Too many of us learn how the pieces move and then find ourselves floundering, unaware that there are “basics beyond the basics.” How do we make the move from just pushing pieces to pushing pieces with purpose? That’s the subject of a one-hour class hosted by Chicago Chess Center at Learnapalooza, a summertime celebration of lifelong learning now in its fifth year.
Play Better Chess is aimed at novice players who know the rules of chess and not much else. The class go over how to begin a game, how to find good moves and choose the best one, and how to finish your opponent off. After class, stick around and play, or take advantage of the many other learning opportunities available: pizza making, bookbinding, beekeeping and more.
Chicago Chess Center will be at all three Learnapalooza sites this year: Wicker Park this Saturday, June 28; Lakeview, July 19; and Logan Square, Aug. 16.
All Learnapalooza events are free – just show up! Visit learnapaloozachi.com/classes for a list of classes and locations. (The Wicker Park class will be held at North Avenue Day Nursery, 2001 W. Pierce Ave., at 11:30 AM; subsequent locations TBD.)