2021 Fall - Learning Chess The Fun Way Level 1

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OVERVIEW

The "Learning Chess The Fun Way Level 1" class is part of a series of free courses designed by three of our wonderful young teachers to cultivate beginners’ interest and inspire them further their chess skills.

This class includes 4-week lessons for absolute beginners. Throughout the classes, students will learn the fundamentals of chess, including basic rules, tactics, endgames, and more. Come join us and have fun!

 

Class time:  60 minutes 

Homework:  10-15 minutes per day including puzzles and chess games.

 

Week 1

  • Introduction
  • Basic rules in chess - Board concepts, piece names/moves
  • How to use Lichess (The online platform we will use throughout the program)

  

Week 2

  • Castle - Short and long castling
  • Attack   -   Interaction of chess pieces
  • Capture  -  How each piece captures, Special ones (en passant)

  

Week 3

  • Check -  What is it, How to get out of checks
  • Checkmate   -   Basic patterns, Endgame
  • Concept of stalemate

  

Week 4

  • Basic tactics - Hanging Pieces, Forks, Pins, Skewers

Leyou Jiang

Hello Chess fans! My name is Leyou. I am top 10 in Michigan (age 15), and top 53 in Michigan overall. I represented the Boulan Park middle school chess team and won 1st place in the Michigan K-9 Junior High Team Championships 2020. I won 1st place in the Class A section of the Annual Western Class 2021, and 1st place in U2000 of the Mid-America Open 2021. I am also one of the four finalists of the Michigan High school Chess Championships 2021.

Ryan Wang

Hi everyone! My name is Ryan. I am 1st for age 13 in Michigan, 44th in Michigan overall, and 77th for age 13 in the U.S. My recent accomplishments include: beating two FIDE Masters, winning the 2020 Michigan K-9 Junior High Team Championships for Boulan Park middle school with my teammates, and propelling Michigan to a second-place finish in the Online National States Cup.

Yule Xie

Yule Xie - Hey chess friends! My name is Yule. In Michigan, I am top five for age 14 and top 47 overall. In 2019, I won the Great Lakes Open U1800 section. Recently, my school team got 3rd place in the 2020 Michigan K-9 Junior High Team Championship. I was the first chair for my team, and I won all my games as an individual in both 2019 and 2020 in the same tournament. I am also one of the four finalists of the Michigan High school Chess Championships 2021.

COURSE FEATURES

Enrollment Status

Waitlist

Price

$0

Grade

G3-G6

Max Enrollment

10

Dates

September 22, 2021 – October 13, 2021

Time

Every Wednesday
06:30 pm EST – 07:30 pm EST

Note

Location

Online

Duration

4 Weeks