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Chess Moves & Matches - Late Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced

Dates: October 12 - December 7, 2023

Meets: Th from 6 PM to 8 PM

Location: Instructional Planning Center

Registration Fee: $49.00

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 welcome, this course will expand on your current skillset and meet you where you are at. 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, you have match time and trouble shoot 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. 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: $49.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee$ 49.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Registration Fee for Two$ 69.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Registration Fee Per Family$ 89.00

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
10/12/2023Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
10/19/2023Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
10/26/2023Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
11/02/2023Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
11/09/2023Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
11/16/2023Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
11/30/2023Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center
12/07/2023Thursday6 PM to 8 PM Instructional Planning Center


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