Chess ClassGrades 4 - 12
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2020-08-11 - 2021-05-15
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Thu: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Cost: $50 / Semester
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About the Course
Chess, one of the oldest and most popular board games, is played by two opponents on a checkered board with specially designed pieces of contrasting colors, commonly white and black. White moves first, after which the players alternate turns in accordance with fixed rules, each player attempting to force the opponent’s principal piece, the King, into checkmate—a position where it is unable to avoid capture.
Besides just being a fun game, studies have shown that playing chess helps unleash your originality and problem solving skills. Chess activates both the left and right side of the brain at the same time which creates a better concentration for other school classes, which in turn can raise a student's grades and IQ.
I am currently in 12th grade and have been playing chess since the age of six. I began playing competitively about 4 years ago and have competed in many tournaments. As a freshman, I won the individual KY high school state championship and as a sophomore and junior, my high school chess team took first in the state of Kentucky. I have lived in Jeffersonville, Indiana, all of my life, and am happy to be a Christian. I will be offering a chess class this year for 4th to 12th graders that I hope will be an excellent learning opportunity for students to train their minds and also to just have fun with the game of chess.