Chess Coaching

Improve memory and IQ in this ancient strategy game for two. Dating back to 7th century India, chess has been played on boards and tabletops for years. It is the ultimate in forward-planning problem solving!

Programs

Chess 101 – Have fun defeating knights and toppling kings for the first time in our beginners’ program that teaches you all you need to know about the game.

Chess 102 – For those who are a little more experienced in the art of king-slaying, this program takes your tactical thinking to another level! The grand master of chess-learning.

Benefits of chess:

  • Improves concentration – focuses and engages young people’s minds.
  • Encourages creativity – chess comes out top when it comes to using both sides of the brain and creative thinking.
  • Stimulates brain power – the non-stop learning that chess provides encourages neural growth in the brain.
  • Practices problem solving – a constantly changing chess game provides endless problems to solve.
  • Proven to improve memory – remembering opponent’s moves and keeping track of masterplans mean chess is great for a child’s memory.
  • It also helps children read, learn self-control, and battles diseases such as Alzheimer’s in old age.

Areas of chess we cover:

  • Basics and Rules
  • Opening Goals & Principles
  • Understanding Value system
  • Attack v/s Defense
  • Basics of Tactics
  • Positional Understanding
  • Checkmate Patterns
  • Simplification
  • Endgame Tactics
All programs are overseen byWorld Chess Federation (FIDE) rated coaches. All participants to receive active mentorship via a gold membership on chesskid.com -the world’s leading online chess-teaching site.Each child to also receive chess kits to encourage them to share the game with friends and family – guaranteed to add tons of productive fun time at home!

Brief history of chess:

  • 7th century – Thought to have originated in India, inspired by the game chaturanga, which itself appears to have been adapted from the Eastern games xiangqi, janggi, and shogi.
  • 15th century – Evidence that the board pieces we play with today have their origins in Spain.
  • 19th century – Chess rules and regulations agreed upon and standardised.
  • 1886 – WilmelmSteinitz becomes the first internationally recognised World Chess Champion.
  • 1948 – Chess becomes regulated by World Chess Federation (FIDE).
  • 1960s – Computers programmed to play the game

Did you know? It is estimated that some grandmaster chess experts have as many as 300,000 position patterns stored in their memory!

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