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Chess Moves & Matches - Intermediate and Advanced

Dates: April 11 - May 30, 2024

Meets: Th from 6 PM to 8 PM

Location: Instructional Planning Center

Registration Fee: $55.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.


From late-stage beginner and intermediate to tournament-level players, this course will enhance your understanding and command of the "Royal Game," which can be learned and enjoyed from ages five to 105. Returning students are welcome! This course will meet you where you are at and expand on your current skillset. Entertaining and educational, the class will introduce you to the elegant simplicity of chess in a non-intimidating manner, so that you may overcome its confounding complexities and enjoy the game. Then, feed your quest for more skill and advanced technique as Nels shares his master level strategies. You'll have match time and trouble shoot your moves with other players. First few weeks cover more basic skills. Next few really hone in on the skill and offer lots of open play with others. Repeat this class as many times as you like for the love of chess, keeping your skills sharp, and staying up to speed on your games. You may join the class into weeks 2, 3, 4 & 5. *Basic chess skills are required.

Ages 12 & up (ages 5-11 players who are familiar with the game and can play to checkmate are welcome with a participating paid adult)

Fee: $55.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee$ 55.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Registration Fee for Two$ 75.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Registration Fee Per Family$ 95.00

Instructional Planning Center


Nels Truelson

National Chess Master Nels Truelson has been state champion of both South Dakota where he won the title a record 13 times, and Minnesota where he was inducted into the state's Chess Hall of Fame. He has shared his passion for teaching chess many places including MN schools and summer chess camps coach. His proven method to success at chess involves your discovery of the game's fundamental question: How to make your pieces "do" more than your opponent's pieces? Here he is in an 'historical image' from 1976, playing blindfolded against seven students and a computer. How cool is that?
Date Day Time Location
04/11/2024Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
04/18/2024Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
04/25/2024Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
05/02/2024Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
05/09/2024Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
05/16/2024Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
05/23/2024Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
05/30/2024Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center


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