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Saturday, 10:35-11:35pm

Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19.

Cost for Fall semester: $378.00

Prerequisites:
- basic understanding of piece movements is required

The course is focused on:
-Concepts of piece movements, point values and basic tactics
- Understanding notation
- Simple checkmating patterns in 1 and 2 moves (\"battery\", \"last rank\" etc.)
- Types of draws
- Methods of defending against an attack
- The basic principles of opening
- Simple tactical elements (pin, fork/double attack, discovered check, etc.)
- The basic principles of endgame (opposition, \"square\" rule)
- Illustration of all above in short study games
- Solving chess problems and combinations on each topic studied during the lesson
- Mandatory practical games between students with each other online and with chess programs followed by an analysis of these games during the next lesson
-Homework

Saturday, 12:50-1:35 pm

Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19.

Cost for Fall semester: $280.00

Prerequisites:
- at least 1-2 semesters of studying chess in School Plus or any other similar chess program

The course focuses on:
- The principles of various openings
- Best practices of attacks and checkmating patterns
- Achieving draws when having a disadvantage in material
- Methods of defending against an attack
- Advanced tactical elements (breaking communication, deflection, decoy, etc.)
- Analysis of most common pawn ending positions
- Illustration of all above in the games of world champions and strong chess players.
- Solving chess problems and combinations on each topic studied during the lesson.
- Mandatory practical games between students with each other online and with chess programs followed by an analysis of these games during the next lesson
- Homework