Thursday, June 24, 2010

Free Adult Beginner Chess Classes

Tuesdays, July 6 to August 10: Adult Beginner Classes 7:00 to 8:30 pm. This Boylston Chess Foundation course is for adult beginners who would like to learn the rules and improve their chess. The classes emphasize practice over theory, and offer many opportunities to play complete games.
The course is free to the general public and is a wonderful opportunity to learn the game from a terrific teacher and master.
The course covers the following topics:
  • How the pieces move
  • Basic checkmates
  • Tactics and strategy
  • Elementary endgames
  • Overview of openings
  • How to find the best move in a position
  • Suggestions for improving on your own
About the instructor:

Alex Cherniack is a national chess master and a 3-time champion of the Boylston Chess Club. He has over 30 years experience teaching and playing in chess competitions.
In 2008 he tied with two other strong players to become one of the

68th New England Open 2008 Champions:

FM Alex Cherniack, FM Denis Shmelov, and GM Alexander Ivanov

Cover photo: Tony Cortizas

For more informa
tion, email Alex at

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