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Tricks & Traps in the Chess Opening

In this 1 time class, students will learn fun ways to zing their opponent right away using tricks and traps like the fried liver attack --no, you don't eat it!-- the 4-Move checkmate, & the fork-trick.
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Meets once
55 minute class

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Students will learn tactics, opening skills, tricks and traps in the opening to use against their opponents, and work on their ability to see the whole chess board as well as heighten their skills at using their pieces to work together.
I've been a chess teacher for 27 years, working in some of New York City's finest schools and developing volunteer chess programs across all the boroughs. I've spent the last 10 years working almost exclusively in special needs schools. For the last 3 years, I've enjoyed working remotely only, getting to know students all around the world. I was a scholastic chess champion so I understand the pressures and joys of competitive playing as well as the benefits of simply playing socially and for fun. I love sharing chess because it is a language that everyone can speak. Chess also is wonderful for developing good decision-making skills, teaching you how to think ahead, helping you become more resilient and grow cognitively, and while chess does improve your logical brain it Also helps your creative thinking powers grow stronger. 
Since the class is happening only once, there will be no homework assigned.
I've found that I can share the remote-control on my screen when my students are on computers as opposed to i-pads. It's not necessary that they use a computer, but it might be a little more fun.
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I'm happy to speak / email with parents at a mutually-convenient time after the class has ended.
55 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
I'll be sharing my screen to show I like to use their analysis board to set up chess positions and play out games. Students don't need an account to this site. I also will share my remote control access so that students can move pieces on the analysis screen and (depending on time) lichess's tactic study section. I still retain control of the zoom meeting and the board.


Lives in the United States
25 Years Experience as an Educator

About Me

Hi! I'm Sari, a New York City native recently relocated to the beautiful countryside of Tennessee where I'm living in a solar-powered cabin on a hilltop overlooking an apple orchard, raising my family among 11 dogs, 1 parrot, and 100 acres of... 
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