Chess for Beginners Workshops


Starting on Friday, March 2nd, Hart House Chess Club will be running a series of workshops for first-time chess players, introducing them to the movements of the pieces and the rules of the game. These lessons will be taught by Varsity chess player, Panayoti Tsialas, and you are all welcome to attend.

The first workshops will cover the basic rules of the game and the later ones will discuss the rudiments of the strategy & tactics of chess. The tentative Syllabus for this 5-step Seminar is posted below:

#1 Mar. 2nd: The Pieces and their Movements I 

#2 Mar. 9th: The Pieces and their Movements II

#3 Mar. 16th: Check, Checkmate, Stalemate

#4 Mar. 23rd: Basic Pawn-less Endgames

#5 Mar. 30th: Algebraic Notation

Optional Readings:

Teaching material and ideas will be taken from Learning Chess (Step 1), by Rob Brunia and For van Wijgerden, and Chess Camp (Volumes 1-4), by Igor Sukhin. No reading is expected before class but attendees will be assigned optional homework to practice at home.

Instructor: Panayoti Tsialas

Where: Hart House Reading Room
When: Friday evenings, 5-6 PM, starting on March 2nd

Free entry for Hart House Chess Club Members!