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CLASS Chess Beginners
GRADE  
TEACHER N. M. Karakashyan  
TIME Su 12:50-1:35
LOCATION North Brunswick, NJ  
ROOM  
TEXTBOOKS  
STUDENTS
Subject Chess
PROGRAM Chess Beginners, 12:50-1:35 (Level 1)

Prerequisites:
- ability to play chess, knowledge of chess moves for all pieces

Description of program for this semester:
The course is focused on:
- Understanding the notation
- Special moves
- Simple checkmating patterns in 1 and 2 moves (\"battery\", \"last rank\" etc.)
- Types of draws
- Methods of defending against an attack
- The basic principles of opening
- Simple tactical elements (pin, fork/double attack, discovered check, etc.)
- The basic principles of endgame (opposition, \"square\" rule)

- Illustration of all above in short study games.
- Solving chess problems and combinations on each topic studied during the lesson.
- Mandatory practical games between students with each other online and with chess programs followed by an analysis of these games during the next lesson
- Separate homework for each student
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