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C9 Chess: The Game of Kings

Description: Chess is an ancient military game with a distinguished history. This course will guide the student to understand the game at a competent beginner's level by introducing principles of play and explaining chess notation, opening principles, tactical motifs in the middle game, end game strategies and practice, and check-mating one's opponent with limited resources. The course will explain tournament design principles and will include opportunities to play in small tournaments. The nature of chess ratings and chess club ladders will be discussed and illustrated. Students are encouraged to bring a chess set to class.

Instructor: Dr. Ray Schneider,
P.E., Ph.D. became interested in chess when he was in high school and organized chess clubs in his high school and subsequently in college. He is a Bridgewater College Professor Emeritus and a life member of the United States Chess Federation.

Suggested Reading:
On-line resources will be used throughout.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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