Beginners Class

Topics covered in Week 1

How the Pieces Move

Captures

 Piece Values

 Controlling the Centre 

Topics covered in Week 2

Defended Pieces

Undefended Pieces 

King Safety

Castling

Topics covered in Week 3

 Favourable Exchanges

  Development 

Topics covered in Week 4

 3 Ways out of Check

Checkmate

Open Files

Topics covered in Week 5

Stalemate

 Ways to Draw 

 En Passant 

Topics covered in Week 6

Straight Line Checkmates

Mate with 2 Queens

Topics covered in Week 7

Adjacent Queen Checkmates

The 4 move Checkmate

Mate with 1 Queen