Friday, September 16, was the first afternoon of my free chess classes at the Denton Public Library. The youngest students were six-year-old twins, and the oldest were two moms who stayed and participated. In all, nine students practiced two challenges (Classify and Pattern Recognition) from my upcoming book Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14 (Mongoose Press, 2012).

I also taught how to checkmate with two rooks, then paired students to practice that drill.