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Dates:

  • Session III: April 28 - June 9, 2019

  • Session IV: June 23 - July 28, 2019

  • Session V: August 18th - September 22, 2019

  • Session VI: September 29 - November 3, 2019

Location:

  • Roly Poly Sandwich Shop

  • 1616 Woodruff Rd, Ste D, Greenville, SC 29607


Beginner I
150.00

SESSION 6 - CLASS TIME:
Begins September 29, 2019 for six weeks
Meeting Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Beginner II
150.00

SESSION 6 - CLASS TIME:
Begins September 29, 2019 for six weeks
Meeting Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Intermediate I
150.00

SESSION 6 - CLASS TIME:
Begins September 29, 2019 for six weeks
Meeting Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Intermediate II
150.00

SESSION 6 - CLASS TIME:
Begins September 29, 2019 for six weeks
Meeting Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Master
from 175.00

SESSION 6 - CLASS TIME:
Every Sunday
Meeting Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dates NOT Meeting:
July 7th
Aug 4th
Sept 1
Dec 1

6 or 12 Lessons:
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Descriptions:

Beginner I

This is a perfect class for students starting from scratch. By the end of the class students should be able to confidently set up a chess board, move pieces legally, and understand the difference between, check, checkmate, and stalemate.

Lessons Taught:
-Board Orientation: Ranks, Files, Diagonals, and how to set-Up the board
-How to Move the Pieces: Legal Movements and Captures for each Piece
-Introduction to Check & the three ways to escape check: C.P.R.
-Introduction to the Goal of chess: Checkmate
-Introduction to Stalemate

Beginner II

This class is great for students who know how to move all of the pieces, and have some idea of what check, checkmate, and stalemate is, but not much else. Finally, the students will learn the algebraic chess notation. By the end of this class, students should be able to confidently play a legal game of chess and understand how to record their moves!

Lessons Taught:
-King and Queen v King Mate
-the Ladder Mate
-Chess Notation
-Piece Values
-Counting Attackers vs Defenders to know when to Trade Pieces.
-Special Rules: Pawn Promotion, En Passant, Castling

Intermediate I

This class will pick up where the Beginner II class left off. Students will begin by reviewing the special rules and a couple basic, but important, mating patterns. Then, the students will learn important fundamental concepts to help them win a chess game. This class is the beginning of the introduction to Tactics and Strategies in chess.

Lessons Taught:
-Tactic: Hanging Pieces
-Tactic: Trapping Pieces
-The Three Phases of a Chess Game
-Learning The Basics of Planning in Chess
-The “Quick” Mates, and Other common mating themes
-Recognizing Threats/Protecting F2/F7

Intermediate II

An extension of the previous lesson, students will dive into the heart of learning the most critical Strategies and Tactics of a chess game. After this class, students will be well equipped to participate in a chess tournament.

Lessons Taught:
-Famous Checkmates: Patterns that Should Be Memorized
-Opening Principles: The Three Golden Rules
-Advanced Opening Principles
-Tactic: Double Attack & Fork
-Tactic: Pins & Skewers
-Tactic: Discovered Attacks & Double Checks

Master

Success in competitive chess is a process. The key ingredient to improving in chess, just like anything else in life, is to “Learn How to Lose”. Losing is emotional, and at a young age, difficult to face. However, if we are able to teach our students that they can actually improve much faster by learning from their mistakes, they will have taken the first step to reaching an important milestone: achieving a USCF 1000 Rating. The best way to do that is to be able to notate their games, and then review them with a chess coach. Students will get the opportunity to do so in this class, as well as learn how to apply all of the basic, but critical, fundamental concepts taught in the previous classes by reviewing famous games played by the best players in the world over the last 500 years. This class is taught by USCF Expert Greg Frady.

* It is a requirement to have completed our Intermediate II class, or fully understand the concepts taught in that class prior to joining the Expert 101 class. With our punch card system, you can drop in at your convenience until all lessons purchased have been used.