Chess Level 2

Course code: ABC947
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Take on a new challenge within the exciting world of chess!

  • Understand how to read and appreciate the huge literature of chess
  • Learn the rules and how the pieces move
  • Know how to start a game with a good opening
  • Describe the principles and fundamentals of chess
  • Recognise what is meant by checkmate and stalemate
  • Explain stalemate and other drawn positions
  • Understand the basic middlegame strategy
  • Learn how to play simple endgames
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course Overview

This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by post or email making it simple and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you a full years worth of support and advice to help get you through your course!

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 60 hours.

Course Outcome

Chess Level 2.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor marked assignments.

Course Content
  • History and literature of chess
  • Recording the game for improvement
  • Chess diagrams and figurine
  • Read and write algebraic notation
  • The King and Queen pieces
  • The Minor Pieces – Knights and Bishops pieces
  • The Rooks
  • The Pawns
  • Develop your pieces to safe squares
  • Importance of time in chess
  • Winning and losing in the opening
  • Prepare for the middlegame by choosing a logical plan
  • Plan based on sound principles
  • Explain waiting moves and why Pawns can’t move backwards
  • Tactics and combinations there are
  • Preparing for the endgame by choosing a logical plan
  • Checkmate with a King and Queen vs a King
  • Checkmate with a King and Rook vs a King
  • Checkmate with a King and two Rooks vs a King
  • Checkmate with a Bishop and Knight vs a King
  • Importance of local clubs and how to find a local chess club
  • Role of the National organising bodies by explaining their importance to the chess community
  • Chess tournaments and how to compete in them
  • Compare online resources
  • Advantages and disadvantages of playing online