Chess Lesson # 1: The Chess pieces and the board | How to play Chess the right way

Chess 4 All: Learn how to play Chess the right way from beginner to master level. National Master Robert Ramirez will take you up the pyramid by following a proven Chess training program he has been improving and implementing for over 10 years.

In this Chess lesson, you will learn the basics of the game of Chess. Chess is an intellectual sport where players will use their skills to put their opponent’s king in checkmate. Learn Chess the way I learned and the way I teach all of my students. 

00:48 What is the Chess board?
The battle field where the Chess pieces move. It has:- 64 squares: half are light squares and half are dark- Files, ranks and diagonals

02:20 What are the Chess pieces?
– Rooks- Knights- Bishops- Queen- King- Pawns

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Benefits of Playing Chess:
​- Promotes brain growth
– Increases problem-solving skills
– It exercises both sides of the brain
– Raises your IQ
– Sparks your creativity
– Teaches planning and foresight
– Teaches patience and concentration
– Optimizes memory improvement
– Improves recovery from stroke or disability
– Helps treat ADHD

Chess is an intellectual battle where players are exposed to numerous mental processes such as analysis, attention to detail, synthesis, concentration, planning and foresight. Psychological factors are also present on and off the board; playing Chess stimulates our imagination and creativity. Every single move a player makes is the result of a deep analysis based on the elements presented on the battle field.

Chess in its essence teaches us psychological, sociological and even moral values. In a Chess game, both players start with the same amount of material and time. The fact that the white pieces move first is considered to be practically irrelevant —especially because a player typically plays one game as white and one game as black. Consequently, the final result of the battle solely depends on each player. It doesn’t matter if you win by taking advantage of your opponent’s mistakes or by simply avoiding mistakes yourself. Truth is that Chess is an extremely individual sport and our defeats can only be blamed on ourselves and no one else. And this, in the end, only benefits us because we learn to be and feel responsible for our actions and never come up with excuses to justify ourselves.

We also learn that when it comes to our victories on the board, our opponent’s mistakes play a more significant role than our own skills. Let’s not forget that a Chess game without any mistakes would be a draw. This way, Chess provides us with another valuable life lesson: be humble at all times.

About National Master Robert Ramirez:

With an outstanding background as a professional Chess player and over 8 years of teaching experience, Robert Ramirez brings both his passion and his expertise to the board, helping you believe & achieve!

Robert Ramirez was introduced to the fascinating world of Chess when he was 5 years old and has participated in prestigious tournaments such as the World Open Chess Tournament and the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Championships. Thanks to his performance, he has earned his National Master title from the United States Chess Federation.

Currently, NM Ramirez and his carefully selected team teach at several private schools in the counties of Miami-Dade and Broward and they also offers private lessons. He says the key to their success as Chess coaches is their ability to adapt to every student and to make lessons fun and interesting for students and even their family members.


  1. Chess is such a beautiful game. I'm so bad, I feel like I distract from the beauty. So after trying to tread water and not succeeding, I'm coming back to my favorite video instructor and taking it one lesson at a time. Thanks for putting so much work into this channel.

  2. Your gonna be my teacher starting from this video. And you better make me win my school chess competition. I'm counting on your lessons

  3. Is the age of 24 too late for reaching an Elo of 2000?

  4. Every chess master was once a beginner. So am I. Thanks for the tutorial covering the basics of chess.

  5. Hey Sir.. I just wanted to ask, have you made any course on Visualisation!!
    Btw I've just found your channel and I'll strictly follow whatever you teach me !! I really want to master in Chess 🙂

  6. Starting with 800 elo,,lets see where it takes me to

  7. Bro can I beat magnus after watching ur lesson???

  8. Thank you very much , great explanation, I understood everything 😊

  9. thanks teacher for this video🙏
    love from india🙏

  10. Notes for:

    "Chess Lesson # 1: The Chess pieces and the board | How to play Chess the right way":

    Objective: Chess is a battle between 2 teams. The light pieces team and dark pieces team. The goal of each team is to “checkmate” the opponent’s king.

    Ranks: rows (1-8)

    Files: columns (a-h)

    Diagonals: Diagonals

    Chess Pieces (left-to-right, bottom-to-top):







  11. I am still learning so I hope I can learn a lot from you love from me

  12. Legends say he's still liking Comments.

    Btw thx for giving us your time by replying to our questions 🙏

  13. Thanks a lot!! This is probably the best chess learning playlist on YouTube. Simply amazing. Now, I feel I can master chess, though I am a beginner. ❤

  14. Hey,i came here just after seeing Magnus playing against 3 players at the same time with blind eyes so I got motivated 😂

  15. Well, Coach and Master Robert. I hereby declare that i'm going to watch all of the playlist. Or at least watch and practice and improve and keep watching. I hope that you acknowledge my insatiable desire to become good at this lovely masterpiece game.
    (Don't forget my name, i will usually be round the corner) I will update you with my improvement. I know how the pieces move but i'm gonna follow this systemic course and take my notes. ( I will be coming to you with questions 😅) I hope you continue helping us! And thank you.

  16. Never knew about the bottom right square needing to be light squared !

  17. I just know the different roles of pieces , i do watch other pros playing but i dont understand anything , so in order to know i just want to play a basic chess

  18. Going to watch atleast one video a day! Looking to get back into chess. Wish me luck hahaa 🙂

  19. Finished Lecture 1! Great way to recall the basics of the game 🙂

  20. The easiest way that I found to set up the chess pieces is to first pick up the king and queen and place them on the d & e squares making sure the queen goes on its same color square. Then pick up both bishops one in each hand and set them down next to the king and queen (c and f). Then pick up the two knights and place them down accordingly. And finally place the rooks in the corners. Now just place the pawns on the second rank. But you can save some time and set up the board even faster by instead of picking up one piece in each hand, you pick up a piece with a pawn in each hand while doing the basic setup steps. Now instead of just putting the king and queen on their squares, you are actually placing a king down with a pawn in front of it and a queen down with a pawn in front of it. Once you start doing it this way, you'll never go back.

  21. Are you from New Mexico and if you are which part of the 505

  22. Thank you for such an amazing series(FREE)

  23. in our language, we call them
    rook: boat
    knight: horse
    bishop: elephant
    queen: minister
    king: king
    pawn: soldier

  24. My son is watching your videos.

  25. You have the best channel for Chess on YouTube. I have learnt more in the few video I have watched than the many videos of other YouTubers. Just wanted to say thank you.

  26. Thank you in advance for this playlist of lessons. I got a lot of videos to go through.😃

  27. My friend told me about your channel. I’m in. Subscribed!

  28. Coach i want to learn chess in master level thanks

  29. ❤❤❤❤heart is ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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