Chess For Social Players


Chess can take half an hour to learn and a lifetime to master! Have you recently learnt how to play chess and want to progress further? Have you been playing on and off for years and are ready for a challenge ? Still trying to beat that friend of yours? This course is designed to give social/occasional players the skills and confidence to play at club level. Steve Mann is a former Sydney Junior Chess Champion with over 30 years of experience in chess tuition. He will guide you through the Opening, Middlegame and Endgame stages in a clear, relaxed and enthusiastic manner. Tactics, strategy and fun will be the operative themes. Steve is also an Early childhood Educator and professional musician.

Online Penrith on Friday

Beginning 29/10/2021 from 13:00:00 to 15:00:00

for 8 Weeks


Topics Covered include:

1 Identifying your strengths and weaknesses and working with them. Illustrative Game Practical Play 2 An in depth look at Tactics: Forks, Pins, Skewers, X Rays, Discovered Attack, Double Check etc. Checkmate solutions at varying levels Illustrative game Practical play 3 Simple to difficult endgame studies Illustrative game Practical play 4 How pawns control the game Positional play Strategic play Illustrative game Practical play 5 Developing an opening repertoire Specialise or Broaden? Illustrative game Practical play 6 A range of opening tactical examples/gambits Illustrative games Practical play 7 How to develop a plan Plan v No Plan – What to do if you have no plan. Illustrative game Practical play 8 Patterns of attack on the castled king Classic sacrifices Castling opposite sides Pawn storms Illustrative games Practical play 9 When to trade into an endgame Knight/Bishop endgames Rook endgames Illustrative games Practical play 10 Q + A and review of the course Illustrative games Practical play

Course Outcome

Students will have the skills and confidence to play chess at club or competitive level.

On the first session bring

Pen and a notebook

Items to be purchased during the course

Pen and notebook - $5

Special Issues To Note

NCC Code: 85CHBA421



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