moves, which is the key to taking your chess game to the next level!
7 minGames lesson 144 CQ
Forcing chess moves are key to controlling your opponent and gaining initiative in chess. In this lesson, learn tactical maneuvers for achieving this aim!
7 minGames lesson 154 CQ
Restricting the mobility of the king allows for trapping a piece or ending up with a checkmate! Learn about trapping the king by combining tactics.
15142 min15-part Games course78 CQ
Take on a new challenge and learn how to play a centuries-old strategy board game: chess! Review the board, the pieces, and key beginner concepts including time-tested strategies and chess tactics.
11111 minFREE11-part Games courseFree62 CQ
Blackjack may be a simple game, but mastering the art of this casino card game is not as easy as counting to 21. In this comprehensive, beginner-level course, discover how to play blackjack.
13282 min13-part Games course147 CQ
Magnus Carlsen won the 2015 world chess championship—will he be able to defend his title in the 2016 match vs. Sergey Karjakin? Get chess analysis and strategy tips as you walk through each match.
12150 min12-part Games course81 CQ
As a proficient beginner chess player looking to improve your game, gaining a solid knowledge of how to use (and deflect) chess tactics is essential to advancing your playing!
39 minFREE3-part Teaching Skills courseFree6 CQ
As a parent or teacher, keeping young kids engaged can be quite a challenge. In this quick course find a few fun games perfect for developing math, teamwork, and motor skills.