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7.58

Pawns & Pawns

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R B Ramesh

"Pawn is the soul of chess". - Philidor

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8.21

Moving the Pieces

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R B Ramesh

Learn how the different pieces move on the chess board.

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5.54

Algebraic Notations & The Chess Clock

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R B Ramesh

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

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8.41

First Thing First

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R B Ramesh

Getting started!

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4.48

Castling & Illegal Moves

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R B Ramesh

How does Castling work? Which moves are deemed illegal.

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3.40

3 Stages of Chess

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R B Ramesh

What are the different stages of chess?

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13.39

Discussions with Parents : Part 1

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R B Ramesh

Common issues being faced by chess players and their parents.

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7.35

The Check

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R B Ramesh

What's check?

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7.41

The Attack

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R B Ramesh

What's an attack?

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4.38

Introduction to Defence

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R B Ramesh

The basics of defence.

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5.01

Introduction to Capture

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R B Ramesh

What's capture?

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3.59

Checkmate & Stalemate

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R B Ramesh

What are the different types of "mates"?

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9.48

Discussions with Parents : Part 2

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Continuing discussions with chess parents.

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5.03

1 or 2 Move Checkmates

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R B Ramesh

What are 1 or 2 move checkmates?

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9.34

The Basic Checkmates

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R B Ramesh

What are the basic checkmates?

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11.35

Forcing Moves

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R B Ramesh

Introduction to forcing moves!

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6.35

Gain of Material

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R B Ramesh

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

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4.16

Different Types of Draws

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R B Ramesh

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

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6.23

Double Attack & Defence

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R B Ramesh

Introduction to double attack and defence.

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6.14

Discovered Attack, Check & Double Check

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R B Ramesh

What are discovered attack, discovered check & double check?

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9.12

Tactical Theme Part 1: Pin

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

The concept of Pin

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5.51

Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

Discussions around psychological issues that chess players face.

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10.39

Tactical Theme Part 3: Decoy & Deflection

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R B Ramesh

What are decoys and deflection in chess?

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5.30

Tactical Theme Part 2: Skewer

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R B Ramesh

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

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7.41

Tactical Theme Part 4: Clearance

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R B Ramesh

When do we carry out a "clearance"?

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6.48

Tactical Theme Part 5: Fork

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R B Ramesh

What is a fork in chess?

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8.41

Tactical Theme Part 7: Back Rank Mate

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R B Ramesh

What is meant by a back rank mate?

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10.00

Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 2

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

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

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8.20

Tactical Theme Part 6: Overloading

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

When is a piece deemed overloaded?

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9.39

Thematic Sacrifices Part 1: Bh7

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Thematic sacrifice Bh7

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4.14

Thematic sacrifice - Part 2: Nf7

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R B Ramesh

Thematic sacrifice (Nf7)

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10.54

Thematic Sacrifices Part 3: Ne6

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R B Ramesh

Thematic Sacrifices (Ne6)

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16.04

Attacking an Uncastled King

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

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

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8.51

Thematic Sacrifices Part 4: Bh6

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R B Ramesh

Thematic Sacrifices (Bh6)

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6.07

Attacking a Castled King

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R B Ramesh

How to attack a castled king?

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8.50

Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 3

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

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

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11.36

Opening Principle: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

What are the opening principles?

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11.18

Opening Principle: Part 2

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Opening principles (continued...)

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15.00

Basic Endgames

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Basics of the endgame theory.

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17.00

Forcing Moves: Part 1

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Detailed explanation of forcing moves with examples.

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23.39

Forcing Moves: Part 2

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Forcing moves (continued...)

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26.34

Prophylaxis: Part 2

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Prophylaxis continued...

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11.56

Prophylaxis: Part 1

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How to "guard ahead of time"?

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16.01

Pawn Sacrifice: Part 1

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

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

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13.29

Pawn Sacrifice: Part 2

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

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

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19.13

The Drawback

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

What's the drawback principle?

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14.06

Prophylaxis: Part 3

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Prophylaxis continued...

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20.34

Pawn Majority: Part 2

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

How do we take advantage of pawn majority?

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34.48

Pawn Majority: Part 1

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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11.45

Bishop & Pawn Ending: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

Bishop and pawn endgame strategies

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14.46

Bishop & Pawn Ending: Part 2

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Bishop and pawn endgame strategies continued...

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11.24

Improving Pieces: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

How do we go about improving our pieces.

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29.20

Double Bishop vs Bishop & Knight

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R B Ramesh

Double bishop vs bishop & knight

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11.01

Improving Pieces: Part 2

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

Improving pieces continued...

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21.28

Knight & Pawn Endings: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

Strategies for knight and pawn endgames.

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13.09

Knight & Pawn Endings: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

Strategies for knight and pawn endings continued...

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19.58

Attacking the King: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

How to attack the king?

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14.41

Attacking the King: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

Attacking the king (continued...)

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15.34

Preparing for Tournament

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R B Ramesh

Strategies for preparing for tournament.

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12.37

King & Pawn Ending: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

Strategies for king and pawn endgames.

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10.10

Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

Strategies for rook and pawn endgames.

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20.18

Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

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

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18.51

Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 3

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R B Ramesh

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

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16.20

Calculation Studies: Common Mistakes

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R B Ramesh

Some of the most common mistakes made during calculation.

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9.46

Accelerators: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

What are accelerators in chess?

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10.01

Active Defence: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

How to use attack as a defence strategy?

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9.09

Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 1

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R B Ramesh

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

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10:51

Centralisation

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R B Ramesh

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

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17.58

Understanding the Weak Squares: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

What are weak squares?

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16.44

Initiatives

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R B Ramesh

What qualifies as initiative in chess?

