Chess 111: Opening Principles

May 19, 2012, 1:15 PM |

Hello everybody!


I'm Kairav Joshi, one of University's instructors and am excited to announce my first University course: Chess 111 – Opening Principles and Basic Openings as Black and White


When: The Seminar Will Take Place on Friday June 1st, 2012 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (GMT-7)


 Instructor: Kairav Joshi

 Level: Chess 111 is aimed at players with a strength of 800 – 1200 elo.


Course Description:

Chess 111 is designed to help beginners understand opening principles and learn fundamentals of opening play from both White’s and Black’s perspectives. The students will learn basic openings with 1.e4 and 1.d4 along with opening principles to guide them through the opening phase each game. The seminar will contain lecture elements, time to ask questions, and a problem-solving session to allow students to demonstrate their new skills and knowledge!


Prereq: Students are strongly encouraged (but not required) to watch Everything You Need to Know 2: The Opening! by IM Daniel Rensch sometime before the seminar.


Format: The total seminar duration will be 2 hours and 15 minutes and will be formatted as follows:

 1 hour session

 15 minute break

 1 hour session

 Tuition: $25/person




Minimum # of students for the tentatively scheduled seminar to become official: 20 by May 27th, 2012. (Maximum # of students for this seminar is 30).

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