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Intro to Chess Group Class

Join our Intro to Chess Group class, the perfect environment for beginners to learn and appreciate chess. By the end of the eight-session learn & play program, you will have all the tools to play meaningful games and compete with your friends and family. Choose the appropriate age-based group (two options for scholastic age brackets) or an adult group.

General Class Schedule

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Begins July 8th, 2023

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What Will I Learn?

Our Intro to Chess Group class is a customized learning experience based on the ChessKid curriculum and taught by US-Chess-certified coaches. The topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • How the pieces move

  • The goal of the game (checkmate)

  • Special rules (castling, en passant, pawn promotion, stalemate and draws)

  • Basic strategy and tactics

  • Basic opening, middlegame, and endgame principles

  • Planning and setting goals during a game

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Common Questions

Q: What is included in the class?

A: Each student will be provided with their own chess board, notation book, bound copy of the curriculum and learning materials, a Manasota Chess Center (MCC) membership, and an MCC branded t-shirt.

Q: How much does the class cost?
A: The class is $300 for the bundle of eight hour-and-a-half lessons with a US Chess certified coach, which includes all the above-mentioned materials as well supervised free play with other students during the class.

Q: Is there an age limit?

A: No, we offer three options for classes. A scholastic elementary class, a scholastic middle and high school class, and an 18 or older adult class.

Q: How good will I get at chess after the class?
A: The sky is the limit, and that will depend upon your interest and commitment, but the class will cover all the basic skills required to go to the next level.

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