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Dream Room Episodes

Pawns & Pawns
7.58

Pawns & Pawns

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

"Pawn is the soul of chess". - Philidor

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Moving the Pieces
8.21

Moving the Pieces

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Learn how the different pieces move on the chess board.

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Algebraic Notations & The Chess Clock
5.54

Algebraic Notations & The Chess Clock

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Learn record keeping using algebraic notations and use of the special chess clock.

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First Thing First
8.41

First Thing First

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Getting started!

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Castling & Illegal Moves
4.48

Castling & Illegal Moves

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How does Castling work? Which moves are deemed illegal.

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3 Stages of Chess
3.40

3 Stages of Chess

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What are the different stages of chess?

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Discussions with Parents : Part 1
13.39

Discussions with Parents : Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Common issues being faced by chess players and their parents.

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The Check
7.35

The Check

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What's check?

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The Attack
7.41

The Attack

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What's an attack?

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Introduction to Defence
4.38

Introduction to Defence

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

The basics of defence.

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Introduction to Capture
5.01

Introduction to Capture

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What's capture?

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Checkmate & Stalemate
3.59

Checkmate & Stalemate

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What are the different types of "mates"?

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Discussions with Parents : Part 2
9.48

Discussions with Parents : Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Continuing discussions with chess parents.

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1 or 2 Move Checkmates
5.03

1 or 2 Move Checkmates

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What are 1 or 2 move checkmates?

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The Basic Checkmates
9.34

The Basic Checkmates

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What are the basic checkmates?

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Forcing Moves
11.35

Forcing Moves

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Introduction to forcing moves!

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Gain of Material
6.35

Gain of Material

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What is meant by gain of material in the game of chess?

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Different Types of Draws
4.16

Different Types of Draws

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What is a draw? What are the different ways in which a draw can take place?

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Double Attack & Defence
6.23

Double Attack & Defence

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Introduction to double attack and defence.

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Discovered Attack, Check & Double Check
6.14

Discovered Attack, Check & Double Check

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What are discovered attack, discovered check & double check?

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Tactical Theme Part 1: Pin
9.12

Tactical Theme Part 1: Pin

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

The concept of Pin

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Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 1
5.51

Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Discussions around psychological issues that chess players face.

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Tactical Theme Part 3: Decoy & Deflection
10.39

Tactical Theme Part 3: Decoy & Deflection

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What are decoys and deflection in chess?

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Tactical Theme Part 2: Skewer
5.30

Tactical Theme Part 2: Skewer

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What are skewers (also known as "x-ray attacks")?

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Tactical Theme Part 4: Clearance
7.41

Tactical Theme Part 4: Clearance

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

When do we carry out a "clearance"?

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Tactical Theme Part 5: Fork
6.48

Tactical Theme Part 5: Fork

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What is a fork in chess?

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Tactical Theme Part 7: Back Rank Mate
8.41

Tactical Theme Part 7: Back Rank Mate

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What is meant by a back rank mate?

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Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 2
10.00

Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Discussions around mental issues that chess players need to cope with.

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Tactical Theme Part 6: Overloading
8.20

Tactical Theme Part 6: Overloading

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

When is a piece deemed overloaded?

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Thematic Sacrifices Part 1: Bh7
9.39

Thematic Sacrifices Part 1: Bh7

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Thematic sacrifice Bh7

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Thematic sacrifice - Part 2: Nf7
4.14

Thematic sacrifice - Part 2: Nf7

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Thematic sacrifice (Nf7)

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Thematic Sacrifices Part 3: Ne6
10.54

Thematic Sacrifices Part 3: Ne6

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Thematic Sacrifices (Ne6)

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Attacking an Uncastled King
16.04

Attacking an Uncastled King

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

A castled king is more secure. Learn all about attacking an uncastled king.

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Thematic Sacrifices Part 4: Bh6
8.51

Thematic Sacrifices Part 4: Bh6

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Thematic Sacrifices (Bh6)

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Attacking a Castled King
6.07

Attacking a Castled King

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How to attack a castled king?

