Note: If you are fairly new to chess, then check out my free chess course for beginners.
This free online chess course is aimed at the late-beginner to intermediate level chess players. The course will help you understand the fundamentals of chess strategy.
An in-depth study of the chess lessons below will provide you with the essential knowledge you need to become a much stronger chess player.
The “7-Skills” Chess Training Model
Here’s a summary of the 7 fundamental chess skills you should focus your training on.
The Free Chess Course for Intermediate Players
- Introduction to the free chess course – chessfox.com
- Why understanding the objectives in chess is so important
- Introduction to the 5 main objectives of a chess game
- Objectives in Chess: Material Advantage
- How to use a material advantage in chess
- How to use a local majority of force to create a material advantage
- 6 Ways to achieve a material advantage in chess
- How to play in chess positions that feature material imbalances
- Objectives in Chess: Piece-activity and development
- The importance of coordination in piece-development
- Piece-development: How to give useful roles to your pieces
- Chess Openings: Which pieces should be developed first?
- Chess Strategies: Accumulating small advantages in development
- 5 Ways to achieve your development objective in chess
- The Pawns: Their strengths and weaknesses
- The Knights: Their strengths and weaknesses
- The Bishops: Their strengths and weaknesses
- The Rooks: Their strengths and weaknesses
- The Queen: Her strengths and weaknesses
- The King: His strengths and weaknesses
- Objectives in Chess: Control the Centre
- How to measure center-control in chess
- The advantages of centralizing your chess pieces
- 5 Ways to increase your control over the centre
- Objectives in Chess: Keep the king safe
- 5 Ways to achieve your king-safety objective in chess
- Objectives in Chess: Keep a strong pawn-structure
- Why a strong pawn-structure is a valuable asset
- 5 Ways to achieve your pawn-structure objectives
- How to evaluate a chess position
- How to evaluate progress in the material objective
- How to evaluate progress in the development objective
- How to evaluate progress in the center-control objective
- How to evaluate progress in the king-safety objective
- How to evaluate progress in the pawn-structure objective
- The role of intuition in evaluating a chess position
- The idea of compensation in evaluating a chess position
- Example of the complete chess evaluation process
Get your copy of the 7 skills training model
Download this helpful summary of the important skills you need to train!
If you completed all the lessons in this free chess course, and if you have not done so yet, I highly recommend you do the 10-Day Chess Challenge. It is a great way to further improve your calculation and evaluation skill.