After learning piece movement and the rules of chess, this adult beginner class covers the basic elements and strategies in a classroom setting. This course combines theory and play. Special offer for 2019: enrol in this course at an introductory price with 50% off. This discount will automatically apply upon online enrolment.
Chess is a game and a sport which has an aesthetic quality which can make it an art form too. A game for the mind that can be played with eyes open or closed, it will help develop your memory, concentration, focus and logical and spatial thinking. Chess has enthralled people for 1500 years, with only a few tweaks to the rules throughout the centuries and in today's world where computers are now better players, chess can still capture people's imagination and give you the opportunity to discipline yourself and learn and improve from your failures every time you play.
Those who are new or relatively new to chess and want to learn the basics. Those who'd like to start playing chess at home or a club and want to build confidence first.
I learned to play chess at 8 years of age, and took it quite seriously in my mid to late forties. Going to my local club I would play a few games every week and I quickly improved. I started teaching chess to primary school children when I moved to New Zealand from wales, so it seems a natural progression to now teach the game and some of its finer aspects to adults who have not spent extensive study on chess before.