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Chess I (Rookie) with Ross Colby

Germantown Friends School

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

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What's Included

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.

About This Organizer

Germantown Friends School (GFS) is a coeducational K - 12 school in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that is under the supervision of the Germantown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).   

Organizer Info

  • Germantown Friends School

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