What’s it all about?
One of the most popular games in the history of the world. Chess is a rich and rewarding game that will challenge you mentally while testing your competitive spirit.
What we will cover?
We will start with a quick introduction to the pieces and their values, and then the class will be structured just like a chess game.
- Opening: The three golden rules (and how to punish those who don’t follow them). Opening traps and quick kills.
- Middlegame: Tactical motifs, and how to exploit them. Forks, pins, skewers and other useful pointed battle implements.
- Endgame: How to close the deal – basic mating patterns and the importance of pawns.
Come with any questions and a playful attitude. We will provide boards, playing pieces and answers!
Who will be teaching?
Rafael is a certified chess coach and founder of SmartyChess.com He has taught in schools, clubs and online, and has experience with students from the age of 6 to 80. Current president of Frankston Chess Club, he’s always looking for ways to improve and help others do the same.