After-school Chess Program
with New York Chess Academy
"Chess has been persuasively linked with improving children's concentration, problem-solving, critical, original and creative thinking – and even mathematical abilities." Sign up for the chess club today! Choose either Mondays and/or Wednesdays.
The classes are open to all PS 102Q students (Kindergarten to 8th grades), from beginner to advanced levels. The lessons plans will be adjusted based on the level of the students.
For beginner levels: The students will learn the basics of chess and build a solid foundation needed to move ahead - from the movements and values of the pieces, to tactics and different checkmate patterns.
For intermediate levels: The students will have a better understanding of the patterns, tactics, and principles in the opening, middle game, and end game.
For advanced levels: The students will focus on the strategizing, thinking process, and have a deep understanding of different openings and endgame techniques.