2. Knight Level

Time:  1.5 hours (Occurring once or twice per week); Cost: $20 per class; Total classes: 60-70

An explanation of the three phases of Chess game – the opening, the middlegame and the endgame.  Upon completion, students should:

o   Understand the fundamental rules of the opening – developing pieces, fighting for the centre, establishing a harmonious pawn structure, and keeping the King safe.

o   Have an introductory understanding of new openings, gambits and opening traps.

o   Understand essential middlegame concepts – Attacking, Combinations, and the use of files and diagonals in attack.

o   Have familiarity with a wide variety of tactical motifs – Interception, Mill, Decoy, Distraction, Line and square clearance, Piece overload, Boden checkmate, Destroying the piece, etc.

o   Understand basic endgame play – Basic pawn endgame ideas (Opposition, Shoulder charging, Rule of the square), Elementary rook endings, and Checkmates with bishop and knight and with two bishops, Zugzwang, Fortresses, “Mad” pieces.

Groups Schedule Age Group Description
Knight #2

Monday

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Grade 4 - 8

Knight Level (2-Hour)

Winter Program (Jan - Mar), 0 classes, Fees $ 0.00 

Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11

Please register for Winter term here

Average group rating: CMA 713 (Top 5 players)  

 

Knight #3

Wednesday

6:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages

Knight Level (2-Hour)

Winter Program (Jan - Mar), 0 classes, Fees $ 0.00 

Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 6, Mar 13

Please register for Winter term here

Average group rating: CMA 720 (Top 5 players) 

 

 

P/L Knight

Private or Semi Private

Pick your day & time

All ages

Knight Level (Accelerated), $50 per hour

This course is designed exclusively for Adults only who wish to improve their games using an intensive and accelerated format

Please contact us if you are interested to sign up 

Pre-Bishop #1

Tuesday

5:30pm - 7:30pm

All ages

Pre-Bishop (2-Hour)

Fall Program (Sep - Dec), 0 classes, Fees $ 0.00 

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25

Please register for Fall term here 

 

Average group rating: CMA 0 (Top 5 players) 

 

 

Pre-Bishop #2

Friday

4:30pm - 6:30pm

All ages

Pre-Bishop Level (2-hour)

Winter Program (Jan - Mar), 0 classes, Fees $ 0.00 

Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22, Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 15

Please register for Winter term here

Average group rating: CMA 1023 (Top 5 players) 

 

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