It is the time of the year again, to put aside your school text books and learn something fun!
Our Academy will be conducting ‘Learn to Play Chess' programmes. Children will engage in an intensive week-long programme from Monday to Friday, with 2.5 to 3 hours of training per day.
Our Learn To Play Chess programme is a comprehensive, structured and modular programme where young children, as young as 5 years of age can learn Chess in a fun and engaging manner. They will start learning about the game, the pieces, their movements, simple capture and defending of their pieces and the various fundamental aspects of the game such as check, checkmate and stalemate.
[Chess Foundations - Beginner Course]
Our Chess Foundations Beginners Course targets young children who do not have any knowledge of the game. They will start from learning the squares, ranks and files on the chessboard and thereafter they will be introduced to the game, the pieces, the movements, the value of the pieces and simple checkmates.
There shall be both theory and practical lessons to enable them to put into practice what they learnt during the course. At the end of the course the students will be assessed to determine their suitability to progress to the next level.
By the end of the course, children should be able to play a simple game.
[Chess Checkmate Techniques and Patterns Course]
The Chess Checkmate Techniques and Patterns Course is the second module in our group enrichment program. Trainees should have preferably completed our Beginners Course.
Student starts learning the importance and benefits of Chess Notations. They will learn basic checkmates with: › Queen and Rook against lone King › Two Rooks against lone King › Queen against lone King › Rook and King against lone King among other more common checkmate patterns.
[Chess Principles Course]
Our Chess Principles Course introduces our children to important principles in Chess Openings, the Middle game and the End game. They will learn how to optimize piece placements to acquire advantages in the game. Traps will be covered to help our trainees avoid disadvantages in the game.
[Chess Tactics 1]
Chess Tactics 1 targets children who have learnt the foundation of chess principles. They will be introduced to the importance, strength and weaknesses of different pawn structures, how to best utilize them in the middle game and end game.
There will be a chapter on Chess Thinking Skills, which prepares our trainees to equip themselves with several fundamental but essential Chess tactics like the Pin, Skewer, Double Attacks and others.
[Chess Tactics 2]
Our Chess Tactics 2 is a continuation of the Intermediate 1 Course. Our students will learn more complicated yet very useful tactics and strategies like Decoy, Deflection, Interference, Clearances among others. There will be practices for them to familiarize with these Tactical patterns to improve their ability to recognize and utilize these Tactics.
[Chess Tactics 3]
Chess Tactics 3 takes Tactics to the next level where complex calculation and combination will be taught to our students. They will learn how tactics can be used both offensively and defensively. Lessons include Tactical Combinations, Invasion of Squares, Defensive Tactics, Under-promotion and more.