a foundation for beginners thirty five

A Foundation for Beginners Thirty Five

Last week, we worked through the beginning of a student game, played between two eight year old’s with roughly eight weeks of chess instruction each. I was going to show…

a foundation for beginners thirty four

A Foundation for Beginners Thirty Four

Last week, we dug into defending weaknesses in your position. Today, I’ll introduce you to this idea via a beginner’s game. I am using beginner’s games rather than the games…

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A Foundation for Beginners Thirty Three

Last week, we examined the concept of attackers and defenders from the attacker’s point of view. This week we’ll briefly look at being a defender, how to defend against middle-game…

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A Foundation for Beginners Thirty Two

Last week, we took a closer look at the principle of attacking and defending as it applies to the middle-game. The basis of this principles was; if attacking, you want…

a foundation for beginners thirty one

A Foundation for Beginners Thirty One

The game of chess can be divided into three phases – the opening, middle and endgame. Each of these phases has a specific set of principles that are designed to…

a foundation for beginners thirty

A Foundation for Beginners Thirty

Last week, we looked at creating simple combinations, and examining some basic ideas that help you set your tactics up. I highly recommend that you invest in some tactics oriented…

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A Foundation for Beginners Twenty Nine

Last week, I mentioned that we would be examining defending against discovered and double discovered attacks/checks as well as looking at how to employ a double discovered check. I am…

a foundation for beginners twenty eight

A Foundation for Beginners Twenty Eight

This week, we are going to look at discovered attacks. There are actually four types of discovered attacks to examine; the discovered attack, the double discovered attack, the discovered check…

a foundation for beginners twenty seven

A Foundation for Beginners Twenty Seven

We’ll wrap up our look at tactics over the next three weeks and move onto a set of middle-game principles that will greatly help you during this game phase. As…

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A Foundation for Beginners Twenty Six

Over the last few weeks, we have examined the fork, specifically how to employ this tactic. This week we will look at the fork from a defensive position. In other…