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Cool Chess! Intermediate 1 Lesson 1--Piece Protection/Overloaded Pieces

The students will learn the importance of protecting their pieces on the board and will learn the meaning of an overloaded piece
Julie Blasingame
457 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
60 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times


Thu, Oct 27

Meet once (1 day)
1:30 – 2:30 PM
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Class Experience

By learning to protect their pieces and to watch out for overloaded pieces, the students will be more careful about their game, so as not to lose their pieces unnecessarily.
Students will receive a chess puzzle sheet to be printed out.  The chess puzzle  sheet will be discussed in the last few minutes of class to make sure all students understand how to solve them.
 2 files available upon enrollment
Students should have a pencil in class and the chess puzzles printed out, which will be attached in a PDF form in the Classroom.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
A 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.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will be using (no log-in or username required) in our class so the students will be able to play chess against each other on-line.

If your student is not familiar with the Chat box in the Zoom feature, please do a practice Zoom session with your student so that they can become familiar with this feature. They will need to be able to copy a link from and to be able to paste that link in the Chat box so that another student will be able to click on that link to play chess. 

They will need to go to:,
 -Click on the Invite a Friend tab at the top of the chess board.
-Click on the White King.
-Click on Create Game.
-Inside the window that pops up, click on the little black box on the right side (to save the link--it will highlight when saved)
-Click on the Chat box in Zoom (located at the bottom of the Zoom screen)
-A place will open up on your screen to paste that link (if using a mouse, you might need to right click on the mouse to paste it)
-Press Enter to send that link to the other person you are practicing with in Zoom.
-The other person will see a notification pop up in the Chat box, they will need to click on the notification and then click on the link.
-The other person will see a window that says "Accept Challenge?" They will need to click on it to accept it.
-A chess board will pop up, your student will be white, they will need to click on a piece, and move it to start the game.
-The other person will move a black piece and continue the game.

The students will play against each other by using the website. The students will not be logging in to the website with a username--the students will just copy the link of a game and paste it in the Chat Box. Another student will then click on that link from their Chat Box in order to play against that student.


Julie Blasingame
Lives in the United States
Coach Julie
457 total reviews
881 completed classes

About Me

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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