Chess lesson # 10: Board vision | Exercises to stop making beginner mistakes | Chess the right way

Chess 4 All: Improving your vision of the board is a must if you want stop making basic mistakes when playing a Chess game. It is common to see novice and even more experienced players move a piece to a square that is not safe or miss a capture they had simply because they did not see such a move. The exercises presented in this video are proven to help immensely if done the right way. A few 30-minute sessions could save you week of playing games.

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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. you are an amazing teacher thank you

  2. I wish to complete your tutorial and practise as much as possible , then I wish to play with you Robert ! Are you ok with that ? It will be great pleasure to challenge the teacher ! 😁

  3. Don't see much point to the initial counting of possible moves. Surely more useful to look at opposition pieces that are unprotected and if and how that can be exploited , and also at any such weaknesses in one's own position that one needs to protect.

  4. I get stuck thinking about the reason in your first example. In your first example, move the first pawn 2 steps until it blocks the white pawn. Then you only take 1 step for the third pawn while he can make another move? I also don't see a piece that ensures that it is captured? Can you explain why it is 1 step for the 3rd pawn? I really appreciate the video Robert!

  5. why are the pawns only moving twice though

  6. Nice way to practice by visualising the number of moves. Nice vedio

  7. Finally found a good course thanks a lot for your effort to make chess again interesting to me ❤❤❤ from india

  8. Must count total or only noting the positions're enough?

  9. I didn't even know how you suddenly saw my blind spot then pointed it out, but thanks man

  10. I am going to do these exercises for a week and comeback and let you all know

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