DSM Chess Classes

DSM Chess is holding Winter Chess Class Session. This will be a 10 week session of classes that meet weekly on Monday evenings. Classes will run Monday, February 10th through Monday, April 27th. There will not be class on February 24th or March 16th. They will be held at:

Staybridge Suites

6905 Lake Drive

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Beginner Chess      4:00 - 4:50pm

Open To All Ages

The beginner course is for players who have little to no chess experience. 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.

Opening Class        5:15 - 6:45pm

Open To All Ages 

This class is designed to give players a crash course on the most exciting and well-known openings in chess. The openings featured are specifically designed to provide an understanding of tactics, positional imbalances, initiative, piece activity, defense, combinations, counter-play, and mating patterns.

Bughouse Class      7:00 - 8:30pm

Open To All Ages 

Bughouse (Team Chess) is quite possibly the most popular chess variant in the world. You'll see it being played -- especially by children during side events at any major tournament. Bughouse is a game played by two teams of two players each. Bughouse is traditionally played with blitz time controls, with each player having five minutes or less to make their moves. The rules of bughouse are quite simple, but the strategies and tactics are perhaps even more complex than in standard chess. The rules make bughouse a fast and furious game filled with exciting combinations and amazing mates. A player can quickly turn a game around, or checkmate a seemingly "safe" king. While you'll never get to place a piece on the board in the middle of a real chess game, the patterns and tactics that arise in bughouse can help develop your chess vision and creativity.

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