Life Skills

How to Beat Your Friends in Chess With Simple Chess Tactics

In this class, we will go over basic tactics like pins,forks,skewers and discovery attacks that can be used to better your skills in the game of chess.Students will use logic and critical thinking to solve puzzles using the tactics learned.
Michael Siokis
17 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 80 learners

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse 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

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Next on Sun May 29

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8pm - 8:55pm

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Class Experience

Students will learn how to use forks, skewers, discovered attacks and pins in order to elevate their chess game. 
During my junior and senior year, I was part of my high school's chess club where we played chess, went over strategies/tactics and watched professional tournament games. I also play chess online in several official platforms like, Chess24 and LiChess. I have been studying the game of chess through books, videos, online classes, puzzles and of course practicing over the board. My ratings in are currently 1350 in Bullet (1 minute chess) and 1500 in Rapid (10 minute chess). I am also the co-founder of my university's chess team.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class. will be used as the platform to play games with each other and display examples of the tactics.


Michael SiokisScience (Biology, chemistry, astronomy, math), chess and basketball enthusiast with 2 year experience in tutoring biology, chemistry and math for high school students.
17 total reviews
23 completed classes

About Me

Hello Outschoolers! My name is Michael Siokis and I am currently a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, majoring in Neuroscience (pre-med track) and minoring in mathematics. I love to teach biology, chemistry, mathematics, chess... 
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