Chess Strategy for Kids!

Learning strategies for game play and life.

“Chess is The Art of Analysis”

This quote from former World Champion Michail Botvinnik describes the most important aspect of learning the game of chess. By learning this game, students, especially at a young age, learn to see the world and solve real life problems in a different way. They learn to think strategically making decisions based on sound analysis while looking at threats and opportunities from every corner of the board (or their life).

To participate, please attend the next class!

Beginner Classes

Wednesday, Sep. 19th 2012 at 6-7pm

1400 Coppermine Terrace

Baltimore, MD

Unrated (no USCF rating). Completely new to chess - the student does not know the names of pieces or how they move.

($20 per class)

Some principles beginners can expect to


1: Board and pieces

2: Moves of the pieces

3: Attacking and capturing

4: The pawn

5: Defending

6: Check and + getting out of check

7: Mate

8: Stalemate

9: Castling

10: Profitable exchange

11: Twofold attack

12: Draw

13: Mating with the queen

14: Taking ‘en passant’

15: The notation

Novice Classes

Wednesday, Sep. 19th 2012 at 7:15-8:45pm

1400 Coppermine Terrace

Baltimore, MD

Knows the names of pieces, how they move, and may know basic chess tactics. Student may have USCF rating 800 or below.

($30 per class)

Some principles novice players can

expect to learn:

1: Activity of pieces

2: Double attack: queen (1)

3: Double attack: queen (2)

4: The pin

6: Best move analysis

7: Mate in two

8: Double attack: knight

9: Mating with the rook

10: Double attack: RBQK

11: Discovered attack

12: Defending against mate

13: The short notation

A new class from Gleger Center of Mathematics

Gleger Center of Mathematics is a program for accelerated students with a strong emphasis on developing problem solving strategies and life long study skills.

We are a community of like minded parents and students who are devoted to high academic achievement and a well-rounded education.

We believe that by introducing young minds to diverse knowledge, they will succeed as exceptional life long problem solvers.