Course Description

Do you know the rules and want to improve your chess game? A Chess Federation of Canada National Master and Alberta-certified instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of chess so you can play a better game, pass on your knowledge to your children or grandchildren, and perhaps go on to play in your first tournament. Through presentations and playing practice that you can't get online, we will cover key topics including fundamentals of chess piece movement, chess history, chess tactics and strategy, and the benefits of playing chess to help you become a more formidable player.

Please bring your chess set to class.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify the important elements of chess strategy
  • Decipher grandmaster games
  • Recognize tactical motifs on the chessboard that will defeat opponents
  • Appreciate how chess has evolved through its fascinating history
  • Become a stronger chess player
  • Prepare for your first or next chess tournament


Students are expected to know the rules of the game i.e. can sit down and play a game.


Enrol Now - Select a section to enrol in

6:30PM to 8:30PM
Oct 07, 2020 to Nov 04, 2020
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $175.00
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Required fields are indicated by .