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Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 3
8.50

Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 3

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Discussions of psychological issues encountered by chess players and how to overcome them.

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Opening Principle: Part 1
11.36

Opening Principle: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What are the opening principles?

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Opening Principle: Part 2
11.18

Opening Principle: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Opening principles (continued...)

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Basic Endgames
15.00

Basic Endgames

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Basics of the endgame theory.

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Forcing Moves: Part 1
17.00

Forcing Moves: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Detailed explanation of forcing moves with examples.

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Forcing Moves: Part 2
23.39

Forcing Moves: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Forcing moves (continued...)

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Prophylaxis: Part 2
26.34

Prophylaxis: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Prophylaxis continued...

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Prophylaxis: Part 1
11.56

Prophylaxis: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How to "guard ahead of time"?

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Pawn Sacrifice: Part 1
16.01

Pawn Sacrifice: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How does one sacrifice one's pawn to gain advantage?

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Pawn Sacrifice: Part 2
13.29

Pawn Sacrifice: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

The art of sacrificing one's pawn to gain advantage.

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The Drawback
19.13

The Drawback

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What's the drawback principle?

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Prophylaxis: Part 3
14.06

Prophylaxis: Part 3

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Prophylaxis continued...

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Pawn Majority: Part 2
20.34

Pawn Majority: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How do we take advantage of pawn majority?

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Pawn Majority: Part 1
34.48

Pawn Majority: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Pawn majority happens when one player has more pawns than the opponent in a given sector of the chessboard.

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Bishop & Pawn Ending: Part 1
11.45

Bishop & Pawn Ending: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Bishop and pawn endgame strategies

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Bishop & Pawn Ending: Part 2
14.46

Bishop & Pawn Ending: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Bishop and pawn endgame strategies continued...

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Improving Pieces: Part 1
11.24

Improving Pieces: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How do we go about improving our pieces.

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Double Bishop vs Bishop & Knight
29.20

Double Bishop vs Bishop & Knight

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Double bishop vs bishop & knight

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Improving Pieces: Part 2
11.01

Improving Pieces: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Improving pieces continued...

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Knight & Pawn Endings: Part 1
21.28

Knight & Pawn Endings: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Strategies for knight and pawn endgames.

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Knight & Pawn Endings: Part 2
13.09

Knight & Pawn Endings: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Strategies for knight and pawn endings continued...

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Attacking the King: Part 1
19.58

Attacking the King: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How to attack the king?

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Attacking the King: Part 2
14.41

Attacking the King: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Attacking the king (continued...)

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Preparing for Tournament
15.34

Preparing for Tournament

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Strategies for preparing for tournament.

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King & Pawn Ending: Part 1
12.37

King & Pawn Ending: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Strategies for king and pawn endgames.

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Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 1
10.10

Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Strategies for rook and pawn endgames.

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Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 2
20.18

Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Strategies for rook and pawn ending (continued...)

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Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 3
18.51

Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 3

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Strategies for rook and pawn ending (continued...)

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Calculation Studies: Common Mistakes
16.20

Calculation Studies: Common Mistakes

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Some of the most common mistakes made during calculation.

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Accelerators: Part 1
9.46

Accelerators: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What are accelerators in chess?

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Active Defence: Part 1
10.01

Active Defence: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How to use attack as a defence strategy?

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Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 1
9.09

Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What are the psychological issues that one grapples with, discussion between a chess champ and mental trainer.

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Centralisation
10:51

Centralisation

R B Ramesh
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R B Ramesh

"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold" - W.B. Yeats

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Understanding the Weak Squares: Part 1
17.58

Understanding the Weak Squares: Part 1

R B Ramesh
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R B Ramesh

What are weak squares?

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Initiatives
16.44

Initiatives

R B Ramesh
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R B Ramesh

What qualifies as initiative in chess?

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Learning from Classics
33.16

Learning from Classics

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Some key lessons from the classics.

