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. You are a good and well trained teacher Robert .🌷🙏👌

  2. i have been faced lots of challenge but finally found you .thank you for help .

  3. Too good exercises. I think my are skill improved. Thanks for free lessons ❤❤

  4. Thanks dude you taught how to play like a pro

  5. at 14:08 you forgot to mention pawn at g2 helping to protect the knight on f3 otherwise king could capture knight while running away

  6. I cant tell how immensely helpful ur videos have helped me.

    I was an intermediate level but i decided start from lesson one and i tell u. Really helpful.

  7. I am sorry but there is something bothering me. In the last position he talked about there was a knight that can kill the bishop which makes this situation NOT a checkmate. If anyone can explain to me or agree with me cause this is driving me crazy 🤔😬

  8. Thanks for putting in the effort 🙏 very good exercise

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