Weekly Chess Lessons for Advanced Players

This is a more rigorous workshop, targeted at advanced chess players, ranging from 1400 to 1800 CFC rating. Some prior experience and time commitment is required of the participants. This year’s lessons focus on Chess Endgames with special emphasis on Rook Endgames. The Workshop runs every Friday, from September 21st until November 30th, 6-7 PM, and the lessons take place at the Hart House Reading Room. National Master and ex-Varsity player Jonathan Yu is the instructor in this workshop.

The Workshops will go on for 10 weeks and the tentative Syllabus will be announced soon:

#1 Sept. 21st: Overview of Rook Endgames I

#2 Sept. 28th: Overview of Rook Endgames II

#3 Oct. 5th:

#4 Oct. 12th:

#5 Oct. 19th:

#6 Nov. 2nd:

#7 Nov. 9th:

#8 Nov. 16th:

#9 Nov. 23rd:

#10 Nov. 30th:

Optional Readings:

Teaching material and ideas will be taken from Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual, by Mark Dvoretsky, and Fundamental Chess Endings, by Karsten Müller. Both books can be found at HHCC’s lending library. No reading is expected before class but attendees will be assigned optional homework to practice at home.

Instructor: Jonathan Yu
E-mail: yujonat2@gmail.com

Where: Hart House Reading Room
When: Friday evenings, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Free entry for Hart House Chess Club Members!*

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