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CLASS at Salina Public Library

Introduction to Chess

with Anatoly Karpov Chess School


Chess is an international game of strategy played by two people on a 64 square board of alternating colors using 16 pieces each. 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 introductory chess class, all are welcome to learn the basics of gameplay. Even if you have never touched a chess piece before. You will be introduced to the pieces and their movements, receive handouts and instruction before battling against a partner at the end of class. From this class, new chess players are invited to continue learning, practicing and refining their skills by enrolling in Chess Club. Bring $15 to class if you wish to purchase a labeled tournament chess board to take home.

Register by Aug. 27

Instructor Dwight Ford is the current President of the Anatoly Karpov School of Chess in Lindsborg. He helps with teaching kids and adults beginning chess fundamentals and tactics. He manages the "Social Chess Hour" in Lindsborg on Monday evenings for adults and is a volunteer with the Salina Area Chess Club. He teaches a tactics class in the fall for middle school aged youth. Instructor Glenn Gustitus holds a Master of Arts in psychology and specialized in child and adolescent counseling. He has been playing and teaching the benefits of chess as president of the Salina Area Chess Club. He is the social outreach committee chair with the Anatoly Karpov Chess School of Lindsborg.

  • Sep 3rd, 2019
    Tue for 1 week from 6:00 - 8:30 pm

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308 W. Elm
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