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33.16

Learning from Classics

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R B Ramesh

Some key lessons from the classics.

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12:55

King Activity

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R B Ramesh

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

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21.59

Understanding the Weak Squares: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

Understanding the weak squares (continued...)

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12:15

Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 2

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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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19:43

The Pawn Breaks: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

Pawn breaks (continued...)

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15:22

The Pawn Breaks: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

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

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15:35

Building an Opening Repertoire

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R B Ramesh

How to build an effective opening repertoire?

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18:43

Art of Maintaining Tension

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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

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R B Ramesh

What are the intermediate moves?

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Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 3

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R B Ramesh

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

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Simple Tactics

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R B Ramesh

Some basic tactics in chess that one should know.

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Attacking the King: Part 4

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R B Ramesh

Attacking the king (continued...)

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20:13

Attacking the King: Part 3

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R B Ramesh

Attacking the king, continued...

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13:54

The Exchange Sacrifice: Part 1

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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)

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R B Ramesh

How to prepare for an important game?

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Handling Pawns

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R B Ramesh

The best ways to handle pawns.

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Solving Studies

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R B Ramesh

Guide to solving chess studies productively.

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The Exchange Sacrifice: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

Strategies around exchange sacrifice (continued...)

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

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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

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R B Ramesh

Bishop or the Knight, that's the question?

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Bishop vs Knight: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

Bishop vs Knight, the discussion continues...

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Queen & Pawn Endings: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

Queen and pawn endgames

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Maneuvering

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R B Ramesh

Learn about the art of maneuvering in chess.

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Queen & Pawn Endings: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

Queen and pawn endgames

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Exchanging Pieces: Part 1

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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

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R B Ramesh

The art of exchanging pieces, continued...

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Playing on Colors: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

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

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Playing on Colors: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

Playing with colours in chess.

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

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R B Ramesh

Conversation between celebrated chess coach and mental trainer.

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Improving Pieces

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R B Ramesh

Learn how to improve pieces.

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Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 1

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Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop versus rook endgame key concepts using illustrative examples

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Understanding Weaknesses

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R B Ramesh

How to identify and exploit opponent's weaknesses?

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To Trade Or Not To Trade

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R B Ramesh

How to decide whether to exchange or not?

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Understanding Prophylaxis

Grandmaster
Michal Krasenkow

Figure out what your opponent is thinking, and take action

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Positional Sacrifices and Tactical Methods

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Michal Krasenkow

a masterclass in positional sacrifice and tactical play

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The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 2

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Abhijeet Gupta

Learning chess through illustrative game play of Akiba Rubinstein

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The Unsung Pawns

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R B Ramesh

How do we create a good pawn structure?

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The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 1

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Abhijeet Gupta

Learning chess from the games of brilliant Akiba Rubinstein

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The Drawback Destruction

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R B Ramesh

Every move reveals hidden weaknesses

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Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 3

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Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop vs rook endgame through games greats played

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The Almighty Pawns

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R B Ramesh

Pawn structure shapes chessboard battles, hiding strategic masterstrokes and vulnerabilities

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Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 2

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Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop versus rook endgame through illustrative games

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Queens Gambit Accepted - Part 2

Grandmaster
Boris Avrukh

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

53.16

Playing with Bishop Pair

Grandmaster
Boris Avrukh

How do we maximise our bishop pair advantage?

90.57

Petrosian - The Iron Man

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R B Ramesh

Chess lessons from the famed defense of "Iron Tigran"

52.52

Playing against Bishop Pair

Grandmaster
Boris Avrukh

How best do we counter the bishop pair advantage?

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Opposite Color Bishops

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Boris Avrukh

Is position everything? Does material advantage count?

59.10

Mastering Classical Games - Part 1

Grandmaster
Farrukh Amonatov

Learning through insights and techniques of the greats

58.46

Complex Endgames- Queen and Rook Coordination

Grandmaster
Davor Rogic

Rook and Queen Coordination in a Complex Endgame Situation.

61.58

How to Play against Accelerated Dragons

Grandmaster
Krisztian Szabo

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

58.20

Decision Making Techniques in Chess: Part 3

Grandmaster
Maxim Turov

Sharpen your strategy and choice-making in chess

52.04

Complex Endgames- Rook and Bishop Coordination

Grandmaster
Davor Rogic

Rook and Bishop Coordination in a Complex Endgame Situation.

53.34

Complex Rook Endgames- King Activity

Grandmaster
Davor Rogic

How to activate king to support passed pawns?

75.54

Botvinnik: The Chess Engineer

Grandmaster
R B Ramesh

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

53.34

Complex Endgames- Queen Against Rook and a Piece

Grandmaster
Davor Rogic

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

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Boris Avrukh is a chess grandmaster and author of several books on chess openings. He is known for his expertise in the Grunfeld Defense and has written several books on the subject, including "1.d4 - A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player" and "Grandmaster Repertoire 16: The Grunfeld Defense."

He has won World Under-12 Championship, the Israeli Chess Championship (twice) and participated in Chess Olympiads 6 times. He has trained some of the best players in the world like GM Radjabov, GM Kramnik, GM Caruana, GM Wesley So, and many more. He was also one of the team members assisting GM Boris Gelfand during the World Championship against GM Viswanathan Anand.

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Farrukh Amonatov is a chess grandmaster from Tajikistan. Farrukh began playing chess at a young age and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming an International Master in 2002 and a Grandmaster in 2005. He has competed in numerous national and international chess tournaments, including the World Chess Championship and the Chess Olympiad. Farrukh has also worked as a chess coach and trainer, helping to develop the skills of aspiring chess players.

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R. B. Ramesh is an Indian chess grandmaster and coach.

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