Chess lesson # 20: Watch your coach play Chess as he explains every move | Learn Chess the right way

Chess 4 All: It is time to review everything we have learned so far and put it in practice. National master Robert Ramirez plays a couple games and explains every move as he goes.That way, you can understand how he approaches the game. Ideally you would be the one playing and then your coach reviews your games with you in order to provide some feedback and together look for ways to improve your game. However, given the nature of these lessons, this is the best we can do!

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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. Why didn't you react when the C2 pawn is under attack ?

  2. 3:20 when you defend against the knight attack with Nc3, wouldn't instead Ng5 be a good oportunity to fork queen and rook because bishop is covering f7 too?

  3. The second games was awesome! You could feel the frustration and revenge playing in the opponent! Chess always looks so easy when played by a pro!

  4. Sir if i may suggest , i think at 7:10 the light squared bishop should have moved to g5 attacking the black queen … Black queen didnt have enough squares to move and if it takes your bishop , your queen could simply take Rook on a8 gving a check too . 🙂

  5. Chess Lesson #20 : DoneLearned a lot just from those two matches

  6. Watching good players play chess and explaining their reasoning is so helpful! Thanks for this.

    Just a quick tip or request if you do these videos more: sometimes you are thinking about something, but you're not explaining why. Then you come to a conclusion and make the move, and explain the move, but I feel like there are considerations you were going through whilst thinking that you didn't share. Maybe just think out loud?

  7. I love this video! Do more games videos!!!

  8. I’m wondering if Bg5 instead of Be3 is better?

  9. Thank you for the whole series. Plus it would be nice to see more 5 min matches with BETTER opponents where you explain your thinking process. Ranking 1500 or something like that. It could teach us a lot 😎

  10. Sir at 11:09 when you give checkmate by queen why cannot king move to e8

  11. At 12:56 what would be your opponent's best move? Re1 or something else?

  12. You mentioned that this video shows nothing new, but I think watching you playing and justifying the moves, bring a lot of resources for our side…

  13. Robert, I have a question for you, which book you could recommend (for super beginners), more related about the thinking about the game, targets, mind set, how to be creative in the game, not just memorizing techniques or openings with odd names…I play guitar, and the part of I like of that subject is the improvisation, where you create, not copying others…of course, I don't want to reinvent the wheel in chess, but I am looking for something more, inspirational, any suggestion will be very welcome…and thank you for your work, this series are really excellent !!!

  14. I am really improving in chess, your teaching method is simple that's why I get it so easily, thanks a lot for making this kind contents.

  15. That's the reason I almost never play humans, engines would never give up a queen like that. Robert here's my question. Is it a good training playing against strong engines?

  16. please please please do more "coach plays chess" videos
    i really learned a lot from this one video alone…..
    it will also give ways to proceed when opponent uses different opening…
    because many times when my opponent uses some gambit type openings then i can no longer follow my usual opening…
    this was the best lesson in the series so far😁😁

  17. I have been watching endless chess videos since September. Your chess course videos have helped me learn way more than anything else! You are a great teacher. Very structured and clear in teaching the principles in a sequential manner. Thank you!!

  18. Thanks Robert. I’ve been looking for instructive games just like this. Other streamers show live games but don’t take the time to explain the reasons for making each move like you do. Love your videos keep them coming!!

  19. crossed 800 !! current rating "817" (blunders+mistakes+inaccuracies) are happening avg in single digits combined.

    when i stop stressing upon different opening and just play the very basic e4 and just find the best response from then on after basic central control development , it becomes a lot easier. will learn openings after 1000 rating,gotta work on the analysis part.

    thanks a lot , really loving the structured content .

  20. Best chess channel for beginners like me, thank you

  21. not even a quarter of the way through this series

  22. sir you could have give check by Qe4 preventing him to castle …. or might be you have any other plans .. at 5:05

  23. I completed 20 video…. And I again started from 1 for good base

  24. Great analyses Mr Ramirez. U flow like water and sting like a bee 👍

  25. Blacks knight went from g8-f6-g4-e5-c6-d4-c2 to capture one pawn in the end and all that while his bishop on f8 never moved and his king never castled. Thats why one should't move the same piece multiple times in the opening unless there is a very good reasoning

  26. Hii can i pls know which website you are using for teaching like u are able to move and mark aroows right can i pls know which website u r using for it and your lessons are awesome i am starting to learn a lot in chess

  27. sir, make a whole video describing the mental processes that we should go through while playing and also what should be our mindset …………..plz !

  28. 15:28
    You could have done one move mate( there are 2 such moves)
    Btw thanks for all these videos 😄

  29. I know it's a late start, but I've just recently begun this series and am loving it so far! I just wanted to point out that at 8:11 you actually have four pieces attacking the d5 pawn. Your queen also sees it! (I know that you know this, just thought it would help other beginners). Thanks for the great content!

  30. Does Castling ever backfire? because then king may not have much room to escape if the opponent attacks as a battery

  31. 15:26 Correct me if I'm wrong but I think a checkmate is possible by simply attacking with the queen (which is protected by the rook)

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