Introducing: Chess.com University

Introducing: Chess.com University

dpruess
IM dpruess
Jun 16, 2010, 8:17 PM |
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Chess.com is adding a higher level of interactive teaching to its offerings: Chess.com University. The goal is to offer a variety of courses taught by top chess players and teachers: openings, middlegames, endgames, from very specific like "how to exploit a good knight vs a bad bishop in an endgame", to more general like "limiting the opponent's play", as well as courses about how to study and improve your game. It is still in the early stages of deveopment, and as new teachers get involved they will develop their own curricula, and their own course requirements.

Courses will have varying class sizes, but we expect most would be in the range of 8-20 students. Tuition will vary. So will course requirements (in terms of class time and homework). All courses will have a live interactive lecture portion (like chessTV but in a small private channel), and will make use of private groups for the students to post their work, questions, and thoughts for discussion amongst themselves and with the instructor. (eg: http://www.chess.com/groups/home/kings-gambit-ideas-for-intermediate-players) *Note Edit:* all members will get 10% off their first course purchase; diamond members get an additional 10% off of every course they ever purchase.

Please go to the new group:

http://www.chess.com/groups/home/chesscom-university

to discuss, give us feedback, ask questions, etc... Our first trial course will begin on July 10, and a course description is already available there.

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