Beginners are students who have never moved a chess piece.
Designed for students brand new to chess who want to learn piece movement and the basic rules. Beginners will cover piece movement, rules of the game, and go beyond to include foundational principles by introducing students to themes and give them an opportunity to practice what they have learned.
Novice players know how the pieces move and rules of the game.
Students will review piece movement, rules of the game, and then go beyond to learn themes, concepts, and principles that underlie each stage of the game.
Intermediate players have had some exposure to chess principles.
This class will cover basic themes, concepts, principles, strategy and tactics of chess giving students the opportunity to develop their skills. By the end of the course, students will have a good understanding of how to play a solid game of chess.
Advanced players are tournament level players.
This class delves into chess calculation which can be broadly defined as the art of finding the best move. Having the ability to calculate in chess is arguably the single most important chess still. Students will sequentially improve their analytical skills, visualization abilities, and decision making skills to ultimately make better moves.