Spring 1998-1999 UMBC Chess course Lectures
  • Lesson 1 by Igor Epshteyn. Theme: Introduction to pawn endgames: pawn mobility, opposition, triangulation.
  • Lesson 2 by Igor Epshteyn. Theme: The principle of two weaknesses and the triangulation manuever.
  • Lesson 3 by Igor Epshteyn. Theme: Coordinating squares, static case. The principle of two weaknesses (revisited).
  • Lesson 4 by Igor Epshteyn. Theme: Pawn on the 7th (2nd) rank against queen.
  • Lesson 5 by Igor Epshteyn. Theme: Geometry of the chessboard – static case. Detours, routes, and repulsion of the kings.
  • Lesson 6 by Igor Epshteyn. Theme: Geometry of the chessboard – dynamic case case. Passed pawns.
  • Lesson 7 by William Morrison. Theme: Game 1 of the Fischer-Spassky World Championship match in 1972 and Game 5 of the Korchnoi-Karpov World Championship match in 1978.
  • Lesson 8 by Ron Henley. Theme: Introduction to pawn endgames, part 1.
  • Lesson 9 by Igor Epshteyn. Theme: Combining plans in the endgame. The knight’s route revisited and variations on Reti’s etude.
  • Lesson 10 by Ron Henley. Theme: Introduction to pawn endgames, part 2.
  • Lesson 11 by Igor Epshteyn. Theme: Decoying the rival king to a bad square.
  • Lesson 12 by William Morrison. Theme: Game 13 of the Fischer-Spassky World Championship match in 1972.
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