Chess

Course Description

Historical survey of chess. Game rules and piece movement. Most used openings. Middle game and endgame. Most important chess games. World championship and Croatian grandmasters. Playing chess in clubs and on turnaments. Proper game writing. Chess categories. Internet Chess. Playing against computers. Chess strategy. Chess problems.

General Competencies

Familiarizing with the game of chess. Learning chess game rules and strategies in opening, middle game and endgame. Solving chess problems. Acquiring knowledge necessary to play in tournaments and clubs.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify chess openings
  2. explain chess rules
  3. apply tournament rules
  4. analyze chess problems
  5. arrange chess tournaments
  6. evaluate the position on a board in a chess game

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lectures are given with the use of powerpoint presentations published on the web pages. The lectures are organized through 2 cycles. The first cycle consists of 7 weeks of lectures and midterm, while other cycle has six weeks of lectures and final exam. The lectures are given in total of 15 weeks, two hours per week.

Laboratory Work

Laboratory works consists of playing chess games and tournament.

Acquisition of Skills

Practicing openings and chess problems covered at lectures.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 30 % 0 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 35 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 35 %
Exam: Written 50 % 100 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Historical survey of chess
  2. Game rules and figure movement.
  3. Chess notation
  4. Common openings
  5. Open games
  6. Semi-open games. Closed games.
  7. Semi-closed games. Side openings.
  8. Midterm.
  9. Middle game. Endgame
  10. Computer chess
  11. Tournament chess
  12. World champions
  13. Croatian masters
  14. Ilustrative games. Problem chess.
  15. Final exam.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
[FER2-HR] Computer Engineering - module
Skills (6. semester)
[FER2-HR] Computer Science - module
Skills (6. semester)
[FER2-HR] Computing - study
Skills (4. semester)
[FER2-HR] Control Engineering and Automation - module
Skills (6. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - study
Skills (4. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electrical Power Engineering - module
Skills (6. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electronic and Computer Engineering - module
Skills (6. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electronics - module
Skills (6. semester)
[FER2-HR] Information Processing - module
Skills (6. semester)
[FER2-HR] Software Engineering and Information Systems - module
Skills (6. semester)
[FER2-HR] Telecommunication and Informatics - module
Skills (6. semester)
[FER2-HR] Wireless Technologies - module
Skills (6. semester)
University graduate
[FER3-HR] Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - study
Skills (2. semester)
[FER3-HR] Information and Communication Technology - study
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Computer Engineering - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Computer Science - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Control Engineering and Automation - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electrical Engineering Systems and Technologies - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electrical Power Engineering - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electronic and Computer Engineering - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electronics - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Information Processing - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Software Engineering and Information Systems - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Telecommunication and Informatics - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Wireless Technologies - profile
Skills (2. semester)

Literature

Josip Varga (2001.), Prvi šahovski koraci, AGM
Krešimir Malarić (2011.), Skripta s predavanja, FER
Vladimir Cvetnić (2005.), Šah i kako ga lako naučiti igrati, ALFA
Vladimir Cvetnić (2002.), Šah u 100 lekcija, ALFA
Jeremy Silman (1998.), Complete Book of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z, Siles Press

Laboratory exercises

For students

General

ID 69392
  Summer semester
2 ECTS
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
30 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

88 Excellent
75 Very Good
63 Good
50 Acceptable