Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 1

Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 1

NM Coach-Bill
Nov 3, 2014, 6:11 PM |

I've been touting how to become a chess master it for 2.5 years on YouTube, summarized in 37 minutes. There are many ways players become chess masters, I teach how I did it. Best part, it's all for free!


My YouTube channel is here, look for my Free Video lessons playlist and get started!

However, a lot of people prefer a coach to guide them and I currently carry over 30 happy recurring students. Each lesson I have given has a private video for only my student and myself, so I can't repost those. However, I can cull from the countless private videos I have made and assist those who are following my free program to reach their goals.

This game was played by a student of mine, she's young, and rated just over 900 USCF. I have given her 25 lessons so far, and this was from our most recent. I'm not going to share all of the game this time, I'll update the position in the next blog of this series because there is quite a bit of instructional value in this game. It swings back and forth, with both sides attacking and missing stronger moves. It was played on at a time control of 15 1, so naturally, mistakes are going to occur. Your improvement will flow naturally if I give a few hints, and a little quiz, which I will answer next time.

In this game, Black blunders away two pawns in the opening, but sets up a position with a pair of Bishops kind of pointing at White's casteld King. One is blocked in.


So, my quiz today is a simple one. 11.e5 isn't a bad move, but what could go wrong with it? Can White develop the Queen's Bishop on c1 instead and give up the pawn on b2? Post your answers, I'll reply when I make my next part to this series.


I am going to integrate a lot of higher level thinking skills which I believe are duplicatable, by you! My students tell me my explanations are short, simple, to the point, and they learn from them!


Back soon with part 2.....