F904 Spring 2019 Introduction to Chess
Tuesdays, 9:40–11:05, Mar. 26–April 23; May 7–May 14. No class Apr. 30
Instructor: Jay Ryan
Class limit: 16
Learn the ancient strategy game of chess. The first two classes will be devoted to learning the rules and how the pieces move, and are aimed at beginners or those looking for a refresher. Subsequent classes will be divided between play among classmates and lectures on rules, strategy, tactics, and classic games. Chess sets and boards will be provided; just bring your brain.
Jay Ryan retired after a 35-year career as an economist and program manager at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ryan played tournament chess in his youth and reached the rank of Expert, one level below Master. He continues his interest in chess, playing online and teaching chess to children.