Learn how to play chess and explore many aspects of this ancient game that fascinates millions. Examine its artistic and cultural links, mental health benefits, and social and competitive facets. Practice and improve your skills under an instructor-supervised playing period. Explore the rules of the game, strategy and tactics, memory skills, and blindfold chess. Discuss the history of famous players, chess and computers, and advice on how to navigate the vast literature of the game. This course is intended for beginners and those with very minimal knowledge of the game.