Chess Curriculum

    

Chess 101

Lesson  1      Board Set Up, Piece Set Up, King, and Pawn Movement

Lesson  2       Rook, Knight, Bishop, and Queen Movement and Capturing

Lesson  3       Check or Checkmate

Lesson  4       Castling, Promotion, and En Passant

Lesson  5       Winning and Losing Honorably and Chess Notation

Lesson  6       Common Checkmates

 

Chess 102

Lesson  7       Value of Pieces

Lesson  8       Stalemate or Draw

Lesson  9       Forks

Lesson 10      Pins and Skewers

Lesson 11      Discoveries, Traps, and Sacrifices

Lesson 12     Defenses to an Attack

 

 Chess 103

Lesson 13      Common Tournament Positions

Lesson 14      Introduction to Openings

Lesson 15     Gaining Space, Central Files, Central Squares, and Diagonals

Lesson 16     Weak Pawns vs Strong Pawns

Lesson 17      Tournament Rules and Chess Clocks

Lesson 18      Basic Tournament Strategy

Chess 201

 

Lesson 19                  Intermediate Tactics 1                     Knight Forks

Lesson 20                  Intermediate Tactics 2                     Queen Forks

Lesson 21                  Intermediate Tactics 3                     Pins

Lesson 22                  Intermediate Tactics 4                     Discovered Checks

Lesson 23                  Intermediate Tactics 5                     Skewer or X Rays   

Lesson 24                  Intermediate Tactics 6                     Double Check

Lesson 25                  Intermediate Tactics 7                     Forks

Lesson 26                  Intermediate Tactics 8                     Back Rank

Lesson 27                  Intermediate Tactics 9                     Double Attacks

Lesson 28                  Intermediate Tactics 10                  Promotion

Lesson 29                  Intermediate Tactics 11                  Overload

Lesson 30                  Intermediate Tactics 12                  Decoys

Lesson 31                  Intermediate Tactics 13                  Remove the Defender       

Lesson 32                  Intermediate Tactics 14                  Obstruction

Lesson 33                  Intermediate Tactics 15                  A & H File Mates

Lesson 34                  Intermediate Tactics 16                  Perpetual Check

 

Chess 202

Lesson 35                 King and Rook vs. King

Lesson 36                 King and Queen vs. King

Lesson 37                 King and Pawn vs. King

Lesson 38                 King and Knight vs. King and Pawn

Lesson 39                 King and Bishop vs. King and Pawn

Lesson 40                 King and Rook vs. King and Pawn

Lesson 41                  King and Pawns vs. King

Chess 203

            Lesson 42                  Tactics Drill Set 1                 Remove the Defender

            Lesson 43                  Tactics Drill Set 2                 Sacrifices that Gain Material 1

            Lesson 44                  Tactics Drill Set 3                 Skewers and X Rays

Lesson 45                  Tactics Drill Set 4                 Sacrifices that Gain Material 2

Lesson 46                  Tactics Drill Set 5                 Remove the Defender

Lesson 47                  Tactics Drill Set 6                 Overload the Defender

Lesson 48                  Tactics Drill Set 7                 Sacrifices that Gain Material 3

Lesson 49                  Tactics Drill Set 8                 Desperado

Lesson 50                  Tactics Drill Set 9                 Sacrifices that Gain Material 4

 

Chess 204   

Lesson 51                  Italian Game Traps

Lesson 52                  Center Game Traps

Lesson 53                  Ruy Lopez Traps

Lesson 54                  Scotch Basics

 

Chess 205

Lesson 55                  Morphy vs Duke and Count

Lesson 56                  Morphy vs. Anderssen  (White’s Perspective)

Lesson 57                  Morphy vs. Anderssen  (Black’s Perspective)

Lesson 58                  Rotlewi vs. Rubinstein

Lesson 59                  Steinitz vs. von Bardeleben

Lesson 60                  Schulten vs. Morphy

Lesson 61                  Lichtenhein vs. Morphy

Lesson 62                  Meek vs. Morphy

Lesson 63                  Rosanes vs. Anderssen

Lesson 64                  Anderssen vs. Dufresne

 

Chess 301  Advanced  End Games                 

Lesson  65    Rook and King vs. Pawns and King

Lesson  66    Knight and King vs. Pawns and King

Lesson  67    Pawn, Bishop, and King vs. Pawn and King

Lesson  68    Rook and King vs. Knight or Bishop and King

Lesson  69    Queen and King vs. Two Rooks and King                     

Lesson  70    King and Two Pawns vs. King and Pawn

Lesson  71    Pawn(s), Rook, and King vs. Pawn, Rook, and King

Lesson  72    Pawns, Bishop, and King vs. Pawns, Bishop and King

Lesson  73    Knight, Bishop, and King vs. King

Lesson  74    Pawn, Rook, and King vs. Rook and King

Lesson  75    Queen and King vs. Rook and King

Chess 302 Open Games                                     1. e4   e5

Lesson  76    Ruy Lopez                                         2. Nf3  Nc6   3. Bb5

Lesson  77    Italian Game                                     2. Nf3  Nc6   3. Bc4

Lesson  78    Scotch Game                                    2. Nf3  Nc6   3. d4

Lesson  79    Bishop’s Opening                            2. Bc4  …

Lesson  80    King’s Gambit                                   2. f4  …

Lesson  81    Center Game                                    2. d4  exd4   3. Qxd4  Nc6

Chess 303  Semi-Open Games                           1. e4   …

Lesson  82    Sicilian Defense                               1. …  c5

Lesson  83    French Defense                               1. …  e6

Lesson  84    Caro-Kann Defense                        1. …  c6

Lesson  85    Pirc Defense                                     1. …  d6   2. d4  Nf6   3. Nc3  g6

Lesson  86    Alekhine’s Defense             1. …  Nf6

Lesson  87    Center Counter Defense                1. …  d5   2. exd5

 Chess 304  Closed Games                                 1. d4  d5

Lesson  88    Queen’s Gambit Declined  2. c4  e6

Lesson  89    Slav Defense                                   2. c4  c6

Lesson  90    Queen’s Gambit Accepted 2. c4  dxc4

Lesson  91    Queen’s Pawn Game                      2. Nc3  Nf6

Lesson  92    Grunfeld Reversed                          2. Nf3  Nf6

Lesson  93    Queen’s Pawn Game                     2. Bf4  Nf6

 

Chess 305  Indian Systems                                 1. d4   Nf6

Lesson  94    King’s Indian Defense                    2. c4  g6   3. Nc3  Bg7

Lesson  95    Grunfeld Defense                            2. c4  g6   3. Nc3  d5

Lesson  96    Nimzo-Indian Defense                    2. c4  e6   3. Nc3  Bb4

Lesson  97    Queen’s Indian Defense                2. c4  e6   3. Nf3  b6

Lesson  98    Indian Defense                                2. c4  c6 

Lesson  99    Indian Defense                                2. Nf3  …

Chess 306    Flank Openings                              1. c4,  1. Nf3,  and  1. f4 

Lesson 100   Bermen                                             1. c4  e5

Lesson 101   Anglo-Indian Defense                     1. c4  Nf6

Lesson 102   Reti                                                     1. Nf3  d5   2. c4

Lesson 103   Symmetrical Variation                     1. Nf3  Nf6

Lesson 104   Bird System                                       1. f4  d5

Lesson 105   Bird System                                       1. f4  Nf6   2. Nf3  …