Chess Lesson # 5: Practice | Your 1st Chess Game | How to play Chess the right way

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Chess 4 All: 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.

Continue learning the basics of Chess with National Master Robert Ramirez. In this video you will see how your coach plays a game against a Chess program. The objective is to illustrate what your first game will be like. We will try to develop our pieces and attack our opponent’s pieces quickly so that we can get to their king and put him in checkmate. Don’t forget that in Chess, the white pieces team always starts the game!

Check is when one of the kings is in danger. If a piece is attacking its opponent’s king, then that king is in check. It is customary to say “check out loud” to indicate your opponent’s king is in trouble.

Checkmate is when a king is in check and it cannot escape it. In this case, the game is over and the player who delivered checkmate is the winner.

*Kings cannot put themselves in check.

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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:

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. Im learning chess because my crush wants me to play with him.. hopefully this can help

  2. For Basic Beginners….. It's the Best

  3. Hello Coach. Today I watched u playing live. I knew that uninvited me. But sadly I wasn’t online. I was confused. U payed very well. Sad u lost against the player from Egypt. The mate with the knight. Anyways. I hope to see u playing live again🙂

  4. Sir, Is it right to bring my queen after 6 or 7 moves to put pressure to my opponent?

  5. 2:18 I thought you meant your first move has to land on a white piece 😂

  6. I'm 27 and I decided to learn chess and improve my brain. I think your course is the best in the youtube. Good luck for everyone

  7. For beginners playing online games, what time control do you recommend?

  8. What website did you use to play the game?

  9. Thank you sir for such a wonderful playlist. I never saw anyone explain things with such ease. You are my teacher. Love from India.

  10. I am so happy because of your lessons I beated a level 1 robot at chess 2 times!!

  11. Your videos are great! I'm planning to watch all of them. Love them!

  12. which app is this ? this chess app name please

  13. Thank you sir for the explanation !

  14. For the last move, could you have also checkmated and won if you move the rook g6 to g1?

  15. Thanks a lot for your amazing explanation for the lesson. But, i faced a problem that is how can i have some exercices and puzzles for free to remember these tricks? Because it's clear for us that exercising is an important part to learn chess.
    My greetings from Tunisia 😊
    I wish that you reply soon

  16. I was so excited to learn this game and can’t wait to play my first game against someone or computer to begin with

  17. my boy playing against stickfish on lesson #5

  18. the ads on you channel are soooo long, two ads that make 26 seconds and cant be skipped????

  19. But before you checkmate it will be stalemate 'cause that's your opponent move

  20. If we have two option weather run or protect which of the two will bi right? Plz reply

  21. Great tutorial.
    I have never seen such a great and detailed tutorial about a chess game.

    Love from india 🚩🇮🇳

  22. C means capture
    P protect
    What does r mean

  23. Wow… that computer sure seemed to be fast at giving away material. Like the engine was focusing on producing blunders for the human player to take advantage of, according to the skill level it was trying to represent.

  24. Cant thank the algorithm and you enough for this video and playlist THIS IS LITERAL GOLD TYSM!!

  25. After only 5 lessons of yours, i won 4 games in a row, you're good teacher ❤️

  26. The audio is really low in this one can't hear properly even with earphones

  27. Pooooh I was very expert in the beginning but now already dumb 😢😮

  28. Thank you Sir for this wonderful class 😊

  29. It doesn’t matter if you are white or black i am not talking about chess pieces here❤️

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