Begin a lifelong journey into strategic thinking with Intro to Chess!
Learn how to set up a chess board and move every piece. Understand the relative values of each piece and assess moves strategically. Use algebraic notation to record your games and analyze other games. Develop an understanding of the principles in each part of the game that will lead to success in chess, and hone deep-thinking skills that are applicable in all aspects of life. Grades: K-8
Advance your understanding of the greatest game ever played in Chess Mastery!
Learn the principles of positional play. Develop mastery over complex and obscure moves like the fiancetto and en passant while expanding on skills in every phase of the game. Discover the history of the game through the lens of tournament and grandmaster-level play, and play variants like Bughouse that hone specific skills to mastery. Enjoy challenging Chess Tournaments with your friends and instructors at the Zaniac Campus. Chess Mastery promotes strategic and analytical thinking as well as spatial reasoning, math, memory and logic skills. For grades 3-8.
*Intro to Chess or prior experience playing Chess is a prerequisite for this program.