Chess for N00bs 101

Miami, FL 33131, USA


About this class

Rules of the game: how pawns/pieces move & capture; what is attack, castle, 'en passant', pawn promotion; check; checkmate; notation – I.e. The “abc’s” of chess. Basic strategy: checkmate -or the goal of the game development of pieces (more squares means stronger pieces) stalemate capturing the opponent’s pieces piece value (absolute, and relative) Check Mate Concepts (The common‘how to's”) a) mate with queen & king against king b) mate with 2 rooks, or 1 rook 1 queen (Ladder mate) c) mate with 1 rook and king against king d) mate traps in the beginning of the game (scholar’s, fool’s, Legal’s) e) mate traps in the middle game (Batteries, plus Smother, anastasia, Arabian, etc.) · Basic End-Of-Game principles a) King becomes strong at end-of the game b) Pawn & King against King (opposition, flanking) c) Simple end-game positions for practice

Class Requirements

  • Your own chess board
  • Chess pieces
  • Clock
  • Positive attitude
  • Your own lunch

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$3 to enroll


Dates to Learn:

10/25/2018 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM 10/16/2018 08:30 AM - 11:15 AM 10/11/2018 11:30 AM - 01:05 AM 10/12/2018 01:05 AM - 02:15 AM 10/11/2018 12:15 PM - 03:15 AM 10/11/2018 03:10 AM - 05:20 AM


Miami, FL 33131, USA


Message Teacher

Dimitri Syros


Oct 2018

Excellent class. James brown was so funny! Really made me want to get on up!

Teacher Information

James Brown


  • Joined in October 2018

100% positive rating

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