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LearningChess.net courses are divided into three Levels:

  • Level 1 – Beginner Course
  • Level 2 – Intermediate Course
  • Level 3 – Advanced Course

Fundamental Chess students will complete 4 lessons each week from Level 1 during the semester.

Chess History students will complete 4 lessons each week from Level 2 during the First Semester, and 4 lessons each week from Level 3 during the Second Semester.

The table below details exactly which homework assignments you must complete each week:

 

FUNDAMENTAL CHESS

First Semester

Beginner Course

LEARNING CHESS THROUGH HISTORY

First Semester

Intermediate Course

LEARNING CHESS THROUGH HISTORY

Second Semester

Advanced Course

Week 1

  1. The Chessboard and the Pieces
  2. How the Pieces Move
  3. Special Moves
  4. The Life of a Chess King
  5. Tactics Trainer (Beginner)
  1. The Weakness of the Back Rank
  2. Principles of Attacking 1
  3. Principles of Attacking 2
  4. The King Left in the Center
  1. Zugzwang
  2. Blocking
  3. Using Pins
  4. Using Deflections

Week 2

  1. Mate in One Move
  2. Mate by a Queen
  3. Mate by a Rook
  4. Mate by Two Bishops
  5. Tactics Trainer (Beginner)
  1. Castling to Opposite Sides
  2. Development Advantage
  3. Elimination of the Defense
  4. Space Advantage
  1. Using Decoys
  2. Delivering Discovered Attacks
  3. Delivering Discovered Check
  4. The X-ray Attack

Week 3

  1. Basic Mate Configurations
  2. Introduction to Chess Openings
  3. Introduction to Chess Middlegames
  4. How a Game Can End
  5. Tactics Trainer (Beginner)
  1. Positioning the Pieces
  2. Weak Squares
  3. Pawn Weaknesses
  4. The Bishops in the Middlegame
  1. Incorrect Combinations
  2. A Knight Against a Bishop in the Middlegame
  3. Winning with Activity
  4. Opposite Colored Bishops in the Middlegame

Week 4

  1. Combination Basics
  2. The Sacrifice
  3. The Deflection
  4. The Decoy
  5. Tactics Trainer (Beginner)
  1. The Knights in the Middlegame
  2. A Passed Pawn in the Middlegame
  3. The Rooks in the Middlegame
  4. The Queen in the Middlegame
  1. Intuitive Sacrifices
  2. Advanced Planning
  3. Hanging Pawns
  4. Active Defense, Counterplay

Week 5

  1. The Pin and the Skewer
  2. Typical Combinations 1
  3. Typical Combinations 2
  4. Development Tales
  5. Tactics Trainer (Beginner)
  1. Exchanging Pieces
  2. Closed Centers
  3. Open Centers
  4. Fixed Centers
  1. Variation Calculation 1
  2. Variation Calculation 2
  3. Taking a Risk
  4. Fighting for the Initiative

Week 6

  1. The Safety of the King
  2. The Center
  3. Activity
  4. Pawn Structures
  5. Tactics Trainer (Beginner)
  1. Mobile Centers
  2. Evaluating the Position
  3. Planning
  4. Unexpected Moves
  1. Destructive Sacrifices
  2. Breaking Through in the Center
  3. The Minority Attack
  4. Exchange Sacrifices

Week 7

  1. Introduction to Chess Endgames
  2. The Basics of Pawn Endgames 1
  3. The Basics of Pawn Endgames 2
  4. The Basics of Rook Endgames
  5. Tactics Trainer (Beginner)
  1. Giving Perpetual Check
  2. Overloaded Pieces
  3. The Clearance
  4. Opening Preparation
  1. Pawn Endgames – Pawn Break
  2. Pawn Endgames – Reserve Tempo
  3. Pawn Endgames – Defense
  4. A Knight Against a Bishop in the Endgame

Week 8

  1. The Basics of Knight Endgames
  2. The Basics of Bishop Endgames
  3. The Basics of Queen Endgames
  4. Open Positions
  5. Tactics Trainer (Beginner)
  1. Passed Pawns in the Endgame
  2. Advanced Pawn Endgames 1
  3. Advanced Pawn Endgames 2
  4. Advanced Rook Endgames
  1. Rook Endgames – A Rook Against a Pawn 1
  2. Rook Endgames – A Rook Against a Pawn 2
  3. Rook Endgames – Frontal Assault and Activity
  4. Simplifying the Position

Week 9

  1. Closed Positions
  2. Semi-open Positions
  3. Gambits
  4. Tactics Trainer (Beginner)
  1. Advanced Queen Endgames
  2. Mate by a Bishop and a Knight
  3. Endgame Tactics
  1. Never Give Up Too Early
  2. Selected Combinations
  3. Chess Compositions, Studies

Week 10

Beginner Course – Achievement Test Intermediate Course – Achievement Test  Advanced Course – Achievement Test

Week 11

Tactics Trainer Tactics Trainer Tactics Trainer

Week 12

Tactics Trainer Tactics Trainer Tactics Trainer