class offerings

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pawns & knights

Mondays - Thursdays
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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bishops & rooks

Wednesdays
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

class curriculum

We teach a range of chess classes spanning introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. Each class builds upon a student's foundation of chess knowledge. Students learn key concepts through an instructional lesson and integrate these concepts immediately by solving tactical puzzles and playing practice games. Students advance to their next learning rank through puzzle-based testing and by competing in tournaments such as Friday Knights and Tournament of Champions.

 

Practice Chess games to test strategies, tactics and techniques. Located in Orange County, CA. Serving Tustin, Irvine and surrounding communities.
Chess Puzzle solving and training in Orange County, CA. Improve problem solving and pattern recognition skills.
Instructional Chess Lesson in Orange County, California

instructional
lesson

Students follow a curriculum-based approach and learn unique strategies, tactics, and techniques each session. Students are constantly encouraged to actively participate by asking questions and suggesting ideas.

puzzle 
solving

Each student progresses through their puzzle workbook to improve problem-solving and pattern recognition skills. Coaches assist students through the their puzzles and offer individual feedback.

practice
games

Students test their abilities utilizing their newly learned strategies, tactics, and techniques. Coaches pair students to ensure an appropriate challenge. Students practice good sportsmanship and adopt a positive, learning attitude.

Which CLASS do I attend?

PAWNS

students you can 
find in this class:

  • Ages 6+ 

  • Introductory level or no prior experience

  • Understanding of piece movements & rules

  • No formal coaching of chess strategy, tactics and theory

KNIGHTS

students you can 
find in this class:

  • Ages 6+

  • Some formal coaching of chess strategy, tactics and theory

  • Basic knowledge of tactics and strategy

  • Knows basic checkmate patterns

BISHOPS

students you can 
find in this class:

  • Ages 9+ 

  • Tournament ready player

  • Good understanding of tactics, strategy and endgame technique

  • Has dedicated considerable amount of hours studying and practicing chess

students you can 
find in this class:

  • Ages 9+

  • Competes in rated tournaments 

  • Advanced understanding of tactics, strategy and endgame technique

  • Analyzes own games to improve mistakes and weaknesses

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