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LOGYC Fall 2019 - Chess Kings (all ages)

  • September 20, 2019
  • 12:50 PM
  • November 22, 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Central Skokie
  • 8


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Chess Lesson with Chess Kings Nonprofit

All levels of expertise are welcome. Ben Rothschild from Chess Kings Nonprofit will be teaching chess, and bringing his boards and pieces along as well.

Ben Rothschild founded the nonprofit organization Chess Kings to teach chess in schools. After working for several chess companies, doing two years of freelance work, and teaching dozens of private students, he decided to found a nonprofit organization to focus on the game’s community building mission. He developed his own curriculum for elementary and middle schools with his book, The Real Beginner’s Guide to Chess. The book takes a different approach by teaching pattern recognition and “hanging” piece puzzles as building the foundation for the future study of tactics. This method aims to expedite the 600-800 USCF learning process where it takes the student several hours (with the book) to learn what they might otherwise have had to learn by playing through a hundred games in the period of several months.

Ben Rothschild obtained the expert title at age 16, earning him the ranking of 17th in the nation for his age group in April 2007. His high school team placed first in the state chess competition in 2006 and was seeded first the next two years in a row at state, consistently scoring in the top four in state competition during his junior and senior years. He received the Larry Stilwell Award in 2006 for his playing ability, coaching skills, and leadership. This award was only given to one student each year in the state of Illinois. In 2008, his high school team placed third at the high school nationals competition. In 2013, Rothschild tied with another individual for first place the Chicago Open Under 2100 division. With a rating of 2106, Rothschild can play chess blindfold and calculate several moves ahead.

Min/Max: 8/15

Price: $52

(Total session cost is $400, so if more than 8 students sign up the cost will be reduced.)


Family must register for LOGYC Coop in order to sign up for classes.

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