Beginning students will learn the Basics and Beyond. This includes a basic understanding of the purpose and object of the game, the difference between check and checkmate, the board, the pieces and how they move, piece value, en passant, castling, and chess etiquette. If chess knowledge within the class varies, the instruction will be structured to enhance each student’s chess skills. Continuing students will move into understanding Tactics and Strategies: the use of pins, forks, skewers, discoveries, and new vocabulary. As continuing students advance, they will develop their opening theories, learn notation and game analysis, study master games, and learn and practice tournament style playing. Each level of play builds new skills and increases player expertise.