Chess Club News

  • Impressive!
    Wednesday, April 06, 2011 7:22 AM

    Impressive! That was the word which best described the chess day.

    The past few weeks have allowed me to actually sit down and play some of the kids. Today I played Cleo (calling her out because I was VERY impressed) and she proceeded to follow all the opening principles we had been working on earlier in the year. Perhaps a star in the making? Another Chess Queen?

    1. Attack the center
    2. Open lanes and get minor pieces into play.
    3. Get king into safety
    4. Protect your pieces

    We had a another Checkmate-In-2-Moves puzzle on the wall and a drawing from the goodies box for Otto. Look for many more of these to come in the next few weeks.

    I was also impressed by several young players who, without hesitation, scored some end game tags. I jumped for joy way more than they did.

    Thanks again to all the parents who help. As always, parents are welcome to come and play anytime.