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.
Don’t let your limited knowledge of chess theory stop your progress!
An in-depth study of the chess lessons below will provide you with the essential chess theory you need to become a much stronger chess player.
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
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.