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Chess I (Rookie) with Ross Colby

Germantown Friends School

Monday, April 11, 2016 - Monday, May 23, 2016
Germantown Friends School 31 West Coulter Street PhiladelphiaPA  19144
Monday, April 11, 2016 - Monday, May 23, 2016
Germantown Friends School 31 West Coulter Street PhiladelphiaPA  19144

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What's Included

Chess expert Ross Colby’s Lunchtime Rookie Chess Club is designed for students who have recently learned the rules of chess (e.g., how to move the pieces, the relative value of each piece, and the meaning of check, castling, checkmate and stalemate). This group will learn about center control, development of knights and bishops and king safety, and will focus on the difference between “trading” pieces and “hanging” pieces. Thinking BEFORE touching is our number one priority. Participants will learn to ask themselves, “What is my opponent trying to do?” and “What is going to happen to my piece if I go there?” The emphasis is not on winning, but on having fun while learning one of the world’s oldest, most popular and rewarding games. Please note: Newcomers should contact Ross about making necessary arrangements to be brought up to speed.

About This Organizer

Germantown Friends School (GFS) is a coeducational K - 12 school in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that is under the supervision of the Germantown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).   

Organizer Info

  • Germantown Friends School

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Germantown Friends School 31 West Coulter Street PhiladelphiaPA  19144
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