Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Every Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, except as noted below.
This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments. The atmosphere is casual and fun, meant to inspire the love of the game, but classroom behavior and following the rules always apply.
Come learn at the oldest chess club in the U.S., the historic Mechanics' Institute.
Coach Andew Trattner
Andy started playing competitive chess in high school. He scored three losses and a draw in his first tournament, earning a USCF rating of 737. By viewing every game as a learning opportunity, he improved to become the top rated high school graduate in his state. Andy continued playing chess in college, where he ran the chess club and taught fellow students how to play. He found chess to be a wonderful cultural bridge when visiting places like Spain, Germany, and Peru. His love of the game led him to teach hundreds of elementary through high school students at schools in San Diego and St. Louis. Andy holds a B.S. in math with computer science and currently works at Scale AI in downtown SF.