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Grades 4 - 12
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2021-08-08 - 2022-05-14
10 of 15 spaces left
Thu: 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Cost: $50 / Semester
Supplies: $15
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About the Course

Mr. Jarboe will be teaching this class 21-22. More information to come.

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. 

The class will involve the very basic fundamentals of chess all the way to advanced tactics in tricky chess positions. Class time will be one hour. The first 30 minutes students will learn new strategies, and then the last 30 minutes we will have fun applying them in chess games against each other. I will assign homework online through chess.com. The supply fee is for each student to have their own chess board, pieces, and a bag that they will use all year and then be able to keep. I will purchase the chess boards so they are all the same. The class is meant to be fun, and I think the students will love it :) .


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