Each class will meet for one hour sessions over ten consecutive weeks.
The Step 2 Class is ideal for children who have finished Step 1+ or have successfully competed in beginner tournaments. They should be able to apply Step 1 concepts with the skill and consistency of a player who solves 1+ tasks accurately.
This course is the best way for students to move into the world of tactics: Double attacks, pins, discovered attacks, removing the defender, etc. Step 2 students will more deeply master the idea of winning material, attacking the opponent, and thinking ahead. Those who become sharp tacticians will be able to compete very successfully in a wide range of tournaments. In ten lessons, students will learn about:
Eliminating the Defender
Mate in 2
Mating with King and Rook vs. King
Defending Against Mate
Lessons will use zoom in combination with our interactive online coaching platform. Regular HW will be assigned electronically to help students solidify and apply the concepts being taught. Class is limited to 10 students, to ensure each student receives the individual attention required for them to thrive. We look forward to helping your children move forward in the world of tournament chess!