Monday, November 9, 2009

No Chess Meeting 11/11

Just a reminder, Chess Club will not meet on this Wednesday 11/11 due to school closure for Veteran's day.  In the mean time, practice, practice, practice..

For new students make sure that they know:
- Names of pieces
- How to set up board (remember white on right, Queen on her own color)
- How to move each piece
- How to capture

For returning students, we have focused on:
- Value of pieces (e.g. to make sure that they dont trade a Knight for a pawn)
- Controlling the middle on opening (protected pawn structures, Knights occupy many spaces)
- Castling basics (must not move King, must not be in check, must not move through occupied space, no pieces between King and Rook)
- Protecting pieces

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