Chess in Schools

Live sessions, video on demand courses from top coaches, including the Chess Dream Room - a structured course designed in collaboration with GM R.B. Ramesh, coach and mentor of GM Praggnandaa and many other chess prodigies.

What is included:
1.  5 Neo licenses (for a year)
2. Ability to rotate licenses  (fair use)
3. Certificate of Completion for students who pass the post-course test

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Dream Room

40+ hours of cinematically recorded, comprehensive bestselling content,  suitable for absolute beginner just learning the rules to advanced player looking to hone their skill further.

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Dream Room Episodes

Complex Calculations: Part 4
13.28

Complex Calculations: Part 4

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Complex calculations with GMs Praggnanandhaa, Aravindh Chithambaram and Karthikeyan Murali.

Episode:
159
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Endgame(Rook & Pawn Ending): Part 3 (Spielman)
37.22

Endgame(Rook & Pawn Ending): Part 3 (Spielman)

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Illustrative rook and pawn endgame (Spielman vs Rubinstein, 1909).

Episode:
172
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Forcing Moves: Part 2
23.39

Forcing Moves: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Forcing moves (continued...)

Episode:
40
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Initiatives
16.44

Initiatives

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

What qualifies as initiative in chess?

Episode:
70
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
The Intermediate Moves
10:02

The Intermediate Moves

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

What are the intermediate moves?

Episode:
82
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Discussions with Celebrated Chess Coaches : Part 4
12.43

Discussions with Celebrated Chess Coaches : Part 4

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

How to approach playing in tournaments!

Episode:
154
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Exchanging Pieces: Part 2
19:49

Exchanging Pieces: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

The art of exchanging pieces, continued...

Episode:
98
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Important Endgames
15.01

Important Endgames

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Practical endgames (illustrative examples).

Episode:
117
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 2
12:15

Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

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

Episode:
76
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Preparing for Tournament
15.34

Preparing for Tournament

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Strategies for preparing for tournament.

Episode:
61
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Thematic sacrifice - Part 2: Nf7
4.14

Thematic sacrifice - Part 2: Nf7

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Thematic sacrifice (Nf7)

Episode:
30
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Learning from Classics
33.16

Learning from Classics

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Some key lessons from the classics.

Episode:
71
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
King and Pawn Ending (Advanced): Part 1
15.46

King and Pawn Ending (Advanced): Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Some interesting king and pawn endings with GMs Aravindh Chithambaram and Karthikeyan Murali.

Episode:
150
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Maneuvering
22:39

Maneuvering

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Learn about the art of maneuvering in chess.

Episode:
92
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 2
20.18

Rook & Pawn Endings: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

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

Episode:
64
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
3 Stages of Chess
3.40

3 Stages of Chess

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

What are the different stages of chess?

Episode:
6
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Thematic Sacrifices Part 3: Ne6
10.54

Thematic Sacrifices Part 3: Ne6

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Thematic Sacrifices (Ne6)

Episode:
31
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Playing with Double Bishops
20.30

Playing with Double Bishops

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

How to play with a pair of bishops in the endgame?

Episode:
118
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Discussion with Celebrated Chess Coaches: Part 1
13.53

Discussion with Celebrated Chess Coaches: Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Discussions around coaching methods with some celebrated chess coaches.

Episode:
135
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Checkmate & Stalemate
3.59

Checkmate & Stalemate

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

What are the different types of "mates"?

Episode:
11
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Which Rook?
16.14

Which Rook?

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Which rook should go to which open file?

Episode:
102
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Prophylaxis (Advanced)
18.51

Prophylaxis (Advanced)

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Practicing prophylaxis with Grandmasters Aravindh Chithambaram and Karthikeyan Murali.

Episode:
149
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 2
10.00

Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 2

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

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

Episode:
28
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
The Principle of Two Weaknesses
14.57

The Principle of Two Weaknesses

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

What is the principle of two weaknesses?

Episode:
119
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Discussions with Parents : Part 1
13.39

Discussions with Parents : Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Common issues being faced by chess players and their parents.

Episode:
5
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 1
9.09

Discussions with Mental Trainer & A Chess Champ : Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

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

Episode:
68
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Blockade & The Fortress
17.37

Blockade & The Fortress

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

The art of giving up material to create a fortress!

Episode:
109
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Playing with the Isolated Pawn
22.14

Playing with the Isolated Pawn

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Playing with isolated pawn with GM Praggnanandhaa (continued...).

Episode:
142
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Active Defence (Advanced)
27.43

Active Defence (Advanced)

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Blindfolded active defence session with young GMs Karthikeyan Murali and Aravindh Chithambaram.

Episode:
153
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 1
5.51

Discussions with Mental Trainer: Part 1

R B Ramesh
R B Ramesh

Discussions around psychological issues that chess players face.

Episode:
20
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Video on Demand

Professionally edited chess skilling videos from Grandmasters who train the top players in the world.

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Video on Demand Courses

88.56

The Annexation Plan

R B Ramesh

Strategy through examples

61.26

Initiative - GM Thinking (Part 1)

Boris Avrukh

Control the tempo and style of the game!

92.56

To Trade Or Not To Trade

R B Ramesh

How to decide whether to exchange or not?

52.04

Complex Endgames- Rook and Bishop Coordination

Davor Rogic

Rook and Bishop Coordination in a Complex Endgame Situation.

