YOUTH CHESS LESSONS & CAMPS IN PLEASANTON
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Chess is the fun game of strategy which improves focus and problem-solving skills!
Both our class and camp offerings utilize puzzles, timed play, chess notation, and alternative play formats in order to create a diverse and fun learning environment.
Players are grouped based on level of play and are immersed in a fun, supportive, and safe learning environment.
Beginners will learn rules of the game and basic approaches for positionally-sound play. Middle-game concepts such as pins, forks, skewers, and discovered attacks will be introduced.
Intermediate-level students will learn important openings and defenses. Middle- and end-game understanding will be strengthened. Forward-thinking tactics (such as sacrifices and traps) will be highlighted.
Advanced-level students will continue to expand their library of openings and defenses. Variations of classic board positions will be studied in order to foster a superior positional player.