We are living in challenging times.
To support you through these difficult times, I will start streaming free, interactive, chess lessons on my YouTube channel.
The content of the lessons will be Step 4 of the Chess Steps Method. For more background on this method, please read my blog: https://www.chess.com/blog/HanSchut/the-steps-method-for-learning-and-teaching-chess
The official website (https://www.chess-steps.com/books-step-4.php) states that this Step is for players up to USCF 1750.
My teaching experience with this Step has been primarily at the 1000-1500 USCF rating range.
The lessons are for adults and kids.
The first lesson will be about: Elimination of Defence - Interfering
The set-up of each lesson will be:
- Game analysis
In the first lesson I will analyze the game between Benjamin and Michael from the Sarasota February Tournament .
The lessons are interactive and I need active participation in the chat for the lessons to work.
The Steps method learns you to See (evaluate the position) and Analyze (calculate variations).
I can only teach that by asking the students a lot of questions.
To support active participation, I will award each lesson a 1-month Chess.com Diamond Membership to a student in my lesson.
The chess.com Diamond Membership will get you unlimited access to all the features of chess.com including video’s, lessons, puzzle rush and game analysis.
Date: Wednesday April 15
Time: 4 pm EST (i.e. after the Carlsen – Firouzja chess24 banter blitz final starting at 1 pm)
Where: Han Schut Youtube channel (https://youtu.be/yZvrHDfx_iA)
The full curriculum of the program:
- Opening advantage
- Thinking ahead
- The pin: luring
- The passed pawn
- Eliminating the defence
- The magnet
- Weak pawns
- Material advantage
- Chasing and targeting
- Attacking the king
- Seventh rank
- Endgame strategy
- Queen against pawn
I hope you join and we can have a fun learning experience together.