Some links mentioned in the video
In addition to the chess.com daily puzzle videos, I am starting a new project to share my chess knowledge: Learning chess.
Here is the temporary schedule:
Monday: Opening intro
Tuesday: Opening traps and mistakes
Friday: Basic exercises explanation
Weekends: anything else (adult improving, Firouzja 100 Games, endgame study, etc)
Task from today:
1. check your activities during a week, figure out which takes you most free time, either watching TV, using cell phone, or wandering on Internet.
2. find a few chucks of time to grab, at least half hour each
3. use them to study chess
Chess Tactics for Champions: A step-by-step guide to using tactics and combinations the Polgar way
A World Champion's Guide to Chess: Step-by-step instructions for winning chess the Polgar way
How to beat your dad at chess
Chess Openings for Kids
The rest are for intermediate to advanced players
Basic Chess Openings for Kids
365 Master Chess Lessons
How to reassess your chess
Winning Chess Tactics for Juniors (534 problems)
The Chess Tactics Workbook (720 problems)
Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games
1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
Tactics Times (1000+ problems)
Tactics Times 2 (1000+ problems)
Endgame course by Pandolfini
Complete endgame course
100 Endgames you must know
100 Endgames you must know workbook
Middlegames and Strategy:
Chess Strategy for Club Players
Attacking Chess for Club Players
Chess Training for post-beginners
Chess Training for Candidate Masters
The middlegame book one, two
Art of attack in Chess
Chess pattern recognition for beginners
Train your chess pattern recognition
Improve Your Chess pattern recognition
For Kids books
Chess School 1a, 1b, 2, 3 (Manual of Chess Combination), 4 (Manual of Chess endings)
Chess Steps 1-6 (my curriculum)
Yusupov's 9 books (advanced 1500+)
How to improve your chess as an adult?
Part 1: Overview
What are adults’ main problems or complaints?
Where are you and what is your goal?
How to plan?
How to find time to study chess?
Why is solving tactics important?
How to study chess opening?
What books should I read?
Should I play online?
Should I play in OTB tournaments?
How can I gain confidence?
How to study master games?
My new year resolution
Build up YouTube Channel > 10,000 subscribers
Blitz => 2,000
Rapid => 2,200
ChessTempo => 2,200
Reduce WeChat < 1 hour
Due to the lack of Step 1 or beginner class in my online courses and in-classroom offerings, I have created this videos to help beginners. Here is the url for the playlist.
1. Board and squares (online)
2. How pieces move? (online)
3. How to set up the board? (online)
4. What are values of pieces? (online)
5. How to capture a piece?
6. How to attack?
7. What is an exchange?
8. How to start a game?
9. How to finish a game?
10. What is check?
11. What is checkmate or mate?
12. What is draw?
13. What is mate in one?
14. How to practice mate in one?
15. What is Anastasia's Mate?
16. What is Boden's Mate?
17. What is Arabian Mate?
18. How to mate with 2 Rooks?
19. How to mate with 1 Queen?
20. How to mate with 1 Rook?
21. What is castling?
22. What are the rules for castling?
23. What are opening principles?
24. What is stalemate?
25. What is perpetual check?
26. What is En passant?
27. What is promotion?
28. What is Step 1?
29. What is 5334?
30. How to beat your dad at chess?
31. Chess openings for kids
32. What is double attack?
33. What is pin?
34. What is elimination of defence?
35. What is discovered attack?
36. What are tactics?
37. What is Step 2?
Finally I transferred the whole series to YouTube. 5334 is a big work. There are 4462 problems, most are composed, I showcased one-sixth of them, i.e. about 800 problems in 108 videos. If you are interested to learn with me, check out my playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF6enq3h4vUxpK3GJRXfjb6RJ3EZeEVVG
A sample schedule can be found here:
The blog I maintained here is non-technical. There is no chess diagram on this blog. It's all talks, but no actions. :-) I am starting a new blog which will be more chess-problem oriented. It's not new, because I have used blogspot 6 years ago. My old one "One move checkmate" is still sitting there quietly. The new blog is called “Coach Andy's Corner". I am focusing on the following right now:
- Daily Briefing
- Endgame study
- Youtube videos of current events
Here is the site:
Let's wish this project can last longer.