CHESS (Intermediate & Beginner): Grades K-4th – 3-4pm –Alpha Minds Academy– ($215), 10 students It is a well-known fact that chess develops intelligence. And what is intelligence if not the ability to solve problems? In our chess classes, children learn to play the game and discover that the techniques used to analyze chess situations can also be used, sometimes quite creatively, to grapple with puzzling questions in school and real life. Step by step, children learn various strategical and tactical moves in chess, beginnings and endgames. Studying games of world champions, as well as games of today's strongest grandmasters, is an indispensable part of our classes. Theoretical knowledge is supported with games in class. Children play the game in every class, against each other and the instructor. Our classes are taught by a professional chess coach. AlphaMinds Academy is a registered chess club with the United States Chess Federation.