By Greg Vanderford, Business Consultant

Chess From Beginner to Advanced at Warp Speed

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

Learn everything you need to know to beat strong chess players!

This course is for aspiring chess players who know how the pieces move and understand how to use some tactics such as forks and skewers but have never had any formal chess training. Through easy to understand diagrams and chess positions, I will take you through the thought process of a master chess player and teach you everything you need to know to go from a mediocre player to a very strong one. In this course you will learn how to find tactics over the board, make a strategic plan, and setup up your pieces for maximum effectiveness in the opening. I have condensed information that took me many years of hard work into 16 powerful chess lessons. If you want to improve your chess in as short a time as possible, this is the course for you!

Recent Testimonials:

"Great for players with a base knowledge of chess who are looking to better understand the fundamentals of the game." - Robert Rosario "Good stuff, good teacher!" - Francesco Morello "I am an intermediate level player and I've just finished the course. Really informative course, clear and concise explanations. Slow-paced, step by step analysis of each case. Very well prepared. Looking forward to see the advanced course!" - Koray Yenal "Easy to understand. Covers helpful nuances. Adds good context and theory beyond the basics." - Aaron Vannatter

Course overview - 15

  • How to Think Like a Chess Player: Chess Notation

  • Special Moves (En Passant, Promotion etc.)

  • Introduction to Openings

  • Using Your Tactical Weapons: Pins

  • Forks

  • Skewers

  • The Dreaded Discovered Attack

  • Planning and Attacking: Must Know Opening Sequences

  • The Difference Between Open and Closed Positions

  • Attacking the Castled King

  • Trading Pieces

  • General Principles: Chess Psychology

  • Defense

  • End Game Considerations

  • The Joy of Chess

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Meet your instructor

Greg Vanderford
Greg VanderfordBusiness Consultant
Hello. My name is Greg Vanderford and I'm a passionate business consultant and teacher. I have spent my entire career learning about, teaching, and practicing business management, sales, public speaking, training, and strategic planning and analysis. My mission is to have a huge impact on my clients by helping them achieve both their short and long term goals in business and life. Whether my client is an individual or large organization, I am passionately committed to their achievement because I believe that our happiness in life, in large part, is derived by what we either individually or collectively achieve through our work, and that building and strengthening positive relationships with all stakeholders throughout the process is one of the keys to success. I hope that you and your organization will choose to benefit from my passion, skill, and experience. Thank you.