Chess lesson # 11: Checkmates in 1 move – typical patterns you must know | Chess Tactics |

Chess 4 All: It is time to start mastering the art of attacking your opponent’s king. After all, that’s how we win a Chess game. In this class, you will learn the typical 1-move checkmate patterns. If you practice enough, you will be able to detect any mate in one move that presents in your games or even better…you will be able to fabricate them.

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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.

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. Awesome lesson/primer for getting back into the game. Robert for some background I havent played seriously for 20 years because of other "distractions". My goal is to exceed my unofficial rating of 1650 that I had years ago at the THEN top of my game. Your videos are providing the necessary thought processes I need to get back into the "Fight" so to speak my friend. I appreciate that you are offering these "Jewels" of wisdom for free. I am convinced you are NOT a human being. More like an Angel. Thank you so much my friend!!!!!! Continuing on with your training. Long live my King!!!!! LOL!!!!!

  2. i am the 1600th like :D, anyways very informative and useful video, thank you

  3. Chess Lesson #11: Done

    Also this lesson was super fun.

  4. Thanks for making these free. Just stumbled on these recently

  5. Nice video I have hard time finishing off the game so this is a good pratice.

  6. Hi! At 13:48 Can we put the white knight on e3 and deliver checkmate?

  7. Best instructor I’ve found. Your lessons are adding to my knowledge and confidence. Thank you!!

  8. I use to play chess when I was a child. I liked it but couldn't pursue it. I want to become a pro now I am no longer in touch with the game. Can I become a pro if I start now I am 22 year old as of now 🤔

  9. Hi a question about the puzzle at 5:10 – would it be correct to say that if the bishop moves to any other square than d4 then it is a stalemate?

  10. I'm really enjoying this. Thanks a lot for the hard work❤️❤️

  11. In the 13:30 Scenario, I think King to E2 would be better? idk maybe? lmk

  12. This series is the best recorded in history! I desparately wanted to learn chess, and you came along. Kaboom. Now I can draw with my dad!

  13. Awesome tricks and teaching method. Thank you so much for uploading this wonderful chess series

  14. Thanks For this free course Improvement is going on !!!

  15. 6:16 isnt queen f7 checkmate i guess it is

  16. Bro you and hanging pawns are just incredible chess coaches on YouTube

  17. Pls recommend some training books for player between 1400 – 1600
    It'll be very helpful
    And also make a video on how to read and get the most out of out of them

  18. I got them right but I am not able to think this while in game because there are much more pieces idk if I am just making excuses or something pls help

  19. It took a little time but found them all💪

  20. Isn't the pattern 5:36 already in checkmate without the knight being moved ??🤔🤔

  21. Awesome explanation 👏. Thank you sir !

  22. I love acronyms and I heard you use the acronym CPR in the video. It really helps me organize my calculating, so this one is really helpful in key situations!

  23. Will I be able to beat CPU after going through this series sir?

  24. Here i am devouring this masterpiece content ❤️.

  25. Very nice exercises for today’s class. Thank you

  26. I always loved chess. However Iife, responsibilities and lack of interested people influenced my decision to stop thirty years ago.

    Your videos have stimulated my interest!

    I am deprogramming myself by selecting you to be my educator.

    Thank you for all you have provided! You really are the catalyst that has firmly renewed my interest.

    My goal is to be knowledgeable, a solid player and in four years be rated 2000.

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