Course Detail: CHES104 - Chess Academy: BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE (Middle & High School)

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CHESS: Chess teaches critical thinking and problem solving, giving students the mental discipline needed to succeed in school and in life. Spend a week learning chess from International Master level instructors. The summer Chess Academy teaches students of all different skill levels. 

If you are new to the game, you will learn the rules, but players of all levels will learn new openings, strategy, tactics, and endgames, study master chess champion's games, and play many games against students of a similar skill level. This course is open to beginners or novice players wanting to take their game to the next level.

This class can be taken multiple times. Returning students taking this courses go deeper into the material and builds their understanding, competency, and skill.

All students who sign up for a Chess Academy summer class will receive an official UMBC Chess Team chess set and can get free entry into UMBC's Open tournament March 7 & 8 or UMBC's Championship tournament in September 2020.   There are beginner divisions for those who have are just getting started on their Chess journey as well.

Sign up for a Personalized Chess Instruction session with one of the UMBC chess team's  International Champions or Grandmaster and we will send you a $25 discount promo code for this course.

LUNCH: Students staying for full day or for both morning and afternoon sessions can bring or buy their lunch. All students will eat lunch on Campus in The Commons, a small food court.


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Course Resources
Waiver - Photo and Video (PDF) 2020 (PDF Document)
Waiver - Release of Liability (PDF) 2020 (PDF Document)
Waiver - Release of Liability 18 and Over (PDF) 2020 (PDF Document)

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