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Prioritizing Forcing Moves - Free Video Lesson

Chess University presents a free video lesson from Ryan Murphy titled: "Prioritizing Forcing Moves." This video is suitable for beginner and intermediate players. Want to learn more from Coach Ryan? Check out all his courses here: https://www.chessvl.com/courses/author/197621

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Navigating Cramped Positions Chess Class - Sept 8th @ 12 PM Pacific (PDT)

Navigating Cramped Positions Chess Class - Sept 8th @ 12 PM Pacific (PDT) Tired of dealing with cramped positions? Learn how to strategically navigate cramped positions in our "Navigating Cramped Positions" live class with FM Dalton Perrine! Register now to save $5. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP...

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Rook Endgame Strategy Live Seminar - Sept 7th

Hello Chess Players! Learn essentials of rook endgame strategy next weekend through our "Rook Endgame Strategy" live seminar with FM Arne Jochens! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW This live class is scheduled for Saturday, September 7th from 12:00-1:30 PM Pacific Time and aimed at beginner and...

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Student Game Analysis Samples

One of the best ways to improve at chess is by getting personalized feedback on games you've played. You can now get your games personally analyzed and annotated by Chess University's premier coaches. Wondering how our game analysis better is than computer/engine analysis? Just check out sample...

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Opening Principles Written Lecture #2

Few days ago, we posted our Prodigy Program guide to opening principles. Today, we're giving away our second guide that covers evaluation of openings, opening planning, and opening pawn structures.CLICK HERE TO OPEN PDF GUIDE

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Opening Principles Written Lecture #1

Want to improve your opening play? Here is Chess University's two-page written lecture on opening principles from the Prodigy Program. CLICK HERE TO OPEN PDF GUIDE

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Free Prodigy Program Sample Lessons

Since 2014, Chess University's Prodigy Program has been the world's #1 online chess learning program. We've helped over 20,000 students learn chess live online from the best coaches and one of our youth students even went on to become the youngest chess master in American history. While the...

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Student Game Analysis Video w/ New Instructor Ryan Murphy!

We are happy to announce that Chess University Assistant Director and former Assistant Instructor Ryan Murphy is now an Instructor at Chess University who will contribute to our instructional content in an increased capacity. Ryan is a USCF expert chess player and coach who has been teaching...

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Chess University Intro To Chess Crash Course Video #1 - Overview

With an estimated 600 million players worldwide, chess is one of the world's greatest games. In recent times, the game has been gaining recognition for its academic and mental health benefits. In fact, countries such a Armenia have integrated chess into their school curricula as a core...

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Game Analysis Video #1 - Kairav Joshi

Hello everyone! After a break from recording video lessons and teaching live classes, I'm happy to announce my schedule has improved and I have more time to teach chess. Alongside my return, I would like to introduce a new type of instructional content we are creating called Student Game...

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