February 20, 2013

Castling for Beginners and Intermediates

Taught the rules of castling while in a whole class setting at the demonstration board (called on students for whether castling is possible in certain situations). Then, “Game Theory” challenge from Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14. Notation was required from Intermediate group.

Petroff’s Defense for Advanced Players

Advanced group requested to study openings. For the opening, taught “Move Order Mystery” from Science, Math, Checkmate.

At the start of class, from last week, asked about White: Na1, Kh8 Black: Pawn a2, Ka3, Black to move. Ask: Where would the white king need to be to draw this position?