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Title: Bentsen Chess Club


1
Bentsen Chess Club
  • Rules Guidelines

2
Bentsen Chess Club Goals
  • Give every student a chance to learn how to play
    chess
  • Teach students the thinking skills needed for
    chess
  • Develop knowledge of basic chess strategy
  • Develop a Chess Team that competes in tournaments

3
Bentsen Chess Club Goals
  • HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING!!

4
Who can be in the Chess Club?
  • Must have 90 or above in Conduct
  • Cannot be failing any subject
  • Must follow the rules of the Chess Club
  • Must be able to attend the meetings

5
Chess Club Rules
  • Sign in First come, first served
  • You must be very, very quiet
  • No helping players in other games
  • Good sportsmanship is a must!
  • Shake hands before and after every match
  • All disputes are settled by the coach, a mentor
    or a judge and are final
  • No cheating!

6
Who can be on the Chess Team?
  • Club members who earn the most points on Think
    Like a King Software
  • Club members who are already have USCF membership
  • Anyone who is really interested enough to put in
    the time needed

7
How will we train?
  • Think Like a King Software
  • Chess Websites
  • Playing chess games
  • Mini-tournaments
  • Mentor program

8
Lets Get Started
  • The very basics of Chess

9
What is Chess?
  • Chess is a strategy game
  • Two Players
  • Played on a board with 64 squares, (8x8)
  • Each player has 16 pieces
  • Players take turns moving pieces

10
How do you win?
  • By putting your opponent in checkmate
  • Checkmate means his king cannot escape your
    attack
  • By moving his king
  • By blocking the attacker
  • By killing the attacker
  • A player cannot put himself into check or
    checkmate

11
Can the game end in a tie?
  • Yes, a draw or a stalemate is a tie
  • Stalemate the king cannot move without putting
    himself in check
  • Draw
  • By Agreement
  • Three-fold repetition
  • 50 move rule
  • Lack of pieces to checkmate

12
Is it hard to learn?
  • Yes and No
  • How the pieces move and how to set up a game is
    easy
  • Learning good, basic strategy is a little bit
    harder
  • Learning all there is to know about chess would
    take a lifetime!

13
Chess Websites
  • www.chesskids.com
  • www.shredderchess.com
  • www.chessgames.com
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