STAT 19
Chess and Speed Chess Winter 2023

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This course will present a fast and fun introduction to chess, speed chess, and multi-player variants of classical chess. We’ll begin with the rules of chess, and a study of classical openings, theory, checkmates, and endgames. These concepts will be practiced through in-class games. We will always make use of chess clocks, limiting a player’s total thinking time. Chess clocks are an important part of tournament chess and speed chess, and are critically important in several chess variants we’ll explore. This will open up your eyes to the high-paced, social, and extremely fun nature of recreational chess. Students will immensely enjoy learning and playing these variants, and will be surprised at how much fun chess can be. The course will culminate in a series of informal tournaments among the class.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 20
Expected: NA
Class#: 1210
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Short paper and final project or presentation. In-class tournament participation
Prerequisites: Prior chess experience
Enrollment Preferences: Please submit a brief statement of your present chess knowledge and experience.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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