Chess Lessons for Upper Beginner/Intermediate Players

Starting on Friday, September 21st, Hart House Chess Club will be running a series of workshops for Upper Beginner and Intermediate chess players, introducing them to the rudiments of chess tactics and strategy. These lessons will be taught by Varsity Chess player, Leslie Tang, and everybody is welcome to attend! The seminar is recommended for chess enthusiasts who have learnt the movements of the pieces and wish to step-up their game.

The Workshops will go on for 10 weeks and the tentative Syllabus is posted below:

#1 Sept. 21st: Fundamental Principles of Chess

#2 Sept. 28th: Hanging Pieces

#3 Oct. 5th: The Fork

#4 Oct. 12th: The Pins and Skewers

#5 Oct. 19th:  Lots of Checkmates!

#6 Nov. 2nd: Discovered Attacks

#7 Nov. 9th: Traps

#8 Nov. 16th: The Tempo

#9 Nov. 23rd: Finding Weaknesses

#10 Nov. 30th: The End Game!

Optional Readings:

Teaching material and ideas will be taken from Learning Chess (Step 2 and 3), 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: Leslie Tang

Where: Hart House Reading Room
When: Friday evenings, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Free entry for Hart House Chess Club Members!*

*A student membership costs only $25 and it is valid for the entire year.