Hello chess families,
Welcome to BCA chess club. During the year we
are going to study and play chess, solve chess puzzles,
and go to tournaments. We use points system to keep
track of the students’ progress. I assign optional
homework. Students who do the homework receive extra
points. The home work can be found on my website:
You can also find more info about our chess as well as
other afterschool classes including math, piano, art,
If you are new to chess, there is a great computer game
“Learn to play chess with Fritz and Chesster” 1, 2, and
3 which explains all the rules and more in a form of
games. The link is:
The best way to improve and to enjoy chess is to play.
There are several options. First, there are many
computer programs which allow you to play against the
computer, set up different levels, etc. I recommend:
For IPad, I like Shredder.
Another option is to play
on-line. The best site is ICC or Internet Chess Club
http://www.chessclub.com/ . It’s a membership-based service
(about $7 a month) which ensures safe environment. Most
of my private students play there.
There are also many scholastic chess tournaments. They
are usually held on Saturdays. We organize our
tournaments about once a month from October to June. I
will be sending the tournament announcements, and post
them on-line as well as pictures of the participants and
winners with trophies and medals.
Feel free to reply to me if you have any questions.
Have a nice school year!