Here Players will learn opening principles, board control, attack and defense, and of course, play! Once the Coach is satisfied with the player's understanding of this Session, Players will be promoted to another same time session of GM Inspired TAG I Chess.


  • 2:45-3:45 Matchplay- As kids arrive from varying schedules.
  • 3:45-4:15 Training
  • 4:15-5:00 Play and other activities
  • 5:00-5:15 Review


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All listed times are EDT

Daily schedule: always the same, but never the same thing!

* Learning basic checkmates - King/Queen; 2-Rook; King/Rook; Anastasia's Mate; Hook Mate; Smothers Mate Etc.

** Opening principles, attacking the "f" pawn, pawn structures, basic endgames, Scholar's Mate how to play it and how to defend it Etc.

***How to defend your pieces & how to defend checkmate

**** Famous Games and Student's Game Analysis