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Various Chess Classes & Tournaments for Adults
Check out the Chess Department offerings

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Online Classes, Events & Tournaments, and Services

 

Class Schedule for Adults & Advanced Scholastic players
Day & Time Class
Monday 4:00 - 5:30PM PT Chess Cafe
Monday 6:30 - 8:00PM PT Game Review Class with FM Paul Whitehead
Wednesday 5:00-6:00PM PT Free Adult Beginner Class for Mechanics' Members
Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00PM PT Endgame Lab with FM Paul Whitehead
Sunday 10:00AM - 12:00PM PT Free Women's Class by Sophie Adams

 

Classes are 90 minutes long and conducted via zoom meeting. Details ofthe class are sent via email.
If registering for multiple classes, registration can be used anytime within the next 2 months.

 

1) Mondays 4:00-5:30PM PT --- Chess Cafe
Course Dates: Ongoing

Casual meeting to talk about chess, life and everything. Join 3-time US Champion GM Nick de Firmian and FM Paul Whitehead as they give a lecture and class in a fun casual atmosphere where you can discuss games, learn strategy, discuss chess current events and interact in a fun casual atmosphere. Enter our Monday chess café for the pure love of the game. Class suitable for ALL level of players and FREE for MI members.

FREE for Mechanics' members. $5 for non-members. -- Registration is needed to receive the zoom link.

More information: https://www.milibrary.org/chess/chess-cafe

Register: https://mechanics-institute.jumbula.com/2021OnlineClasses/2021ChessCafe

 

2) Mondays 6:30-8PM - Game Review Class with FM Paul Whitehead
Course Dates: Ongoing

Celebrate your finest victories, and learn from your worst mistakes! The key to success in chess lies in understanding your own games.

Where did I go wrong? Was that a good move/idea? What should I have done?
By correcting mistakes and incorrect thinking, and by developing a personal style and good chess habits, we can all improve our game. Each week we will go over participants' games sent in for review, turning the microscope on, advising in all aspects of your game: from the opening choices you make, to the endgame knowledge you should have. Join the class and discussion every Monday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
$20 Mechanics' members. $25 for non-members. -- Registration is needed to receive the zoom link.
 

3) Wednesdays 5-PM - Free Adult Beginner Class for Mechanics' Members
1st 9-week session: November 18 through January 20 (12/23 off)
New session: January 27 through March 24

Are you an adult who wants to put learning chess on top of your New Year's resolution! Get a head start with us at the Mechanics' Institute! This virtual class is open to any MI member who has no knowledge of the game or who knows the very basics and wants to improve. Taught by MI Chess Director Abel Talamantez along with Judit Sztaray and other MI staff, we will patiently walk through all the basics at a pace suitable for our class. Our goal is to teach piece movement basics, checkmate patterns, importance of development, and general strategy. We will also show students how to play online so they may practice. The goal of the class is to open a new world of fun and joy through the magic and beauty of chess, from one of the oldest and proudest chess clubs in the world. 

Registration: Free for MI members. Members will have to register online to secure their spot and to receive an email confirming the Zoom link.

More information: https://www.milibrary.org/chess/free-adult-beginner-class-mechanics-members

Registrer for NEW session: https://mechanics-institute.jumbula.com/2021OnlineClasses/FreeAdultBeginnerClassforMechanicsMembersJanMar2021

 

4) Wednesdays 6:30-8PM - Endgame Lab with FM Paul Whitehead
Course Dates: January 11 through February 17 (6 classes)

For tournament players looking to solve some of toughest situations they face, here is the class to help you learn the essentials to work out and win or save games.
FM Paul Whitehead’s Endgame Lab Class will focus solely on endgame techniques and will teach you the essentials in a 6-week course meant to build endgame skills you need to get your chess to the next level. Here is the syllabus for the course:

$150 Mechanics' members. $180 for non-members. Few single class registrations are available -- Registration is needed to receive the zoom link.

More information: https://www.milibrary.org/chess/endgame-lab-fm-paul-whitehead

Register: https://mechanics-institute.jumbula.com/2021OnlineClasses/EndgameLabbyFMPaulWhitehead

 

5) Free Women's Online Chess Class by FIDE trainer Sophie Adams
Sundays 10AM - 12PM

Come join us on Sundays as we are offering a free class for women from 10am-12pm(noon) online.
Coached by FIDE Trainer Sophie Adams, this class is for women and girls looking to develop their chess skills with a community of women. Knowledge of piece movements and mates is expected. Registration is required so we may send the links for players to join. Zoom will be required to participate, and we will include optional links to participate in online platforms like chess.com if players would like to play with each other online.

Be sure to be a part of the Mechanics' Women's Chess Club on chess.com: https://www.chess.com/club/mechanics-womens-club

If you haven't already joined, please click request to JOIN and please put your full name when requesting.
If you are not yet part of the club, you can also choose to send your username to us, and we can send you an invite.

We are proud to offer this opportunity to bring communities together through chess. 

More information: https://www.milibrary.org/chess/free-womens-online-chess-class

Class is free, but must register to receive class information: https://mechanics-institute.jumbula.com/2021OnlineClasses/FREEWomensOnlineChessClassSundays1012

 
Upcoming Tournament Schedule -- https://www.milibrary.org/chess/calendar

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Members may join free or for a registration fee.
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