The focus is to move beyond playing. The class will introduce slightly more complicated ideas (for instance avoiding allowing your opponent to fork, or pin) and strategies.  More complex checkmates may be covered, and simple traps may be introduced.  Geared towards more confident students and older kids. 


Taught by the International Chess Academy

The ICA was founded with the aim of providing chess instruction and chess seminars at all levels and to a variety of audiences. Chess is a complex game of strategy that incorporates elements of art, science, and sports. Studying chess disciplines the mind, and develops logical thinking and abstract reasoning skills that help a person well beyond the chess board. The aim of our Chess Program is to teach chess to children of all school ages and of different abilities. High-level instruction in addition to supervised play will be provided to students of all levels. Emphasis is on achieving excellence, enhance problem solving, logical reasoning skills, creativity and forging lifelong friendships!


Dates: 10 Classes on 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

Note: No Class on President’s Day 2/18


Capacity: 6-14 students


MONDAY AFTERNOON: Beginner/Advanced Chess (All Ages)