Ten Goals for Chess Lessons


1. Become a more confident chess player!

2. Critique your own games for mistakes and improvements.

3. Develop the necessary patience to carefully consider the consequences of every move played during a chess game.

4. Improve pattern recognition and understanding of tactics.

5. Learn positional and strategy concepts, such as tempo, space, pawn structures, weaknesses, good/bad pieces, and threats.

6. Apply standard opening rules and develop an opening repertoire.

7. Understand the theory of common endgames.

8. Cope with psychological pressures caused by different game situations, such as a winning or losing position.

9. Prepare for tournaments or even specific opponents.

10. Have fun!