Learning Session Details
Age – Above 6 Years
Course Duration- 25 hours
Chess for Beginner
This course is for children who are passionate about learning chess, improving their game play, and mastering their skills. Students who want to increase their critical thinking skills in a fun way can enroll in our chess course.
Chess has been persuasively linked with improving concentration, problem-solving, creative thinking and even mathematical abilities. By the end of this course, your child will understand the important strategies to implement in a game of chess.
Unit 1: Board arrangement & pice intro (classes 1 & 2)
Rank, File and square name, Orientation of Board, Piece Name, Value, Movement of pieces, castling
Unit 2: Algebraic Notation (classes 3 & 4)
Introduction on move, capture, castling, pawn promotion etc.
Unit 3: Chess Terminologies like Attack, capture, check, etc (Classes 5,6,7,8)
The idea of these classes is to make them comfortable with the commonly used terminologies in chess, which will make the communication easy for the subsequent classes.
Capture - Learning how to capture an enemy piece.
Attack - Learning how to Threaten to capture an enemy's piece.
Check- Learning how to Attack an enemy king.
Responses to check- Capture, Block or Run away.
Stale Mate - If there is no legal move and if there is no check, it is called stalemate.
Defence - Introduction to Defence techniques.
Illegal Move - Brief Discussion on illegal move
Touch piece - Introduction to Touch piece and their do’s and don'ts.
Pin - Learning how a pin ties down a piece.
Fork - Attacking two or more pieces- showing some examples of pawn fork and knight fork.
Exchange - Brief explanation of Exchange techniques.
Hanging Piece - Brief Explanation of Hanging Piece.
Free piece/pawn - Introduction to Free piece/pawn with sample moves.
Unit 4: Mating Positions (Classes 9 &10)
Brief Discussion on Mating Positions with sample moves. At the end of these two sessions, the students should be able to identify if the given position is a checkmate or not.
Unit 5: Mate in one problems (Classes 11 & 12)
Unit 6: Elementary Mates- Mate with two major pieces, Fool’s mate (classes 13& 14)
Unit 7: Test & Evaluation (classes 15 & 16)
Months 3 and 4:
Unit 1: Advanced Rules like Castling, Enpassant, Draw (classes 17 & 18)
Castling Rules - Purpose of castling, how to do castling.
Draw - Types of Draw.
Enpassant - This capture can be performed by a pawn on its fifth rank when the opponent’s pawn on the adjacent file is doubled.
Unit 2: End Games- Level-1 Mating with a single rook/Queen, short cut mates using cut-off, (Classes 19 & 20)
Unit 3: Tactical Problems involving basic chess techniques like pin, fork, discovered attack, discovered check, double attack, skewer, etc. (Classes 21 - 24)
Enhanced Strategic Thinking
Improved Memory power
Pon Perumal is from Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. He is a Business Administration Graduate and he has been in the field of chess for more than 10 years as a player and 3 years as a professional chess coach. He is an International FIDE Rated Player, State Arbiter(TN), MS University champion 2016-2019.
He is known for his quick tactical calculations, which he has displayed by winning many chess titles. He has always impressed everyone with his quick thinking and fast moves. Mr. Pon Perumal is a goal oriented chess instructor with a passionate ambition that adds value to others.
Many students under his guidance learned all about the best tactical moves in chess. His joyful personality, forward-thinking approach, and simple yet elegant way of teaching will definitely unleash the chess master in your kid.