Chess Summer Classes

Monday 5th July to Wednesday 25th August 2021

Chess Courses for Juniors (boys & girls) aged 5-18

Click below for Course Registration

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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 1pm-2:30pm

2nd LESSON

Wednesdays: 10am - 11:30am or 1pm-2:30pm 

3rd LESSON

Fridays: 10am - 11:30am or 1pm-2:30pm

 

COVID-19 MEASURES:

Due to the COVID-19 virus the following measures have been put into place.

  1. There shall be no more than 6 students per class.

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

  3. 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.

  4. Hand sanitizer shall be used upon entering the class.  

  5. 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)

  1. There are a total of 35 lessons with each lesson being 90 minutes in duration.   The first 30-40 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 hands-on chess practice with other students.  

  2. 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
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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

  1. The chessboard and the pieces

  2. How the pieces of move

  3. Special moves

  4. The life of a chess king

  5. Mate in one move

  6. Mate by a queen

  7. Mate by a rook

  8. Mate by two bishops

  9. Basic mate configurations

  10. Introduction to chess openings

  11. Introduction to chess middlegames 

  12. How a game can end

  13. Combination basics

  14. The sacrifice

  15. The deflection

  16. The decoy

  17. The pin and the skewer

  18. Typical combinations 1

  19. Typical combinations 2

  20. Development tales

  21. The safety of the king

  22. The center

  23. Activity

  24. Pawn structures

  25. Introduction to chess endgames 

  26. The basics of pawn endgames 1

  27. The basics of pawn endgames 2

  28. The basics of rook endgames

  29. The basics of knight endgames

  30. The basics of bishop endgames

  31. The basics of queen endgames 

  32. Open positions

  33. Closed positions

  34. Semi-open positions

  35. Gambits