An innovative and opinionated chess program
Castle Chess is made up of long time passionate chess teachers with years of experience in the trenches, and understand what is need to instill as sense of passion in our children( Age 5-15). We distill, synthesis the bare essentials of chess tactics, and strategic planning into individual easily digestible modules/lesson plans, organized into specific themes so as to be easily understood by our students. We bring light and insight into the game that sometimes can be overwhelming for the uninitiated beginner, and intermediate player. The market available for chess do not lack technical exposition, and overly technical commentary exposition that is so common in this game. We believe there is a time and place for students preparing for their first chess tournaments, but not for the chess beginners, and intermediate players.
Our Chess teachers understands that for the children, chess class is not just a time when they learn a few tricks of the game, but most of all, it is a time for them to challenger their friends to a match. Chess at its core is a competitive activity, thus, we make an effort to teach students good sportsmanship. We teach our students to shake hands before a game, and to shake hands after a game. We teaches students to be graceful when they win, or lose. We instilll in our children a passion for learning, and this we think, transfer to whatever they do in life.
Get in touch with us to setup time for our after school chess program, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for your location.
➤ Our Program LOCATIONs
3645 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA 94538
4966 Paseo Padre Pkwy # B, Fremont, CA 94555
3880 Middlefield Road, Palo Altos, CA 93403
39380 Civic Center Dr, Fremont, CA 94538
717 E El Camino Real #10, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
2500 Hansen Rd, Hayward, CA 94541
2720 Aborn Rd, San Jose, CA 95121
26236 Adrian Ave, Hayward, CA 94545
4953 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
3550 Bernal Ave #100B, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Stages of Chess
The first few moves in the chess opening lays the foundation for every chess game. Most of the chess openings have been named and analyzed for hundreds of years. It is important if you want to be successful in chess to be familiar with some of the most popular openings and understand the theory behind the moves..
The middlegame is the main stage of the game. Studying this part of chess is essential to understanding concepts such as weak squares, a strong center, open files, when to exchange pieces, etc. An improving payer must know how to evaluate the position and create a plan.
Pawns become more important as endgames often revolve around attempting to promote a pawn by advancing it to the eighth rank. The king, which has to be protected in the middlegame due to threat of checkmate, becomes a strong piece in the endgame. It can be brought to the center of the board and act as a useful attacking piece.