61.58

How to Play against Accelerated Dragons

Krisztian Szabo

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

90.57

Petrosian - The Iron Man

R B Ramesh

Chess lessons from the famed defense of "Iron Tigran"

60.10

Lessons from Magnus Carlsen - Part 3

Krasimir Rusev

Learnings from the games Magnus plays!

119.08

The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 1

Abhijeet Gupta

Learning chess from the games of brilliant Akiba Rubinstein

118.28

The Mastery of Akiba Rubinstein - Part 2

Abhijeet Gupta

Learning chess through illustrative game play of Akiba Rubinstein

66.57

Queens Gambit Accepted - Part 2

Boris Avrukh

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

52.52

Playing against Bishop Pair

Boris Avrukh

How best do we counter the bishop pair advantage?

54.46

Endgame Technique

Boris Avrukh

Endgame strategies explained.

59.10

Mastering Classical Games - Part 1

Farrukh Amonatov

Learning through insights and techniques of the greats

62.35

Understanding Prophylaxis

Michal Krasenkow

Figure out what your opponent is thinking, and take action

19.58

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 1

Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop versus rook endgame key concepts using illustrative examples

89.20

The Almighty Pawns

R B Ramesh

Pawn structure shapes chessboard battles, hiding strategic masterstrokes and vulnerabilities

53.34

Complex Endgames- Queen Against Rook and a Piece

Davor Rogic

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

92.03

The Unsung Pawns

R B Ramesh

How do we create a good pawn structure?

53.34

Complex Rook Endgames- King Activity

Davor Rogic

How to activate king to support passed pawns?

54.51

Understanding Isolated Pawn - Part 2

Konstantin Landa

A pawn without support can be a weakness.

59.21

Judging Positions On Merit - Part 1

Abhijeet Gupta

How to evaluate positions on their merit

58.09

Judging Positions On Merit - Part 3

Abhijeet Gupta

How to evaluate positions on their merit

58.20

Decision Making Techniques in Chess: Part 3

Maxim Turov

Sharpen your strategy and choice-making in chess

57.44

Positional Sacrifices and Tactical Methods (Puzzles)

Michal Krasenkow

Puzzles in positional sacrifice and tactical play

22.13

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 3

Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop vs rook endgame through games greats played

60.51

Decision Making in Rapid & Blitz: Part 2

Alex Yermolinsky

Making informed choices under time constraints!

64.31

Lessons from Magnus Carlsen - Part 2

Krasimir Rusev

Key learnings from the way Magnus plays

59.04

Understanding Prophylaxis - Puzzles

Michal Krasenkow

Puzzles illustrating the art of prophylaxis

59.35

Decision Making Techniques in Chess: Part 2

Maxim Turov

Hone the craft of strategic choices in chess

89.11

The Drawback Destruction

R B Ramesh

Every move reveals hidden weaknesses

86.24

Understanding Weaknesses

R B Ramesh

How to identify and exploit opponent's weaknesses?

53.16

Playing with Bishop Pair

Boris Avrukh

How do we maximise our bishop pair advantage?

62.55

Decision Making in Rapid & Blitz: Part 1

Alex Yermolinsky

Taking good decisions when time is precious!

21.28

Rook and Bishop vs Rook Endgame - Part 2

Krisztian Szabo

Rook and bishop versus rook endgame through illustrative games

66.15

Queens Gambit Accepted - Part 1

Boris Avrukh

Queen's Gambit Accepted, explained

61.06

Positional Sacrifices and Tactical Methods

Michal Krasenkow

a masterclass in positional sacrifice and tactical play

58.19

Opposite Color Bishops

Boris Avrukh

Is position everything? Does material advantage count?

57.20

Judging Positions On Merit - Part 2

Abhijeet Gupta

How to evaluate positions on their merit

75.54

Botvinnik: The Chess Engineer

R B Ramesh

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

58.46

Complex Endgames- Queen and Rook Coordination

Davor Rogic

Rook and Queen Coordination in a Complex Endgame Situation.

Live Camps

Live camps from some of the best trainers around. Paid subscribers get access to recordings and session game files (PGN). Check out our upcoming camps, and subscribe to event calendar to receive alerts.

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Comprehensive Classical Sicilian for Black
Duration: 12 Hours

Comprehensive Classical Sicilian for Black

Boris Avrukh
Boris Avrukh

We dive into the intricacies of the Sicilian Defense in this comprehensive Live course spread over 12 sessions. This is a unique opportunity to learn from GM Boris Avrukh, an Olympiad gold medalist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.

Date & Time (IST):
Aug 22, 2023 7:00 PM
Neo in Chess Academy

Neo in Chess Academy

nurtr
nurtr

Live sessions, video on demand courses from top coaches, including the Chess Dream Room - a structured course designed in collaboration with GM R.B. Ramesh, coach and mentor of GM Praggnandaa and many other chess prodigies. What is included: 1. 4 Neo licenses (for a year)‍ 2. Ability to broadcast Live Sessions within Club 3. 10% OFF for club members (10% referral fee for the Club)

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Endgame Techniques
Duration: 6 Hours

Endgame Techniques

Krisztian	Szabo
Krisztian Szabo

The camp encompasses six sessions, each an hour-long, focusing on endgame strategies from basic studies to complex bishop and queen vs. rook scenarios.

Date & Time (IST):
Bootcamp: Mastering Material Imbalance
20 hours

Bootcamp: Mastering Material Imbalance

Boris Avrukh
Boris Avrukh

Master imbalances, unlock chess mastery

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