Evan's Guide To Forcing Moves

Chess Essentials To Improve Your Tactical Play

Evan's Guide To Forcing Moves In Chess - Course Overview

This Chess University video course by Evan Mathura offers free instruction to beginner level players near 900 Elo level who want to get better. This course provides a thorough introduction to forcing moves and how to use them to improve your play.

Forcing moves help spot tactics, employing them against opponents, and preventing opponents from using tactics themselves. Understanding forcing moves also prevents blunders and will instantly improve the game of anyone who learns them.

The course has been broken up into four video lessons:

Checks: 20 minutes of instruction

Captures: 21 minutes of instruction

Threats: 20 minutes of instruction

Thought Process: 21 minutes of instruction

In addition to the videos, this course also includes an article on finding forcing moves and a worksheet to help solidify understanding.

By studying in this course, beginner players can improve their tactical skill, calculation skill, and improve the chances of finding game-changing forcing moves to win more games. The instruction from this course will also help students improve at defending and counterattacking.

Always remember: “One doesn’t have to play well, it’s enough to play better than your opponent.” – Siegbert Tarrasch

With that said, go ahead and start learning for FREE today!


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Evan Mathura
Evan Mathura

Hi, my name is Evan Mathura. I am passionate about chess and have been playing since I was 5 years old. This passion has led me to become the president of my high school's chess club, and create an organization to donate chess boards to schools and kids, which has impacted over 1000 kids to date. I look forward to sharing this beautiful game with you!


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