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Cool Chess! Beginner 2 Lesson 5--The Arabian and Hallway Checkmates
The students will learn how to checkmate with the Arabian Checkmate and the Hallway Checkmate. #builder #superstar
US Grade 2 - 5
The students will learn how to make an Arabian Checkmate by using a Knight and a Rook to checkmate the King trapped in a corner. This checkmate is one of the oldest checkmates because the moves of the Knight and Rook have not changed for over a thousand years, while the moves of the other pieces have changed. The students will also learn how to do the Hallway Checkmate by trapping the King in the middle of the board by using Rooks or Queens to guard the Ranks or Files, or "Hallways" on the...
The students will become stronger chess players when they learn how to spot the possible checkmates on the board and use their pieces to effectively carry out the checkmating plan. The Arabian Checkmate and the Hallway Checkmate are basic checkmates that all chess players need to know to improve their playing skills.
Homework OfferedStudents will receive chess puzzle sheets to be printed out. The chess puzzle sheets will be discussed in class to make sure all students understand how to solve them.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedA learner is assessed by understanding the answers on each chess puzzle sheet and knowing how to checkmate to win their games. When a student practices chess at home with others, or on-line, their skills will increase--this will reflect in their knowledge of the game.
2 files available upon enrollmentStudents should have a pencil in class and the chess puzzles printed out, which will be attached in a PDF form in the Classroom.
We will be using the lichess.org website for students to play chess games on-line. The students will be copying the game link and pasting it in the Zoom Chat Box for other students to click on and access the game. Usernames and passwords to lichess.org will not be used for this class.
ChessKid.com is an additional resource that can help the students to improve their chess skills. This website provides Chess Puzzles, practice against chess bots, and informative videos which are made by Grand Masters.
Meet the teacher
I am a retired public school teacher of 26 years and currently am a Supervisor of Academic Programming for the Central New York Chess organization on Outschool...
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Live video meetings
1-4 learners per class