FOCUS Chess Lessons

Increased Memory and Logic Skills

Chess Lessons will include:

  • Introduction to History & Rules

  • Instruction on Pieces & Moving Ability

  • Practice & Demonstration

  • Game Strategy

  • Competitive Play

  • Improve Mastery and Rise in the Standing


Chess is the first board game to conduct a military battle on a table top. Every chess set has two armies, one light-colored and one dark-colored, and each army consist of 16 pieces - one king, one queen, two bishops, two knights, two rooks and eight pawns. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king, whereby the king is under immediate attack (in "check") and there is no way to remove it from attack on the next move.


You are the general of an army. You have various weapons to use in attacking your enemy. All you do is use your wits, imagination, ingenuity, predictability, and planning to exit victoriously. Each piece on the chess board is a different weapon. Attack or Defend?Probe or full scale advance? You are in charge - you are the general. May the best player win.


The chessboard is your battle field. It is divided into 64 squares, arranged in eight rows of eight. The squares are alternately light and dark (usually white and black) and the board is always positioned with a light square at the lower right-hand corner facing each player. The board is divided into the queen's side and the king's side, also called the queen's flank or the queen's wing and the king's flank or the king's wing. The bishop, the knight and the rook are called the king's bishop, the king's knight and the king's rook. Those nearest to the queen are the queen's bishop, the queen's knight and the queen's rook.


To defeat your opponent as quickly and efficiently as possible. You accomplish this by:

  • Capturing more valuable men than your opponent.

  • Align your men into a check-mate position.

  • Forcing your opponent to resign with lack of chance of winning.

  • And ultimately, capturing the opposing king.


To plan the most efficient attack on your opponent in the quickest possible way. In doing this you capture your opponents men, by attacking an attack. Be flexible in you plan of action to take advantage of your opponents faults, mistakes or weaknesses.

By doing this you position your men or rather your soldiers in such a way they can capture or checkmate your enemies king by controlling his movements till he cannot move no more.


What do you gain as a chess player?

  • Players become more confident in their decision making ability.

  • They are able to perceive mathematical and perceptual problems more clearly.

  • Their predictability skills of real life problems are improved.

  • Players learn to compete in and organized way with set rules.

  • Most notable is the cornerstone of all competition, the lesson that one can lose but not be defeated and yet go on to compete again.

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