Level 2 - Intermediate Course

You already beat beginners easily but defeating better chess players proves a hard nut to crack? You can develop your knowledge further here. You strength may reach 1600 Rating points if you take it.

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The hinterland has to be paid attention to but several players forget about it. Prevent or make use of this typical mistake.
1. The Weakness of the Back Rank
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No mate can be given without attacking. Learn the major rules.
2. Principles of Attacking 1
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Learn further secrets about attacking. Surprise your opponent with them.
3. Principles of Attacking 2
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A king in the middle of a battlefield? Fiiiire!
4. The King Left in the Center
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Castles in the firing line. Whose troops will break through first?
5. Castling to Opposite Sides
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You already know that the pieces have to be developed in the opening. Be quicker and make use of the advantage.
6. Development Advantage
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The defense is vulnerable, especially if some stable points are destroyed. We help you to find these.
7. Elimination of the Defense
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Control the majority of the chessboard and the victory is nearly guaranteed. But why?
8. Space Advantage
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Be a real war lord and keep placing your troops to the best position.
9. Positioning the Pieces
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Find your opponent's weak squares and launch a winning attack.
10. Weak Squares
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Pawns are strong in a group but weak alone. But how can it be exploited?
11. Pawn Weaknesses
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Surprise your opponent. Your bishop can strike from a distance in the middlegame if you know how to do so.
12. The Bishops in the Middlegame
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A knight can do unexpected things in the middlegame. Learn some surprising tricks.
13. The Knights in the Middlegame
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Advanced pawns may soon be promoted. But even in the middlegame? This will be really interesting.
14. A Passed Pawn in the Middlegame
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Rooks to the open file. - shouted the general, and he was right. Do you know why?
15. The Rooks in the Middlegame
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The queen is a dangerous mate giving piece even in the middlegame. Or is she bound hand and foot sometimes?
16. The Queen in the Middlegame
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A clever exchange may win the whole war. But which exchange is a good one?
17. Exchanging Pieces
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How should we fight if we cannot break through in the middle of the board? There is the method for this. Are you interested?
18. Closed Centers
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If everything is open, we can attack freely... just like our opponent. It will be a good battle.
19. Open Centers
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Obstacles in the battlefield; dodge them or use them as a cover.
20. Fixed Centers
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A pawn march in the middle is a dangerous thing. Get to know this effective attacking possibility.
21. Mobile Centers
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I have a winning position, ... or not? The correct evaluation of the position shows you the right direction how to continue the game.
22. Evaluating the Position
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The precondition of a winning battle is a good stratagem. Can you also make plans like this?
23. Planning
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Ruin your opponent's best plans with an unexpected move. You are eager to know how, are you not?
24. Unexpected Moves
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There is no perpetual-motion machine. Except for chess. Do you believe it?
25. Giving Perpetual Check
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Even the best piece should not be overburdened with tasks, because it may collapse easily. Let's see how.
26. Overloaded Pieces
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Make the way free for your pieces and win the game. Learn about the possibility of clearance.
27. The Clearance
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You need not find out everything again. Discover some openings, where you cannot be surprised.
28. Opening Preparation
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Endgames are often decided by a promotion. An advanced pawn is always highly dangerous.
29. Passed Pawns in the Endgame
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The situation may be difficult in the endgame with even two pawns. Finding your way about in positions like this is well worth it.
30. Advanced Pawn Endgames 1
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Get to know even more tips and tricks in endgames with several pawns.
31. Advanced Pawn Endgames 2
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The fight between rooks and pawns is always really exciting. Be the winner of these situations.
32. Advanced Rook Endgames
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Can a queen always win against weaker pieces? Of course not.
33. Advanced Queen Endgames
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This is a difficult thing, even experienced chess players cannot always manage. We show you the most simple way.
34. Mate by a Bishop and a Knight
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Several players think there are no surprises in the endgame. This lesson is for them...
35. Endgame Tactics
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In addition to your opponent's pieces time will also work against you but we do think that you will be able to cope with the tasks.
36. Intermediate Course - Achievement Test
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