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Rook No Further! It’s Time for Chess Club!

January 13th, 2021 by Becca Tellinghuisen

All students will take part in Chess Club which will meet during the last hour of the day on four Fridays: January 22, January 29, February 5, and February 12. Students will be dismissed at the regular time. Homeschool partners should contact their teacher if they would like to participate.

FAQs:

Do I need to bring a chess set to chess club?
Trinitas has purchased new chess sets to be used during chess club, so you do not bring a chess set.

I don’t know anything about chess! How will I participate?
Chess is a challenging game and one you will enjoy. You will enjoy it more if you take some time to learn about it now. Visit www.kidchess.com and learn a little bit each day or on the weekends.

Start by going to the LEARN CHESS tab and begin with SETTING UP. Remember, use the kidchess website by clicking on LEARN CHESS which is a free section with tutorials and games. Under LEARN CHESS, use the SKILL LEVEL tab to get guidance on your child’s level.

What if no one at home can play chess with me. How can I practice?
Play practice games here: http://www.kidchess.com/play-chess/ezchess/. Use the LEARN CHESS tab to learn the basics or review the basics of the game.

Am I too young to play chess?
All of our students can learn to play chess. Using the www.kidchess.com website is one way to help teach your child the basics ahead of time. Play games using only the pawns at first.

Will Chess Club be different this year due to COVID-19 guidelines and protocols?
Yes, Chess Club pairings and games will be kept within each classroom. We look forward to next year when we can connect all the grades in Chess Club once again! Our older students enjoy playing against the younger students and vice versa.