7 Level Curriculum System Classes Specialized Training Classes
7 Level Curriculum System Class Registration
Practice Class - Sundays 12noon-1:30pm Specialized Training Class
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Examples of Skills Taught
Times & Days
A Pawn is a student who has passed my Junior Pawn Curriculum test
(10 basic skills).
Some students struggle in their Knight or Bishop classes (Pawn students also welcome) not winning as many games as they would like and seeing their rating lower than they would like. They might have feelings of wanting to quit because they feel they are not going to improve. This is very common & this class helps those students. In these 1.5 hours, all students play as many practice games as possible without the pressure of keeping score, using clocks, nor having these games rated. I also give all students exercises throughout the class helping with their calculation and pattern recognition skills (usually the main reason why they are not experienceing the success in their USCF games as they would like is they need to improve these skills). If I see a skill in one of the games that can help all students, I will point this out to all. Top this off with a fun pizza lunch and this class will and give them the improvement they need to jump back into the rated games classes and begin to experience the success they hope for. Also, some students alternate this class with the rated games class which works as well. Cost is $15/class and includes two slices of pizza and a drink. No need to register beforehand...simply come on in and join the class.
Times & Days
Open to students who want to make fast and big improvement. These classes focus on pattern recognition, the most important skill in chess. There is no playing of games during these 2.5 hours. If you are interested in making big improvements fast and willing to put in the necessary effort, this class is for you. Open to all USCF rating levels and ages 5-18.
7 Level Curriculum System
Practice Class - Sundays 12noon-1:30pm
Specialized Training Class