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.