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Modern Chess Openings

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 6:00pm to Monday, December 13, 2021 - 7:00pm

Modern Chess Openings

6-week online course taught by GM Nick de Firmian


Modern Chess Openings: The Class
Taught by MCO Editor and 3-Time US Champion GM Nick de Firmian with FM Paul Whitehead
Modern Chess Openings was a revolutionary text, and it has come back to life as it was featured in The Queen's Gambit. Mechanics' Institute Grandmaster in Residence GM Nick de Firmian was the editor of several editions of that book and now it will come to life as a class!
This will be club players of various strengths and will focus on about 5 key openings. He will cover open game openings that reinforce fundamentals such as piece development, control of the center and king safety, and he will also cover more complex openings that need deeper understanding such as the Sicilian, Queen's Gambit, and Ruy Lopez. The purpose of this class is to gain a better understanding of the ideas behind playing these openings and what to look for. The class will be interactive and engaging. FM Paul Whitehead will also be on to facilitate the class. 
The class will be fluid and interaction in the class is encouraged. We hope to enlighten the student on what it means to play openings and hpw they can lay the foundation for the course of the entire game.
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Class time: Mondays 6:00-7:00pm