Chess lesson # 21: Chess tactics | Let’s practice and review | Learn how to play Chess the right way

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Chess 4 All: Chess tactics represent the most important component of a player’s preparation. In this class, we are going to practice the themes we have already learned to make sure we understand them and get more familiar with the pattern. We will be practicing mate in 1, forks / double attacks, pins, skewers and more.

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My Book Recommendations:
First tactics book:
Mixed tactics book:
Advanced tactics book:
Advanced tactics book (II):
Carlsen’s book (excellent):
Kramnik’s book (excellent):
Pirc Defense book:
Endgames book:

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.

48 Comments

  1. We finally have a strong and well organized opening course for White and one for Black. With these and the FREE beginner to master level playlist from this YouTube channel, it’s all about consistency over an extended period of time 😎💪 ⬇Course on Black Opening (Counterblow) https://www.chessable.com/ramirezCourse on White Opening (First Strike) https://www.chessable.com/firststrikeFree Playlist (beginner to master level) https://rb.gy/hw61wtAll the Endgame Knowledge I have https://rb.gy/zels9yAll the Strategy Knowledge I have https://rb.gy/g1iqro

  2. After learning from you like 3-4 days even if my rating is 600 now as I'm new, the game review showing me 1000+ rating after the game is over.

  3. how do you draw those yellow arrows ???

  4. You made me to love the chess currently I am playing about 6-8 hours a day

  5. hi Robert it is Zola can you make new videos

  6. can't afford subscription… lichess is pretty good tho

  7. i would be very happy if you make more and more classes on tactics….cuz chess is all about tactics

  8. I’m getting better at identifying the mate in 1 or 2 moves patterns. 😌💪🏾

  9. For new players: @4:40 is called a "Family Fork" – Rook, King and Queen.

  10. I like these exercises. I been practicing on lichess

  11. Is there anyway to do puzzles for free?

  12. Sir please do more of these videos because I (and probably many other) don't have premium account on chess.com, so after 3 puzzles, we aren't allowed to play more.
    Please do consider this!
    Thank you sir

  13. 😥 playing since 1 mnth … addicted to it ….now my studying is affected 😂but somehow i am managing…
    Sir's evans Gambit helps me a lot and i had increased rank from 300 to 490 in(chess com) 2 day….but rating 500 players knew about it 😯…and it is being hard 🤔then i realised to learn some knew tactics…well in lichesscom i am beating efficiently .and ranked to 980.😃..sir,s videos helps a lot …and i am late but knot too late ❤️❤️❤️love u sir…

  14. Slowly but surely I’m developing. Thanks to my teacher

  15. Sir Will Playing Solo Chess Improve My Skills?
    Please Answer…

  16. Gosh, you've made chess so easy to understand that even though I used to shy away from the game because I thought I wasn't capable of improving, I play it whenever I have the time to, and have improved significantly over the past few months. Thank you, sir.

  17. Thank you, Sir! I've never understood Chess in my life but you made it so simple for me to understand! God bless you, Sir

  18. Thank you for having uploaded all these ufesul videos. I'm trying to learn the game and get better at it because I'm tired of losing to my family and friends! Your explanations are very clear and helpful. It is very kind of you to explain so much and upload free lessons on YouTube. I'll definetly continue watching your content. Thank you so much, and have a great day!

  19. Excellent explanations… I'm grateful for this YouTube channel

  20. when i click on puzzles it don't open the window which let us practicing 😕 maybe the app made an update .
    So what should i do
    Please answer as soon as you can

  21. Loving the series! I started playing chess 2 years ago and I wish I knew about these videos. The most helpful video so far for me has been the queen and king checkmate. The 'knight jump' pattern is so easy to follow. In a game with less than 10 seconds left, I promoted a passed pawn and pushed his king to the corner using only the queen. Even though he lost on time, I knew exactly what to do and I was ready to bring the king to deliver mate. It felt so good to apply the technique I learned and win a game confidently!💪

  22. with a free account you can only do 1-2 puzzles a day (which is essentially 2-3 seconds of play per day). That's insulting. It is essentially a preview, not a free account. The daily limit should be a bit higher. I'm sorry that you're promoting such an aggressive sales tactic.

  23. Thanks for these lessons Rob! Super easy and accessible. Only on lesson 21 out of what looks like nearly 300 so im grateful!

  24. My intention today is to pass the probation time and success at work.

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