Beginning Chess

Posted on February 11th, 2009

Teacher: Ed Selling

  • Young students will learn the rules of chess starting with learning the Pawn Game (just pawns against each other with the goal of being the first one to get a pawn to the other side of the board).
  • We will learn how each piece moves and gradually add them to the chessboard with similar small games to learn how to use each piece.
  • In addition to the concepts of Win, Lose, and Draw we will learn about Sportsmanship.  Making and keeping friendships while playing is more important than just winning a game!
  • We will learn to recognize patterns and how to quietly concentrate.
  • Learning how to imagine what will happen in the future on the chessboard and the consequences of our actions.
  • We will learn about Check and Checkmate and also Draws.

Chess is a complicated game but can be learned by young students.

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