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King Activity
12:55

King Activity

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

An active king can be a great asset, especially in endgames.

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Understanding the Weak Squares: Part 2
21.59

Understanding the Weak Squares: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Understanding the weak squares (continued...)

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Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 2
12:15

Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 2

R B Ramesh
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R B Ramesh

Mental issued being faced by chess players - a discussion between chess champ and mental trainer.

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The Pawn Breaks: Part 2
19:43

The Pawn Breaks: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Pawn breaks (continued...)

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The Pawn Breaks: Part 1
15:22

The Pawn Breaks: Part 1

R B Ramesh
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R B Ramesh

What are pawn breaks (sometimes also called the liberation lever)?

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Building an Opening Repertoire
15:35

Building an Opening Repertoire

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How to build an effective opening repertoire?

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Art of Maintaining Tension
18:43

Art of Maintaining Tension

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

A position is considered "tense" when the enemy pieces, especially pawns are attacking each other.

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The Intermediate Moves
10:02

The Intermediate Moves

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What are the intermediate moves?

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Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 3
11:14

Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 3

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Chess champion discusses the psychological issues with a top mental trainer.

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Simple Tactics
14:00

Simple Tactics

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Some basic tactics in chess that one should know.

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Attacking the King: Part 4
18:32

Attacking the King: Part 4

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Attacking the king (continued...)

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Attacking the King: Part 3
20:13

Attacking the King: Part 3

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Attacking the king, continued...

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The Exchange Sacrifice: Part 1
13:54

The Exchange Sacrifice: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

An exchange sacrifice occurs when a player sacrifices a rook for a knight or bishop.

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Preparing for the game at home (before and after)
18:16

Preparing for the game at home (before and after)

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How to prepare for an important game?

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Handling Pawns
10:20

Handling Pawns

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

The best ways to handle pawns.

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Solving Studies
10:33

Solving Studies

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Guide to solving chess studies productively.

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The Exchange Sacrifice: Part 2
14:57

The Exchange Sacrifice: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Strategies around exchange sacrifice (continued...)

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Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Celebrated Chess Coach: Part 1
12:15

Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Celebrated Chess Coach: Part 1

R B Ramesh
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R B Ramesh

Chess coach discusses key psychological issues faced by chess players.

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Bishop vs Knight: Part 1
15:04

Bishop vs Knight: Part 1

R B Ramesh
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R B Ramesh

Bishop or the Knight, that's the question?

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Bishop vs Knight: Part 2
29:53

Bishop vs Knight: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Bishop vs Knight, the discussion continues...

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Queen & Pawn Endings: Part 2
17:40

Queen & Pawn Endings: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Queen and pawn endgames

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Maneuvering
22:39

Maneuvering

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Learn about the art of maneuvering in chess.

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Queen & Pawn Endings: Part 1
12:40

Queen & Pawn Endings: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Queen and pawn endgames

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Exchanging Pieces: Part 1
9:47

Exchanging Pieces: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Piece exchange happens when players capture each other's pieces in a series of related moves.

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Exchanging Pieces: Part 2
19:49

Exchanging Pieces: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

The art of exchanging pieces, continued...

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Playing on Colors: Part 2
14.17

Playing on Colors: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Playing with colours in chess (continued...).

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Playing on Colors: Part 1
15:31

Playing on Colors: Part 1

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Playing with colours in chess.

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Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Celebrated Chess Coach: Part 2
12.00

Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Celebrated Chess Coach: Part 2

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Conversation between celebrated chess coach and mental trainer.

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Improving Pieces
18.13

Improving Pieces

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Learn how to improve pieces.

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Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 1
19.58

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 1

Krisztian	Szabo
Grandmaster
Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop versus rook endgame key concepts using illustrative examples

Understanding Weaknesses
86.24

Understanding Weaknesses

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How to identify and exploit opponent's weaknesses?

To Trade Or Not To Trade
92.56

To Trade Or Not To Trade

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How to decide whether to exchange or not?

