Intermediate Chess Class
I am going to begin teaching a new class in a chess club today and I have decided to post any of the Diagrams I create for reference on this blog of sorts in order to maybe get feedback from more experienced players and maybe even help less experienced players who find this blog. The Orlando Chess Academy (OCA) prior to today has only had a class for beginners and a class for advanced players and kids who were too advanced for the beginner class would often get lost in the advanced class so my class is going to serve as a bridge between the beginner and advanced class.
In the beginner class the kids learn the basics about material, development, and tactics so I want to take it a step further and teach them: how to develop plans, determine the strengths and weaknesses of different moves, increase their tactical vision, increase their endgame knowledge, increase their opening theory and a little bit of the plans behind specific openings, and all around fundamentals that will improve their chess game and get them ready for the next level.
Today marks the first lesson and I have planned to start my main lesson with openings by reviewing a famous instructive game in depth and I also plan to go through 3-10 tactics each time we meet depending on the time situation. If you haven't guessed what game I will review by now it is posted below along with my review. I don't plan on reading what I wrote in my review word for word to the kids however I thought it would be a good idea to write out my review so I am prepared to explain everything I thought was teachable during my review and I am prepared to answer questions I get about each position.
That is all I have to say for now, I will probably make an update post to tell you how things went. Otherwise I will be posting every Friday I teach the class. When I am unavailable on a Friday there is another teacher for the intermediate class however I do not think he will post a blog on chess.com but who knows.
Thank you for reading what I have to say, I hope it was instructive or inspiring and I will see you later!