Chess - Play & Learn


FREE - In Google Play

FREE - in Win Phone Store


Chess 101: The Game of Chess

Jan 16, 2014, 3:29 AM 0

Greetings Chess.com Members!


I am thrilled to announce Chess.com University's first single-day seminar of 2014:

Chess 101: The Game of Chess


Level: This seminar is aimed at novices and those who have never participated in a rated OTB chess tournament.

When:  Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at 1:00 PM PST.

Format: The seminar consists of a live, interactive 1-hour session broadcasted using LiveStream.

Class Size: 25 to 100 students.


Course Description:

Are you new to chess? Have you always played online and don't know anything about over-the-board tournaments? Do you need help in understanding the fundamentals of the game? Have you not figured out the mystery surrounding en passant? Do you lack knowledge of basic chess vocabulary? Not sure how to record your games using chess notation? Not sure how to reach 1200 ELO strength? If so, this seminar is for you!
Topics covered:
1) Rules of chess.
2) Algebraic chess notation.
3) Chess tournament basics and etiquette (yes, we will discuss touch-move too).
4) Winning elementary endgames such as king and queen vs. king.
5) Basic summary of chess principles.
6) Chess vocabulary.
7) Chess books, software, engines, etc.
8) Advice for parents wanting their children to learn chess.
This seminar is designed to cover the very basics and introduce new players to the world of chess. This seminar will also be useful for parents of youth chess players.
Additionally, Chess 101 serves the purpose of introducing new Chess.com University members to our teaching format. If you ever wondered how a Chess.com University seminar works, this is your chance to find out.
Hence, you may want to attend Chess 101 even if the material is too basic for you, especially if you qualify for a FREE entry!


Free for all Chess.com premium members.
Free for all students who have taken a Chess.com University seminar or class before.

$12.00 otherwise.



Message me on Chess.com if you qualify for a free entry.
All you need to include in the message is your name and email address.

If you don't qualify for a free entry and would like to register for Chess 101: The Game of Chess, go to the following website:


Scroll down and click on the 3rd PayPal button. It will ask you for $12.00.

Message me on Chess.com after you purchase that way I know which username corresponds to which real name. Also, message me what your primary email address is.

You must register by 5:00 PM PST on Friday, January 24th, 2014 if you want to take this seminar.

Remember that Chess.com University seminars are interactive so you may ask questions. All students who purchase this seminar will receive a video recording of the whole session.

This seminar is essentially a gift to Chess.com University members. Almost all of our members qualify for a free entry; however, only those who pay for the seminar will receive a video recording afterwards.

I reserve the right to deny a free entry to any individual for any reason.

All individuals taking Chess 101 must be members of the Chess.com University group. Not a member? Click here to join Chess.com University!

If you have further questions, you may message Kairav Joshi or comment on this news post.

Online Now