Friday (4-5:15 pm) Level 4: Understanding Pawn Structures – From Philidor to Nakamura & Carlsen
Registration for this event is limited to 12 entries. 2 slots remaining!
Online registration for this event will not be available after October 28, 2020 at 11:20 AM EDT
|When:||October 9 - December 18, 2020|
NSCF - ZOOM Online
This is a virtual event where participants experience the event and its content online rather than gathering in-person.
|Sponsor:||National Scholastic Chess Foundation|
|Schedule:||Fridays 4:00-5:15 pm|
NSCF Level 4: Understanding Pawn Structures from Philidor to Nakamura & Carlsen (10 weeks)
Instructor: FM Sunil Weeramantry
Students who have not completed Level 3 are required to pass a placement test or have instructor permission prior to starting this series of classes.
In this course, students will study more complex pawn structures and examine the concept of tension. Students will learn whether to maintain or release tension. Topics include pawn majorities, the outside passed pawn, the minority attack, hanging pawns, and the Bayonet Attack.
It is expected that students completing this class will better understand the relationship between pawns and pieces and be able to formulate and execute long-term strategic plans. Upon completion, students’ chess knowledge should correspond to a US Chess over-the-board rating of 1400+.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a series of classes. We will not accept students for a single class or on a pro-rata basis.
Any questions, please contact the office by email or by calling: (914) 683-5322.