top of page

DSM Chess Advanced Class - Ankeny

Sundays 12:00 - 12:50pm
Led by Jim Freerksen

DSM Chess Advanced Class - Ankeny is a 10 session course starting Sunday, February 23rd through Sunday, May 3rd  (list of course dates below). The class covers concepts to help players analyze positions and utilize advanced strategies. We will focus on getting beyond one move hopeful attacks or mindlessly trading pieces and will work on making moves to gain long term positional advantages. Chess positions have many subtle indicators for players to identify that novice players will not recognize. This class teachers these subtleties and how players can use them to create a concrete plan. This course is for intermediate players who know basic checkmates and opening principles. Minimum US Chess rating of 800 or Instructor Approval required. The course will meet Sundays from 12:00 – 12:50pm. Classes will not meet on April 26th.

Classes meet in the Conference Room at:

Cafe Diem 

2005 S Ankeny Blvd #800

Ankeny, IA 50023


Cost is $150, and $25 off for each additional student from the same family.

If you would prefer, you can split the cost into 2 payments. The initial payment is collected with registration, and the 2nd payment will be due on April 1st. This option includes a $10 service fee per player registered. To select this option, please use the second form titled

Advanced Class - Ankeny (2 Payments).

Course Dates

Sunday, February 23rd

Sunday, March 1st

Sunday, March 8th

Sunday, March 15th

Sunday, March 22nd

Sunday, March 29th

Sunday, April 5th

Sunday, April 12th

Sunday, April 19th

NO CLASS Sunday, April 26th

Sunday, May 3rd

bottom of page