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Beginner Chess - Your First Move

Dates: April 8-29, 2022

Meets: F from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (no class 4/15)

Location: Instructional Planning Center Board Room 1

Registration Fee: $45.00

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From early 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. Ideal for either an individual or a family undertaking, this knowledge will provide countless hours of a satisfying life-long hobby. 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. Bring your chess set (or use one provided during class.) First few weeks cover more basic skills. Next few really hone in on the skill and offer lots of open play with others. Ages 11 and up (5-10 welcome with a participating adult).

Fee: $45.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee$ 45.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Registration Fee for Two$ 65.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Registration Fee Per Family$ 79.00

Instructional Planning Center Board Room 1

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Elliott Neff

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
04/08/2022Friday5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Instructional Planning Center Board Room 1
04/22/2022Friday5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Instructional Planning Center Board Room 1
04/29/2022Friday5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Instructional Planning Center Board Room 1


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