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Beginner Chess - Your First Move

Dates: March 3 - April 14, 2023

Meets: F from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Scheels Training Room Upstairs Tr.Rm

Registration Fee: $65.00

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Start at the beginning and grow from there using a ‘Win or Learn’ approach to beginner chess ... and life! This class is for the new beginner, young and old, who doesn’t yet know about the pieces and how they move - or for the early beginner who has learned a bit but is not yet comfortable with the game. Students learn piece movement, chess foundations, and understanding check, checkmate, and stalemate. We cover topics such as safe squares, threats, and exchanges to build fundamental skills needed to learn strategic tactics. All ages welcome (under 8 with a participating adult).
Fee: $65.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee$ 65.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Registration Fee for Two$ 75.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Registration Fee Per Family$ 85.00

Scheels Training Room Upstairs Tr.Rm

2101 W. 41st St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105


Elliott Neff is a National Master in Chess, author of A Pawn's Journey (October 2018), and Founder/CEO of Chess4Life,which exists to help kids develop life skills through the game of chess. What began for Elliott as a childhood fascination with chess has blossomed into an opportunity to positively impact hundreds of thousands of kids per week through Chess4Life programs. Elliott enjoys sharing his love of the game and especially the benefits of chess through speaking engagements, special appearances, simultaneous chess exhibitions, and blindfold chess demonstrations. His enthusiasm for making a difference in kids' lives through this fun game is contagious as he makes strategic moves toward the goal of reaching 1 MILLION kids per week learning life skills through chess. Learn more at
Date Day Time Location
03/03/2023Friday4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Instructional Planning Center
03/10/2023Friday4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Scheels Training Room Upstairs Tr.Rm
03/31/2023Friday4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Scheels Training Room Upstairs Tr.Rm
04/07/2023Friday4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Scheels Training Room Upstairs Tr.Rm
04/14/2023Friday4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Scheels Training Room Upstairs Tr.Rm


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