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Saturday, 10:35-11:35pm

Dates:

1st part: start 1/09;1/16; 1/23; 1/30

2/06; 2/13; 2/20; 2/27

3/06; 3/13; 3/20; 3/27

2nd part: 4//03; 4/10; 4/17; 4/24

5/01; 5/08; 5/15; 5/22; No classes on 5/29

6/05; 6/12; 6/19 (last day)


Cost for the Winter/Spring semester: 


1st installment 1/09-3/27$324.00

2d installment 4/03-6/19$297.00


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:

1st part: start 1/09;1/16; 1/23; 1/30

2/06; 2/13; 2/20; 2/27

3/06; 3/13; 3/20; 3/27

2nd part: 4//03; 4/10; 4/17; 4/24

5/01; 5/08; 5/15; 5/22; No classes on 5/29

6/05; 6/12; 6/19 (last day)


Cost for the Winter/Spring semester: 


1st installment 1/09-3/27$240.00

2d installment 4/03-6/19$220.00


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