Participation in Chess has been shown to increase test scores in reading and math. Chess helps develop critical thinking, problem solving abilities, concentration, memory, attention span, patience, sportsmanship, and other skills. Students will learn basic principles and strategy of how to open a chess game, how to conduct the middlegame, and how to win (or avoid losing) in the endgame. Many other basic to advanced level tactics are also taught. Class is for beginning to advanced players. Instructor: Roy Truelson. No class Nov. 21.