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CLASS at Salina Public Library

Introduction to Chess

with Anna James and Dwight Ford


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The game of chess is one of man’s great creations. The rules can seem arbitrary to a beginner but are actually the product of more than 1,000 years of tinkering and refining. In this class, all ages and levels are welcome to learn the game, even if you have never touched a chess piece before. Each week, you will receive handouts and instruction before battling against a partner. While playing, you will learn common patterns, how to methodically build a position, set traps and analyze variations. Your course fee will include a chess set to keep.

Instructor Anna James is a native Russian speaker who has been engaged in professional chess for decades, running Anatoly Karpov School of Chess in Lindsborg where she was a coach and manager for her son Grandmaster Timur Gareyev. Anna currently directs many chess tournaments. She is passionate about chess and is ready to help you to learn and win chess games.

  • Mar 12 - Apr 30th, 2019
    Tue for 6 weeks from 5:30 - 6:30 pm

McKenzie Center


308 W. Elm
Salina, KS 67401 Get directions

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