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Chess: Rookie

The Philadelphia School

Monday, October 3, 2016 - Monday, December 5, 2016
The Philadelphia School 2501 Lombard Street PhiladelphiaPA  19146
Monday, October 3, 2016 - Monday, December 5, 2016
The Philadelphia School 2501 Lombard Street PhiladelphiaPA  19146

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What's Included

TPS’s 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, checkmate, and stalemate). These Rookie players will typically be kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders, although some may be a grade older. This group will learn about center control, development of knights and bishops, and king safety. We will focus on the difference between "trading" pieces and "hanging" pieces. Thinking BEFORE touching is our number one priority. We will ask ourselves, "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 and most popular games. Complimentary ASEP coverage is available for preschool and kindergarten students during the two week transition period before this club begins. If you are in need of this coverage, please select the specific days under Session Options. (Please note: There is no ASEP 5-day or Faculty/Staff discount for this club.)

About This Organizer

The Philadelphia School is an independent, preschool - 8th grade progressive school located at 25th and Lombard Street in Center City.

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The Philadelphia School 2501 Lombard Street PhiladelphiaPA  19146
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