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Study Program
for Beginner Classes

Acquaintance with chess starts with chess basics. Step by step, children study various strategical and tactical elements in chess, beginnings and endgames. Studying of the "immortal" games of world champions as well as games of today's strongest grandmasters, is an indispensable part of our classes.

With homework exercises provided at the end of each lesson, our students learn to concentrate on one or two-moves checkmates as well as various combinations featuring queen sacrifices, double attacks, discovered checks, and many other useful tactical elements, or just quiet moves that eliminate the opponent's potential flight squares (depending on class level).

Theoretical knowledge is supported with games in class. Regular chess matches between classes and other schools, as well as participation of our students in individual tournaments in New Jersey and New York, help to perfect their game. And for everyday practice we suggest that all students play chess against computer programs of different levels.

Main Topics
  • About game
  • History of chess
  • Chessboard and Chessmen
  • Understanding the notation
  • Special moves
  • Check and checkmates
  • Checkmating patterns
  • Draws
  • Methods of defending against attack
  • The basic principles of opening
  • Simple tactical elements:
    • pin
    • double attack
    • discovered check
  • The basic principles of endgame:
    • opposition
    • "square" rule
Recommended software

Bobby Fischer
Teaches Chess

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Chess Basics
by Nigel Short

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Simple Checkmates
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PixelPusher vo.3

All recommended chess software for different platforms


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