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Dream Room Episodes

Episode wise list of our celebrated video on demand Chess Dream Room course.

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Dream Room Episodes

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

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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

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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

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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

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R B Ramesh

When is a piece deemed overloaded?

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9.39

Thematic Sacrifices Part 1: Bh7

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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

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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

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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

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R B Ramesh

Opening principles (continued...)

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15.00

Basic Endgames

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R B Ramesh

Basics of the endgame theory.

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17.00

Forcing Moves: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

Detailed explanation of forcing moves with examples.

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23.39

Forcing Moves: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

Forcing moves (continued...)

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26.34

Prophylaxis: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

Prophylaxis continued...

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11.56

Prophylaxis: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

How to "guard ahead of time"?

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16.01

Pawn Sacrifice: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

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

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13.29

Pawn Sacrifice: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

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

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19.13

The Drawback

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R B Ramesh

What's the drawback principle?

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14.06

Prophylaxis: Part 3

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R B Ramesh

Prophylaxis continued...

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20.34

Pawn Majority: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

How do we take advantage of pawn majority?

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34.48

Pawn Majority: Part 1

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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

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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

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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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10:02

The Intermediate Moves

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R B Ramesh

What are the intermediate moves?

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11:14

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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18:32

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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18:16

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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10:20

Handling Pawns

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R B Ramesh

The best ways to handle pawns.

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10:33

Solving Studies

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R B Ramesh

Guide to solving chess studies productively.

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14:57

The Exchange Sacrifice: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

Strategies around exchange sacrifice (continued...)

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12:15

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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15:04

Bishop vs Knight: Part 1

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R B Ramesh

Bishop or the Knight, that's the question?

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29:53

Bishop vs Knight: Part 2

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R B Ramesh

Bishop vs Knight, the discussion continues...

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17:40

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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9:47

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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19:49

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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15:31

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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