More chess for improvers
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: UBD49
Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
What is the course about?
Chess is an easy game to learn, but a difficult game to master. Take your next step towards mastery, by learning some further principles for opening, middlegame and endgame in a game of chess.
What will we cover?
The rudiments of rook and pawn endgames and endgames with opposite coloured bishops and same coloured bishops; some typical middle-game mating combinations, such as the Greek Gift and Blacburne’s Mate; the opening principles, with a particular emphasis on development.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Use the topics covered in your own games.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
It is expected that the student will be familiar with how the pieces move and how the game ends; the student will be expected to be familiar with (algebraic) chess notation and know about simple tactical motifs including forks, pins, skewers, discovered and double checks.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Each session will introduce topics in short lectures, demonstrated on chess playing software. New skills will be practised by solving problems from worksheets and by playing the positions against other learners. A further worksheet will be handed out at the end of each session to be completed for the next session.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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