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Chess classes are great for kids!

Teachers (see this 2012 study) find that kids who participate in chess show improved confidence and self-assurance. For parents, it’s a real pleasure to see your child so engaged in the game – and it’s truly amazing how quickly they pick up new skills.

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At Annex Chess Club, we’ve got kids’ chess classes every Monday night!

Our final 7-week session before summer break started April 28 – but it’s not too late to join! Check current schedules.

You’re never too old to learn chess or improve your game! Artiom Samsonkin teaches a Beginner/Intermediate adult group from 8:00 to 9:00 pm.

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Artiom Samsonkin has great rapport with his 6:15 Beginner/Intermediate class as he teaches captures, threats, and checks:

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And he reminds his students to use these new skills in their games:

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We’ve got chess classes for older kids too. Michael Humphreys, who is our ACC Club Champion and a City Championship winner as a coach, teaches the 6:15 pm Advanced group.

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ACC Kids’ Classes on Monday Nights

We have our new Fall Session of Monday-night kids’ classes up and running at Annex Chess Club. We’re still accepting new young players. Check our current and upcoming schedule.

Classes run in-house tournaments, with points for games won, analysis performed, riddles and puzzles solved, etc. Here are the latest results:

Wajdy’s Monday night Advanced Class

# Name Sept 17 Sept 24 Oct 1 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 12 Total
1 Jonathan Aviv 0 15 2 5 5 25 5 5 62
2 Cuinn Chowdhury 8 8 0 8 0 10 8 7 49
3 Howard Halim 0 0 14 2 10 0 9 0 35
4 James McGilvray 6 0 20 2 0 0 3 0 31
5 Hamish Raynor 0 15 0 0 3 0 2 10 30
6 Alexander 0 0 5 0 3 21 0 0 29
7 Jesse Hughes 3 0 0 5 5 10 0 5 28
8 Pau Ilerbaig-Bajona 5 0 0 0 0 18 5 0 28
9 Heiko Dorre-Grasso 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 13
10 Yonah Aviv 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10

* The final winner, with results up to the last class on December 17, was Cuinn Chaudhurry. Congratulations, Cuinn!

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Advanced Training for Tournament Players

Bump your chess ability up to the next level!

Whether you’re stuck at 1200 or stuck at 1800, it can be hard to get over your plateau and into the next rating class.

This winter, Annex Chess Club is offering advanced training classes with master Liam Henry. Classes run on Wednesday evenings, now starting February 1.

Check full details and register online.

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Chess Course for Adults

It’s never too late to learn!

Whether you’re getting into chess for the first time, or getting back into it after a long absence, this is a great way to start.

Adie Todd is running her popular introductory chess course for adults again this winter.

Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced classes run on Wednesday evenings, now starting February 1.

Check full details and register online.

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