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Road to Chess Expert #1 - Zero to Hero (Learn Chess in 60 Minutes!)

In this class, students will learn all the foundational rules to play the game of chess, both recreationally and competitively.
Kent L
43 total reviews for this teacher
8 reviews for this class
Completed by 31 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
60 minutes
per class
Meets once
12-17
year olds
1-5
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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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn how to play the game of chess, whether recreationally or competitively:
-How to set a chessboard and pieces.
-How to move pawns/pieces.
-How to play the chess game.
-Learn algebraic notation, enabling students to read modern chess articles/books and watch online chess commentators effectively.
-Rules of check (3 ways to stop a check) and checkmate.
-Special rules (Castling, en passant).
-How to draw the game.
-Basic time control.
Hello there! My name is Kent, and I am a United States Chess Federation Expert-Level player (USCF Elo Rating 2050), putting me in the top 3% of all US chess rated players. I have won the Ohio Chess Championship and Cleveland Open, state-wide chess tournaments. I am excited to teach your learner how to excel at chess, given my background in teaching chess for hundreds of hours for 100+ students to become intermediate to advanced chess players.
Highly recommend playing the game on chess.com or lichess.org after class is over to ensure that student is aware of all rules.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessment.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Kent L
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Professional USCF Expert Chess Player
43 total reviews
43 completed classes

About Me

Hello there! My name is Kent, and I am a United States Chess Federation Expert-Level player (USCF Elo Rating 2050), putting me in the top 3% of all US chess rated players and playing chess competitively for over 10 years. I have won the Ohio Chess... 
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