December Chess Classes with FM Rohan Talukdar

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December Chess Classes with FM Rohan Talukdar


Fide Master (FM) Rohan Talukdar is Canadian chess player that has had a deep passion for the game of chess from the age of 5. He has been consistently ranked among Canada's top rated players for his age group. From 2017 to 2019, he was a 3-time consecutive Canadian Youth Chess Champion and has represented Canada at 5 World Youth Chess Championships and 2 World Youth U16 Chess Olympiads. He is actively working towards becoming an International Master (IM) and has crossed the 2400 ELO barrier along with achieving 2 IM norms. In this class, he hopes to deliver thought provoking instructional lessons that will allow the participants to improve their overall understanding of the beautiful game of chess.

Lesson times: December 4th at 6:00 PM (Central Time), December 11th at 6:00 PM (Central Time), December 18th at 6:00 PM (Central Time), and December 25th at 6:00 PM (Central Time).

The duration of each lesson is 1 hour.

Lesson plan:
1) Week 1: Guiding Principles of Chess
In the first week, we will look at why common principles such as development, playing for the center, and king safety are so important. To emphasize these concepts we will be looking at several disastrous games where one side had been obliterated because they neglected these principles.

2) Week 2: Positional Play
In this lesson we will talk about what exactly positional play is. We will study many themes such as the "weakness" and how to take advantage of it. We will look at scenarios where one player simply grinded the other and there was no chance for counterplay at all.

3) Week 3: Endgame Play
Most people ask the question, "why do I need to study the endgame when most of my games don't even get there?" The answer is simple: it helps a player understand how each piece is used, helps someone immensely with calculation, and allows you to have the chance to outplay someone if you get to the endgame. In this lesson, we will look at endgame principles such as opposition, rule of the square, passed pawn, queening square, etc.

4) Week 4: Attacking Play
Most people love to attack in the game of chess. Typically, when someone starts attacking, a dynamic imbalance arises where the outcome is usually a win or a loss. In this lesson we will dive deep into the topic of attack. We will answer the questions: What makes an attack work? Why are some attacks stronger than another? Should you attack with pawns or pieces?


Friday, December 4, 2020 6:00 PM - Friday, December 25, 2020 7:00 PM (Central Time)




National, Target: All Ages

Classes on Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18, and Dec 25 Section

Not Rated
Fee: $32.00
Rounds: 0
Schedule: Classes will start on Dec 4 at 6:00 PM (Central Time) and last for four weeks until Dec 25
Time Control: N/A

Registration Close Date

Friday, December 4, 2020 5:30 PM (Central Time)

Contact Info

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