Starting on Friday, February 15th, Hart House Chess Club will be running a series of workshops on chess tactics directed mainly towards Upper Beginner and Intermediate chess players. These lessons will be taught by ex-Varsity Chess player, Panayoti Tsialas, and everybody is welcome to attend! The seminar is recommended for chess enthusiasts who have learnt the movements of the pieces and the rudiments of chess and wish to step-up their game and reach a rating of around 1000-1300.
The Workshops will go on for 8 weeks and the tentative Syllabus is posted below:
#1 Feb. 15th: Attack and Defense: What are Chess Tactics?
#2 Feb. 22nd: Double Attack I: The Queen Attack
#3 Mar. 1st: Double Attack II: The Knight Fork
#4 Mar. 8th: Defending Against the Double Attack
#5 Mar. 15th: The Pin I: Direct Attack
#6 Mar. 22nd: The Pin II: A Pinned Piece is a Bad Defender
#7 Mar. 29th: Defending Against the Pin
#8 Apr. 5th: The Preparatory Move: Luring
Teaching material and ideas will be taken from Learning Chess (Steps 1, 2 and 3), by Rob Brunia and For van Wijgerden. 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, 5:00 – 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.