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Chess Tactics for Developing Players

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 8:00pm

Chess Tactics for Developing Players

10-week online course taught by Coach Colin Shober


 Tactics are the magic of chess. The study of tactics involves applying your knowledge of chess to unlock mysteries on the chessboard for a material or winning advantage. What's more, they are a lot of fun to learn, producing an equivalent excitement to any Sudoku or New York Times crossword puzzle. In this class for new and developing players, we will cover elementary tactics such as pins, forks, skewers, and discoveries and then move on to combinations. We will move at a smooth pace to ensure understanding and provide resources for additional practice away from the class. Students will be challenged while having fun in this continuation class for any chess enthusiast and participants from our beginner class.


Class time: Wednesdays 7-8PM

Platform: Zoom meeting - link will be sent via email.

Class ideal for developing players in the range of unrated (beginner) to 1000 USCF rating.

Fee:  Non - MI-members: $220 - 10 classes (prorated $22/class).
         MI-members: $180 - 10 classes (prorated $18/class)