We are determined to include players from all levels, even if you never played before or are a complete beginner. Chess can be fun and interesting and a very nice way to spend your time. We therefore introduce our chess classes for beginners, a way to start out in chess and get to know people from your level! Our classes will take place around once every two weeks during our regular chess casuals. Check below for the exact dates and topics!

These beginner classes assume you already know the basic rules of chess (e.g. if you followed our short class in the beginning of the semester). If you don’t, feel free to contact us and we will see what we can do!

Registration for these classes is required and can always be done a couple of days in advance on our registration page. All classes can be taken separately, no need to go to all of them! If you want to be kept up-to-date and receive reminders about the classes via email, you can fill out the form at the bottom of this page!

Class 1: Mating patterns (06/03/2024, 18:30-19:30, HG E33.1)

In this class we will take a look at checkmate and mating patterns: you will learn how you can mate an opponent and learn common checkmating patterns that you will likely encounter during your own games!

Class 2: calculation and evaluation (20/03/2024, 18:30-19:30, HG E41)

To become better at chess, you need to be able to accurately evaluate a position and see what moves you should do. This all turns around calculation, where you look ahead and see what moves look good, and evaluation, the ability to look at a position and see which one is better. In this class, we will go over the basics of these two essential tools.

Class 3: opening theory (17/04/2024, 18:30-19:30, HG E41)

While opening theory is not of main importance as a beginner, it is a good way to learn how the game is played and having a small opening repertoire allows you to play positions you are comfortable with. In this class, we will look at some of the most common openings and what makes a good opening.

Class 4: endgames (01/05/2024, 18:30-19:30, HG E41)

Endgames are essential and has a huge influence on the results of your games. We will therefore look at what end games exactly are and look at common ideas to win them!

Class 5: tactics (07/05/2024, 18:30-19:30, HG E41)

In the class at the beginning of the semester we went over a wide variety of tactical movies, such as pins, forks and discover attacks. In this class we will go a bit deeper into tactics and how to find these winning moves in your own games.

Class 6: chess psychology and time control (21/05/2024, 18:30-19:30, HG E41)

Finally, chess is nothing with the clock and the psychology that is an essential part of it! In this class, we will discuss how to manage your time well and how you need to play differently when in a losing or winning position!