Learn to Play Chess with a World Champion – Viswanathan Anand
Want to learn to play chess?
How about learning from one of the best players of all time, the 15th undisputed Chess World Champion, Viswanathan Anand?
Vishy Anand demonstrates everything from how to set up the board, to how the pieces move and capture and how to checkmate your opponent in this 2+h course.
The former World Chess Champion explains advanced rules such as pawn promotion, en passant captures, and castling, in his thorough and patient style.
He also presents some exercises at the end of the course to test your newly-acquired knowledge, so that you will be able to start playing with confidence right away.
About the Author:
Viswanathan Anand (Vishy Anand) was the FIDE World Chess Champion during the years of 2000-2002 and also 2007-2013.
He is the only player who has been able to win the world championship via the knockout tournament system, round-robin and match.
He’s also a former #1 in the FIDE rating list, with a peak rating of 2820, which puts him in an exclusive club as one of the highest-rated players of all time.
Here are just some of Vishy’s most notable accomplishments:
- FIDE World Champion 2000-2002
- 15th undisputed World Champion 2007-2013
- World Junior Champion 1987
- Indian National Champion 1986, 1987 & 1988
- Interzonals: 1990, 1993 (FIDE), 1993 (PCA)
- Candidate in 1991, 1994 (FIDE), 1995 (PCA), 2014 & 2016
- Won the World Championship Knockout Tournament 2000
- World Championship Challenger 1995 (vs Kasparov), 1998 (vs Karpov), 2014 (vs Carlsen)
Is this course for me?
If you are interested in learning how to play chess, there’s no better person to teach you than one of the best players of all times, GM Viswanathan Anand.
Anand will first walk you through the introduction on how to play chess. He will teach you everything you need to know to get started. Then he will teach you about the chessboard, its coordinates and the different types of notation systems.
Next, he will walk you through how each piece can move, before tackling other important concepts like pawn promotion, en passant, check, and checkmate.
This course will help you understand the basic concepts and principles of chess.
Enjoy your lesson with the Former World Champion!
2 hours 20 minutes
- The board
- The rook
- The bishop
- The queen
- The knight
- The Pawn
- Pawn promotion
- En passant
- The king
- What is “check”?
- Mates in the opening
- Mate with the queen
- Basic tactics
- Basic pawn endings
- The value of the pieces
- More exercises