Texas Tech University

The Game of Chess: Where Women are Strong and Men are Weak

chess board with knocked over queen

Oct. 30 and Nov. 13 • 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. • Rawls College of Business Administration, Room 101 • Taught by Hal Karlsson, professor of geosciences and chess expert

Oct. 30

Why is the Queen the most Powerful Piece on the Board? Trace the origin of the game and its evolution through the middle ages basically up to the advent of computer chess - when everything changed. 

Nov. 13

Does Chess Make You Smart or Are You Smart Because You Play Chess? The influence of computers (and AI) on chess today and visa versa.