Step 2 Class
Step 2 Class
Step 2 Class
Step 2 Class

Step 2 Class

Regular price $400.00
Unit price  per 

A note from our Top Instructor:

Steps classes can be a great way to make lifelong friends! About two years ago, Nolan started a Step 1 class where he taught the kids in the class the basics of chess. Today, those same kids are still taking classes together. That group has made it all the way up to Step 5 now and are playing chess at a competitive level. Best of all, they are all good friends and play chess together outside of chess classes! 


Classes start November 10th, 2023.

Each class will meet for one hour sessions over ten weeks.

Step 2

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:

  • Piece Activity
  • Double Attacks
  • Pins
  • Eliminating the Defender
  • Opening Principles
  • Mate in 2
  • Mating with King and Rook vs. King
  • Discovered Attack
  • Defending Against Mate
  • Intermediate Moves

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 12 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!

Time: Friday 5pm ET

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