07/22/2024 - 07/26/2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

University School of Milwaukee

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Beginner Camp Description

This class is for those new to chess or with ratings less than 800 who want to improve their chess skills. Students will work on chess fundamentals including opening strategy, the 5 basic checkmates, and tactics such as Forks, Pins and Discovered Check. Students will experience a balance of chess play and instruction. They compete in a 5-round tournament with the top 3 players winning trophies and everyone else receiving a medal. In the Intermediate class all phases of the game will be covered including chess notation and game analysis. Those that have played two to three years are recommended to take the intermediate class. For students entering grades 2 – 8.