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The Art of Defense by FM Paul Whitehead

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 6:30pm to Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 8:00pm

The Art of Defence

6-week online course taught by FM Paul Whitehead



We all want to attack, but to be comfortable and skillful at defense is just as important.
Learn how to safeguard your king and drum up counterplay using chapters and examples taken from The Art of Defense in Chess, by Polugaevsky and Damsky (1988).
Stalemate, Blockade, Trench Warfare, Counterattack, Traps: these are just a few of the concepts we will take up in this six-week course. 
Be prepared for a little homework - and become a chess player who's hard to beat!


We strongly encourage everyone to sign up for the whole 6-week course. Classes will be recorded, and if anyone misses a class, they can listen back anytime.
Limited number of single class registrations will be available:

$150 Mechanics' members. $180 for non-members. Few single class registrations are available -- Registration is needed to receive the zoom link.

Class time: Wednesdays 6:30-8pm