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Chess I (Rookie) with Ross Colby

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Thursday, December 8, 2016
Co-Ed
Germantown Friends School 31 West Coulter Street PhiladelphiaPA  19144
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Thursday, December 8, 2016
Co-Ed
Germantown Friends School 31 West Coulter Street PhiladelphiaPA  19144

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Chess I (Rookie) with Ross Colby

Sep 22 - Dec 08 (Thursday)

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM

Germantown Friends School

Starting at

$265.00

Meeting Dates

From Sep 22, 2016 to Dec 08, 2016

Each Thursday from 03:10 PM to 04:10 PM

About This Activity

GFS is thrilled to welcome back master chess coach, Ross Colby! The Rookie Chess Club is designed for students who recently have learned the rules of chess (e.g., how to move the pieces; the relative value of each piece; and the meaning of check, checkmate, and stalemate). This group will learn about center control, development of knights and bishops, and king safety. We will focus on the difference between "trading" pieces and "hanging" pieces. Thinking BEFORE touching is our number one priority. We will ask ourselves, "What is my opponent trying to do?" and "What is going to happen to my piece if I go there?" The emphasis is not on winning, but on having fun while learning one of the world’s oldest and most popular games. Please note: GFS is closed on Thursday, November 24, so there will no club that day and the final club session will take place on Thursday, December 8.

Organizer Info

  • Germantown Friends School

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