Chess Summer Classes
Monday 5th July to Wednesday 25th August 2021
Chess Courses for Juniors (boys & girls) aged 518
Click below for Course Registration
LOCATION:
Classes are held weekly at the:
Swieqi Chess Club
Triq Josef Kalleya
Swieqi SWQ 3555
Landline: 27310375
Mobile: 79007001
DATES & TIMES:
Parents have a choice for each of the lessons as outlined below:
1st LESSON
Mondays: 10am  11:30am or 1pm2:30pm
2nd LESSON
Wednesdays: 10am  11:30am or 1pm2:30pm
3rd LESSON
Fridays: 10am  11:30am or 1pm2:30pm
COVID19 MEASURES:
Due to the COVID19 virus the following measures have been put into place.

There shall be no more than 6 students per class.

All students (including instructor) shall wear a face mask at all times during the lesson.

Temperature readings shall be taken and recorded. Any student with a temperature reading of 37.2 or above shall not be allowed to attend the lesson.

Hand sanitizer shall be used upon entering the class.

Parents are required to fill out contact tracing details on behalf of their child(ren) at the start of each lesson.
LESSON STRUCTURE (Please scroll further down the page for course content)

There are a total of 35 lessons with each lesson being 90 minutes in duration. The first 3040 minutes of the class will consist of interactive instruction followed by 20 minutes of tactic puzzles for students to solve with the remainder of the class being dedicated to handson chess practice with other students.

A certificate of completion along with a medal will be awarded to each student provided they have an attendance rate of 80%.
COST:
The course is comprised of 35 lessons and will be covered over a period of 2 months with 3 lessons (90 minutes each) a week.
PRICES
Option 1: €200 (saving of €80) whole course fee.
Option 2: €8 per lesson of 90 minutes.
On completion of Course
Beginner Course (Step 1): In the first step, the elementary knowledge is acquired which every successful chess player needs. The early stages of the course thus present easily comprehensible steps and exercises, which are immediately assimilated through play. In addition, the course is complemented by a lot of new activities for learning and practice.
35 Lessons

The chessboard and the pieces

How the pieces of move

Special moves

The life of a chess king

Mate in one move

Mate by a queen

Mate by a rook

Mate by two bishops

Basic mate configurations

Introduction to chess openings

Introduction to chess middlegames

How a game can end

Combination basics

The sacrifice

The deflection

The decoy

The pin and the skewer

Typical combinations 1

Typical combinations 2

Development tales

The safety of the king

The center

Activity

Pawn structures

Introduction to chess endgames

The basics of pawn endgames 1

The basics of pawn endgames 2

The basics of rook endgames

The basics of knight endgames

The basics of bishop endgames

The basics of queen endgames

Open positions

Closed positions

Semiopen positions

Gambits