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Beginners Chess (Grades K-3)
This class is geared towards kids that are new or relatively new to chess. Learn and reinforce basic principles. This class covers the topics like: Piece names/movement, starting position, turn-sequence, piece values, special rules, general board competencies, and checks/checkmates. We'll learn about notations for reading (and writing) games. We'll do lots of problem-solving work, so be prepared to exercise your brain.  
Classes are about an hour: a 40-45 minute lesson, plus playing time. Students will be able to play with each other as well as their instructor to practice their skills and learn.

Advanced Beginners Chess (Grades 2-7)
This class is geared towards students who already know chess rules/basics. It is preferable to have students who know all of the rules of chess before signing up for this chess session. This class will concentrate on the specific offensive and defensive strategies with a review of fundamental opening, middlegame, and endgame strategies. Each week the students will be introduced to a new tactic and/or strategy such as pins, forks, discovered attacks, and skewers. Students will also learn basic checkmating patterns such as how to checkmate with a king and queen vs. king. We'll learn about notations for reading (and writing) games. We'll do lots of problem-solving work, so be prepared to exercise your brain. Students will be able to play with each other as well as their instructor to practice their skills and learn.

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Beginners Chess - Session I 
N/A K - 3 01/23/2023 - 02/27/2023
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Code Wiz, 347 Main Street, Reading
$174.00 R, $179.00 NR
 
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Beginners Chess - Session II 
N/A K - 3 03/06/2023 - 04/10/2023
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Code Wiz, 347 Main Street, Reading
$174.00 R, $179.00 NR
 
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Advanced Beginners Chess - Session I 
N/A 2 - 7 Su  01/15/2023 - 02/19/2023
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Code Wiz, 347 Main Street, Reading
$174.00 R, $179.00 NR
 
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Advanced Beginners Chess - Session II 
N/A 2 - 7 Su  03/05/2023 - 04/09/2023
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Code Wiz, 347 Main Street, Reading
$174.00 R, $179.00 NR
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