2021 Fall - Learning Chess The Fun Way Level 2

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OVERVIEW

The “Learning Chess The Fun Way Level 2” class is part of a series of free courses designed by three of our wonderful young teachers to cultivate players’ interests and inspire them further their chess skills.

This class includes 6 weekly lessons for intermediate players. Throughout the classes, students will deepen their understanding of basic tactics and strategies. Come join us and have fun!

Class time:  60 minutes 

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

Week 1

  • Introduction
  • Hanging pieces and counting continued
  • Overview on the class

Week 2

  • Tactical theme: pins
  • How to set up a pin
  • How to break a pin
  • Tactical theme: Skewers 

Week 3

  • Tactical theme: double attack
  • Knight and pawn forks
  • Tactical theme: discovered attack

Week 4

  • Checkmate patterns
  • Backrank
  • Queen + Helper
  • Smothered

Week 5

  • Basic Endgames
  • Queen Checkmates
  • Rook Checkmates
  • Box methods 

Week 6

  • How to start a game
  • Center
  • Develop
  • Castle

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

15

Dates

October 20, 2021 – December 1, 2021

Time

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

Note

No Class on 11/24

Location

Online

Duration

6 Weeks