Courses

In this lesson, Ray Black goes over Common Checkmating Patterns. The lesson is going to be very interesting to those players who struggle with finding how to finish the game as well as to those who struggle with coming up with an attacking plan!

In this video, Ray Black goes over the main opening principles nicely abbreviated into CAD: Center, Activity, Development. He then demonstrates those principles in action!

This is the second part of Openings Principles. Ray continues talking about the importance of Center, Activity and Development for the opening stage and goes over several interesting games.

Piece Value Part 1

Ray Black explains how to improve one's tactical vision by giving clear and simple guidelines to follow. The system of thinking is called "Candidate Moves" which consists of 3 main tiers: Checks, Captures and Forcing Moves. Of course, there is more to it!