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July 08 - 12, 2024

Chess - Beyond the Basics Week 4

Bay Farm School • 200 Aughinbaugh Way AlamedaCA  94502 Organized by Alameda Education Foundation
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This post-beginner/intermediate level summer camp is for those with a solid grasp of chess fundamentals. Potential campers are expected to already know: chessboard terminology and square identification; how the various pieces move and capture, plus their relative values; pawn promotion; the crucial concepts of check, checkmate, and stalemate; the special move of castling; opening goals and principles; basic endgame checkmates using major pieces; and last, but not least, good chess etiquette. Potential campers unfamiliar with more than a couple of these essential topics would be better off enrolling in the AEF/ACC novice/beginner level summer camp, "Learn to Play Chess". AEF/ACC chess camps are a mix time-wise of instruction and supervised play. Instruction at the post-beginner/intermediate level will focus on learning tactics and strategy through the explanation of games and positions from historical players and events, and/or current/recent top-level competitions. The instructor will organize and run a week-long unofficial tournament, with labeled medals as awards for all participants upon completion. With its nearly 1500 years of history, chess is arguably the greatest and most popular board game of all time. Numerous studies have suggested that learning and playing chess at an early age can yield various benefits regarding cognitive skills. Confidence, decision-making, and sportsmanship are other areas of potential improvement. The benefits and enjoyment of chess can last a lifetime!


July 08 - 12, 2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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Bay Farm School

200 Aughinbaugh Way AlamedaCA  94502

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