Open to all students. Class meets 8:30 am–1:15 pm. Two 1-week sessions.
The Chess Program offers a more abstract study of problem-solving and strategic decision-making. The study of the following positional concepts—basic endgames, thinking techniques and list of imbalances, calculation and combinations, the role of minor pieces in the middle-game, space and preventive maneuvers, the mystery of the center, weak pawns, strong pawns, weak squares, material loss and sacrifice, temporary imbalances; making use of extra material, open files, and using imbalances in every phase of the game—are related to previously mastered concepts, extend their opening repertoire and ready the student for tournament play.
In addition, students will:
• practice the 3 keys to success: Tactics, Tactics, and more Tactics!
• demonstrate effective written and oral communication.
• be competent in reasoning and problem-solving skills.
• be able to explain solutions to problems.
• demonstrate their understanding of the above positional concepts.
• develop an appreciation for chess as a coherent body of knowledge and as a worthwhile human endeavor.
Cost: $350 per session/week
Session 1: July 9–13 (code #151)
Session 2: July 16–20 (code #152)
Session 1 & 2: July 9–13 & July 16–20 (code #153)