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

Spend a week playing and learning about chess with the UMBC Chess Program & Silver Knights! Our summer chess academy has taught tens of thousands of children, including national champions. Most students are beginners looking to learn and have fun! Chess Academy players are broken up in groups by skill level.

All players receive a t-shirt and a tournament-style chess set. 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, many games against students of a similar skill level. This course is open to players of all levels and experience.

This class can be taken multiple times. Repeating courses takes students deeper into the material and builds their understanding, competency, and skill.

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) (PDF Document)
Waiver - Release of Liability (PDF) (PDF Document)
Waiver - Release of Liability 18 and Over (PDF) (PDF Document)

Available Sessions