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DSM Chess New to Chess Class

10:00 - 10:50am
Led by Jim Freerksen

DSM Chess New to Chess Class is a 10 session course starting Sunday, February 23rd through Sunday, May 3rd  (list of course dates below). This class is intended for kids who have very little to no chess experience and is intended to introduce them to piece movement and the rules of the game.  We work on mastering the basics of chess while helping students learn focus, sportsmanship and respect for their opponents. We help students understand that losing is an opportunity to learn. Players may graduate from this class into the Beginner class once they have the ability to play complete games of chess and have an understanding of the unique rules. Players will be provided with a Gold membership ($) which will allow them to work on their skills at home, along with a workbook. The course will meet Sundays from 10:00 – 10:50am. Classes will not meet on April 26th.

An understanding of how the pieces move is not required.

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 New to Chess (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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