Exchange Pieces

Exchange Pieces


Video Lessons, PGN Theoretical Files, PGN Exercises Files
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Chess Author: Remote Chess Academy
Category: Comprehensive TechniquesComprehensive Techniques
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Why This Course Created?

One of the most important chess skills is to understand which pieces to exchange and which not! To do that you need to understand the situation on the board and know the real value of the pieces. This is why we put our best foot forward to create this chess course "Exchange Pieces like a Pro".

Less experienced players try to swap off pieces of equal value to make the situation easier to archive the draw... However, this is far from true because strong players try to keep only the important pieces on the board. They can read the board differently than you. A strong player can trick you easily with an exchange and after that, your counterplay will be extremely limited.

On the other hand, if you would like to play for a win you need to create an imbalance on the board. You may like to exchange a bishop for a knight or two minor pieces for a rook. In the light of that, mastering the exchange technique can help you win more games. The correct exchanges affect the position and can change the evaluation of the game dramatically.

Sometimes you can isolate an opponent piece, and keep it out of the action. Even if you have equal material on the board you could end up losing or winning thanks to an isolated piece. International Master Asaf Givon explains this idea in detail during the theoretical lessons.

Powerful Practical tasks

It is necessary to be able to apply theoretical knowledge to your games. To do that we prepare the practice which contains 50 illustrative examples. You can test yourself with these positions by applying your knowledge. After that, you'll be able to use your new skills in real chess games with success.


  1. Introduction // 04:00
  2. Hierarchy of the Chess Pieces // 07:30
  3. How to Choose Your Other Half? // 23:00
  4. Evaluate the Chess Pieces Like a Pro // 03:30
  5. The 5 Most Important Rules on Trades // 12:30
  6. Exchange Material for Precious Stones // 12:30
  7. Isolating a Bad Piece // 17:30
  8. Defensive Exchanges // 19:30
  9. Good Endgame // 16:30
  10. Create Weaknesses // 19:00
  11. Create Weaknesses // 19:30
  12. Decision Making-Exchanges or not // 14:30
  13. Material Advantage // 15:30
  14. Space Disadvantage // 20:00


Meet The Authors

Author | Angelo Kesaris

Angelo Kesaris

Angelo Kesaris is a professional chess coach for the last 20 years and FIDE National Instructor. He is an active chess player with an International FIDE rating of 1900 ELO. He started teaching chess in primary schools, organizing lessons in chess clubs, private classes, online teaching, and chess course creator. You can read more here.

Author | IM Asaf Givon

IM Asaf Givon

Asaf Givon has been an International Master since 2013, with 2 GM norms, he’s close to getting the Grand Master title.

He’s an active player for the Kfar Saba team in the First Israeli Chess League. He got 1st place at the Israeli Open Championship (2013) and was the Israel U-20 Champion (2013 and 2014).

As a chess teacher, he has been happily teaching chess since he was 16!


“Exchange Pieces Like a Pro” is a comprehensive course that will teach you how to think in all phases of the chess game. More specifically, it will help you understand when and how to exchange your pieces with your opponents. Study this course and copy the winning techniques into your games, so you can play like a really strong player!


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