August School Break Program
Tue, August 16, 9:00am – Fri, August 19, 12:30pm
Boylston Chess Club, 40 Norris Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, United States (map)
August 16, 17, 18, 19
9:00am - 12:30pm each day.
School Break Program
This program invites young chess players who already have a complete understanding of the rules of chess to come and develop their abilities. With a combination of lecture, question/answer and guided cooperative learning, the instructor will cover essential elements of the game:
Tactics Strategy Openings Middlegames Endgames Problems
Students will develop their memory, visualization ability, attention span, critical thinking skills, as well as their sense of fairness and good sportsmanship – all while having fun!
Who can join? School-age children, K-12, who are interested in improving at chess and maturing from motivated beginners to skilled intermediate players.
How much does it cost? Club membership is required for participation (Junior Membership: $120; Family Membership: $180). Participation fee: $120; $90 per child, if two or more per family. For first-time members the fee is reduced to $80. Please make checks payable to the Boylston Chess Foundation and please pay on site.
Registration and capacity: Located in the renovated former Ellis School building, there is plenty of room at our pristine site for more students; we will bring in additional qualified instructors to maintain a healthy student-teacher ratio. Reservation is not required. Just show up to unit B103, at 40 Norris Street the morning of the first day, before or around 9:00 a.m.! Use the right-side door of the building.
About the instructor: A master of the game and a Boylston Chess Club member for over 25 years, Jacob Rasin has been a professional chess teacher for over 35 years in the Soviet Union and the United States. 1978-1989, Jacob served as head coach at the Pioneers Palace of the Leningrad Province; 1982-1985, he had the additional assignment of training Soviet grandmasters and international masters. Since 1990, he has taught privately and at schools in the Boston area. His students have won dozens of scholastic state championships and medals, and more than ten national championships in various brackets. Jacob has directed the School Break Program since 1994.
For more information on the Program, please call Jacob Rasin at 617-783-6307.