Grades: K-12 (classification based on skill level, not grade)
• Beginners: Students will be introduced to the world of chess. Here they will learn piece movement, tactics such as pins, skewers, forks, double, attacks, discovered checks, double checks, and how to checkmate with a combination of various pieces. Players will learn how to develop their pieces in such a way that they will work as a cohesive unit. They will learn how to score (write down their moves) so that they can review and improve their play.
• Intermediate: Chess clocks will be used at this level, and students will be introduced to tournament play. They will continue their study of piece movement, tactics such as pins, skewers, forks, double attacks, discovered checks, double checks, and how to checkmate with a combination of various pieces. They will review their plays with the instructor in order to push their play to the next level.
• Masters Study: Students will be asked to complete chess problems. We will study games from the great masters as well as learn various opening schemes. These skills will help players who participate in local, regional and national chess tournaments.
• Instructor: Herminio Baez, Mr. B Chess
• Dates: Week 1: May 30-June 2 (Beginners, for Girls only), Week 3: June 12-16,
Week 8: July 17-21
• Times: 9:00am-12:00pm
• Location: Midway Campus