Yes, that's right, you too can get course credit for hanging out
with Matt and Jim and playing chess. But there's a catch: you'll
have to show up and actually work on your skills. In addition to
playing some games (and analyzing them), we'll also read some books,
look at some chess problems, and investigate some chess
Grades will be based primarily on attendance.
Each week we'd like you to write down a game that you've
played, in the standard modern chess notation, along with
when and who you played. Keep this in a notebook of some kind,
so you (and we) can look back to see how your games have
progressed over the semester. You can use a game with a computer
or someone online, as long as its a chess game that you played
This webpage won't get much new stuff as the semester progresses,
but we may post some links or other notes.