Under 800 Rating Course

8 Tuesdays  November 6th through January 15th

7:00pm - 8:00pm (optional free play from 8:00pm - 9:00pm)

Led By Jim Freerksen

Location: Caribou Coffee Community Room

                 3220 Ingersoll Ave

                 Des Moines, IA 50312

This class is for players with a US Chess rating under 800 and/or some US Chess experience. Lessons will be targeted to the needs of the players who register, but will be designed to help improve tournament play and gain advanced skills to increase the player's US Chess rating. Common things that players under 800 need improvement on are recognizing basic tactics, converting advantages into wins, avoiding stalemate, expanding on basic opening knowledge, and avoiding traps.

The class is limited to 10 players.

Cost: $150 for the first player, $125 for additional players in the same family.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Jim at Jim@dsmchess.com

Program Dates

Tuesday, November 6th

Tuesday, November 13th

NO CLASS November 20th

Tuesday, November 27th

Tuesday, December 4th

Tuesday, December 11th

Tuesday, December 18th

NO CLASS December 25th

NO CLASS January 1st

Tuesday, January 8th

Tuesday, January 15th

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