09/03/2020, 09/10/2020, 09/17/2020, 09/24/2020, 10/01/2020
The World Championship Match:
de la Bourdonnais – McDonnell (1834) to Carlsen – Caruana (2018).
Taught by FM Paul Whitehead
An in-depth look at the World Championship matches – the great games, styles and personalities of the World
hampions and their challengers. The central idea of the class will be
the study of chess ideas and theory, as practiced by the greatest
players. In each class we’ll look through roughly 10 to 20 of the most
famous games ever played: games where literally everything was at stake.
The class will be lecture-style, with brief questions and answers.
Classes will be available for review on YouTube and Lichess.
Part 1: Sept 3 through Oct 1
1. Early days: the de la Bourdonnais – Mcdonnell match (1834) to the London Tournament (1862).
2. Wilhelm Steinitz and the birth of Modern Chess: matches from 1866 to 1892.
3. Emmanuel Lasker: 27 years as World Champion.
4. Capablanca, Alekhine and Euwe: the great post and pre-war matches.
5. Moscow/Hague 1948 to Botvinnik-Smyslov 1958: Soviet Domination Part 1.
Registration starts on 08/22/2020 and ends on 10/01/2020.
Please contact Mechanics' Institute if you have any questions.