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Chess Club - Tournaments and Tactics (Middle School)

In this ongoing club, middle school learners will practice strategies and socialize while playing one of the world's greatest games.
Andrew Linke
195 total reviews for this teacher
64 reviews for this class
Completed by 455 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

How Outschool Works

Available Times


Next on Thu, Sep 29

Meets Once per week
11:00 – 11:50 AM
7 learners enrolled

Next on Fri, Sep 30

Meets Once per week
10:00 – 10:50 AM

Next on Fri, Sep 30

Meets Once per week
12:00 – 12:50 PM
5 learners enrolled

Next on Tue, Oct 4

Meets Once per week
10:00 – 10:50 AM

Next on Tue, Oct 4

Meets Once per week
1:00 – 1:50 PM
6 learners enrolled
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Students will increase their skill in chess and, through playing, improve their strategic thinking. They will learn to both win and lose politely and with dignity.  
I have been teaching students how to play chess and managing middle school chess clubs for over a decade, with a special focus on gifted learners, students on the autism spectrum, and providing a space for LQBTQ+ students.
Homework is not assigned, but students may play extra games of chess between classes to increase their ranking. 
I will post links to relevant puzzles, lessons, and chess tactic drills each week so kids can continue to practice between meetings.  
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will receive an automatically generated ranking from as they play.
I will provide feedback for students on their progress and strategies, including both verbal commentary and visual guidance using illustrations on the chess board. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
♝ Parents must create a account for their child to play and join my private server on so students can find one another. 

Learners will need a free account to play. I strongly recommend enabling "Safe Mode" in the privacy settings of to prevent kids from chatting or sending messages on the website. 
I will post links to recommended lessons in the learning and puzzle library each week. 


Andrew Linke
Lives in the United States
Photography, Strategy games, and Storytelling!
195 total reviews
131 completed classes

About Me

I've been a teacher for more than a dozen years and involved with Scouting and working in the outdoors for nearly thirty years. I was homeschooled for my entire life, an experience which gave me the opportunity to pursue my interests and explore... 
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