Decatur Public Library Chess Club | Macon County

Are you interested in learning how to play chess?

Kids 2nd grade and up, join us for Chess Club at the Decatur Public Library! Whether you're just wanting to learn or have lots of experience, you'll find helpful instruction and friends to play with.

Each session will start out with a short period of instruction, learning new chess skills, followed by time to play chess with each other. We'll begin piece by piece, learning board set up, how each piece moves, and what "check" and "checkmate" mean. We'll move on to learning about checkmate strategies, opening strategies, and positioning advantages. We might even wrap up the year with a tournament!

Register at bit.ly/DPL_ChessClub at least one day before event. (Only register one time for the program, not each date.) Walk-ins are also welcome and can register at that time.

Please email or call Ben Steele with questions.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact the event coordinator through email or call 217.877.6042. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs, when possible.

*There is no fee for this program.

An additional session will be held on December 17.

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