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DSM Chess Beginner Class - Ankeny

Sundays 11:00 - 11:50am
Led by Jim Freerksen

DSM Chess Beginner Class - Ankeny is a 10 session course starting Sunday, February 23rd through Sunday, May 3rd  (list of course dates below). The beginner course is for players who have little to no chess experience and for those who have an understanding of the basic rules but have no tournament experience and would like to improve their play. In the course they will learn unique rules of the game, basic checkmates, avoiding stalemate, basic tactics, general opening principles, and capturing hanging pieces. This class will help beginning chess players understand the goals and strategy of the game, so they can make moves with purpose. If they do not already have an account, we will provide a Gold membership for each student. The course will meet Sundays from 11:00 – 11:00am. 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

Beginner 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

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