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It's Chess: Basic Tactics & Play

Monday, March 1, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This 6 week series is for everyone, whether you have taken our previous introductory courses or not. Join Coach Colin and work on your game!

Attendees will have the opportunity to play quick games and practice their new skills.

Attendees will learn basic tactics such as:

  • Pins
  • Forks
  • Skewers
  • Deflection
  • Discovered attack
  • Indirect defense
  • The battery
  • Simplification

Register for this series!

About the Coach

Coach Colin Wheeler first learned how to play chess when he was ten years old while growing up in England. His current USCF Rating is 1629. When Colin emigrated to the USA, he placed 3rd in the U1400 division at the Springfield Chess Club Championship and he placed 5th in the U1600 section at the Bradley Open. In the 2019 Stamford Open, Colin finished 5th out of 47 players in the U1710 Division. He won three matches, drew one and lost one. Colin is currently rated 1629.

Colin has developed many DIG Chess players to become tournament players. One of his Hartford players placed first in his division at these three tournaments in 2018: Stamford Open, Greater Hartford Scholastic Chess Championship and the Weston DIG Chess Tournament. That player is now rated 1305.

Registration Information:

Need help registering? Email Adult Programming at apstaff@darienlibrary.org.

This event will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to join the meeting after you register for the event.

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