September 11, 1996.
Typical plans for White in the Karlsbad I:
Minority attack on the queenside and central breakthrough with e3-e4
(Lecture by UMBC Chess Coach
September 18, 1996.
Typical plans for White in the Karlsbad II:
The modern approach of combining plans
September 25, 1996.
The Queen's Gambit structure:
Pawn majority on the queenside against majority in the center
October 2, 1996.
Strategic ideas in piece-pawn centers I:
The problem of the fianchetto bishop in Marocy-like systems
October 9, 1996.
Strategic ideas in piece-pawn centers II:
Typical plans for White
October 16, 1996.
Pawns in tension I:
Tension on both flanks in the closed Sicilian or English
October 23, 1996.
Pawns in tension II:
Dynamic play in the Hedgehog system
October 30, 1996.
Positional sacrifice I:
Pawn sacrifice in the double-pawn center Rauser system
November 6, 1996.
Positional sacrifice II:
Trading material for positional gain
November 13, 1996.
Foreseeing a favorable ending I:
Good versus bad bishop
November 20, 1996.
Foreseeing a favorable ending II:
Good knight versus bad bishop
November 27, 1996. No class--Thanksgiving eve.
December 4, 1996.
Tournament preparation: Soviet methods of chess training
December 11, 1996. Simultaneous
exhibition by Senior Master
and 1995 Maryland Chess Champion
William ``the exterminator'' Morrison (USCF 2509). Class
meets in ECS 025 (note change in location). Games will begin promptly
at 8:00pm EST. Spectators welcome.