Beginner Chess – Planet Earth’s Most Popular Board Game

Instructor: Lawrence

From India to Persia to Europe and throughout the world, chess is the thinking person’s game. Come join us to find out how to muster your forces to vanquish your opponent and declare, “Checkmate!” in this legendary game.

Chess enthusiasts will learn:

  • Sportsmanship and courtesy of the game
  • The board and notation
  • The game pieces, their moves and their value
  • Special Situations:
    • Castling/en passant/check and checkmate/stalemate/pawn promotion
  • Phases of the game
  • Some openings
  • Some sample games
  • Play!

We will have board games and pieces available, but bring your phone for timing and internet tips.

No Class: 4/24 Instructor Bio: Kirk Lawrence is a well-loved, retired 31-year Canyon Middle School science teacher and Castro Valley resident.
  • Date(s): 4/10-5/1
  • Day(s): Wednesday
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Room 6
  • Sessions: 3 classes
  • Fees: $45
  • Register By: April 4
  • Course Code: 971000

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