Understanding Prophylaxis
62.35

Understanding Prophylaxis

Michal Krasenkow
Grandmaster
Michal Krasenkow

Figure out what your opponent is thinking, and take action

Positional Sacrifices and Tactical Methods
61.06

Positional Sacrifices and Tactical Methods

Michal Krasenkow
Grandmaster
Michal Krasenkow

a masterclass in positional sacrifice and tactical play

The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 2
118.28

The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 2

Abhijeet Gupta
Grandmaster
Abhijeet Gupta

Learning chess through illustrative game play of Akiba Rubinstein

The Unsung Pawns
92.03

The Unsung Pawns

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How do we create a good pawn structure?

The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 1
119.08

The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 1

Abhijeet Gupta
Grandmaster
Abhijeet Gupta

Learning chess from the games of brilliant Akiba Rubinstein

The Drawback Destruction
89.11

The Drawback Destruction

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Every move reveals hidden weaknesses

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 3
22.13

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 3

Krisztian	Szabo
Grandmaster
Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop vs rook endgame through games greats played

The Almighty Pawns
89.20

The Almighty Pawns

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Pawn structure shapes chessboard battles, hiding strategic masterstrokes and vulnerabilities

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 2
21.28

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 2

Krisztian	Szabo
Grandmaster
Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop versus rook endgame through illustrative games

Queens Gambit Accepted - Part 2
66.57

Queens Gambit Accepted - Part 2

Boris Avrukh
Grandmaster
Boris Avrukh

Queen's Gambit Accepted, explained (continued...)

Playing with Bishop Pair
53.16

Playing with Bishop Pair

Boris Avrukh
Grandmaster
Boris Avrukh

How do we maximise our bishop pair advantage?

Petrosian - The Iron Man
90.57

Petrosian - The Iron Man

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Chess lessons from the famed defense of "Iron Tigran"

Playing against Bishop Pair
52.52

Playing against Bishop Pair

Boris Avrukh
Grandmaster
Boris Avrukh

How best do we counter the bishop pair advantage?

Opposite Color Bishops
58.19

Opposite Color Bishops

Boris Avrukh
Grandmaster
Boris Avrukh

Is position everything? Does material advantage count?

Mastering Classical Games - Part 1
59.10

Mastering Classical Games - Part 1

Farrukh Amonatov
Grandmaster
Farrukh Amonatov

Learning through insights and techniques of the greats

Complex Endgames- Queen and Rook Coordination
58.46

Complex Endgames- Queen and Rook Coordination

Davor Rogic
Grandmaster
Davor Rogic

Rook and Queen Coordination in a Complex Endgame Situation.

How to Play against Accelerated Dragons
61.58

How to Play against Accelerated Dragons

Krisztian	Szabo
Grandmaster
Krisztian Szabo

Unleash the power of the Accelerated Dragon - embark on a thrilling journey into the heart of chess warfare!

Decision Making Techniques in Chess: Part 3
58.20

Decision Making Techniques in Chess: Part 3

Maxim Turov
Grandmaster
Maxim Turov

Sharpen your strategy and choice-making in chess

Complex Endgames- Rook and Bishop Coordination
52.04

Complex Endgames- Rook and Bishop Coordination

Davor Rogic
Grandmaster
Davor Rogic

Rook and Bishop Coordination in a Complex Endgame Situation.

Complex Rook Endgames- King Activity
53.34

Complex Rook Endgames- King Activity

Davor Rogic
Grandmaster
Davor Rogic

How to activate king to support passed pawns?

Botvinnik: The Chess Engineer
75.54

Botvinnik: The Chess Engineer

R B Ramesh
Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Mikhail Botvinnik: World Chess Champion, Electrical Engineer, Computer Pioneer.

Complex Endgames- Queen Against Rook and a Piece
53.34

Complex Endgames- Queen Against Rook and a Piece

Davor Rogic
Grandmaster
Davor Rogic

Queen against Rook and a piece in a Complex Endgame Situation.

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