• Chess Course Level 2 for Women, Taught by Women

    Online event

    £120.00

    THIS 6-WEEK LEVEL 2 COURSE BEGINS on MONDAY 18TH JANUARY. The previous course had a good number of attendees and a lively social scene associated with it - great for making friends. This one will be the same. :) This is a structured online 6-week modular course, with weekly video recordings - you'll be send the video links to catch up on any you miss. It will be EASY and it will be FUN - you can enjoy everything we will learn, with any IQ. :) This level is best suited to women who already know a bit about chess, or have been playing for a while. Each week we will cover a different topic. By the end of the course, you will have increased your confidence, had fun, made friends and improved your game! :) Every week, you'll also learn a little about the wider chess world and culture. Every week there will be a chance to practice with other women at your level, during and after the lesson, and get tips specific to your game. You'll learn in a supportive, interactive environment, where you can ask questions, get individual attention and supervised practice. Zoom recordings of the lessons will be available afterwards, in case you miss a class or would like to review any topic. Every Thursday evening, there will be a dedicated online practice session for attendees of these courses (no additional charge). You will also be able to invite other women in the group to play and chat online. THE PROCEEDS FROM RUNNING THIS COURSE GO TO SUPPORT INITIATIVES AIMED AT BRINGING MORE WOMEN INTO CHESS, AND MAKING CHESS WOMAN-FRIENDLY. Our eventual aim is for women to be half of all chess players. Week 1 Sacrifices: when to lose, to win. How to know when to go gung-ho...and when not to. Piece worth and why it changes. Week 2 Outposts: how to let your pieces get comfortable and put their feet up...and why. Squabbles over specific squares. Week 3 Pawn Structure: a glance at why ‘pawns are the soul of chess’. How to attack using the littlest piece, for the biggest effect. The double-edged sword of isolation. Week 4 Tactics: skewers, x-rays, intermezzi and more. Honing your tactical sense with puzzles. Week 5 Endgame Technique: a new mindset and some handy shortcuts. Promotion hacks. Week 6 Putting It All Together: juggling without dropping too many balls. Plus, what to do when one inevitably falls. Looking forward to meeting you soon! :) [If you would like to attend, but cost is a barrier, please send a message. If you can't use PayPal or would like to pay by credit card, please message me for a payment link. If you send a 'friends or family' payment to [masked] that will also donate the PayPal fees. Thank you.]

  • The Queen's Gambit Chess Course for Women 6 weeks starting Tuesday 19th January

    This will be a SIX WEEK structured, modular online course, running every Tuesday at 5:30pm, beginning on 19th January and will raise your beginner chess to the next level. It will be EASY and it will be FUN - you can enjoy everything we will learn, with any IQ or experience level. :) This course is designed for women who know how the pieces move, and not much else (there is a free ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS class on 6th January, to teach the moves to those who don't yet know them. Additional absolute beginners lessons will be added for anyone who needs them). Each week we will cover a different topic. By the end of the course, you will have increased your confidence, had fun, made friends and improved your game! :) Every week, you'll also learn a little about the wider chess world and culture. Every week there will be a chance to practice with other women at your level, during and after the lesson, and get tips specific to your game. You'll learn in a supportive, interactive environment, where you can ask questions, get individual attention and supervised practice. Zoom recordings of the lessons will be available afterwards, in case you miss a class or would like to review any topic. There will be a dedicated optional online practice session for attendees of these courses, so there are twelve sessions in total. You will also be able to invite other women in the group to play and chat online. MOST OF THE PROCEEDS FROM RUNNING THIS COURSE GO TO SUPPORT INITIATIVES AIMED AT BRINGING MORE WOMEN INTO CHESS, AND MAKING CHESS WOMAN-FRIENDLY. Our eventual aim is for women to be half of all chess players. Week 1 Openings: it's your move - now what? We'll also talk territory and chess notation. Week 2 Strategy: be a woman with a plan! How to find the right plan for your position. Week 3 Checkmates: the aim of the game. How puzzles can help. Week 4 Tactics: about those pins, forks, skewers and revealed checks... What is 'piece activity' and why it's important. Week 5 Putting it all together: candidate moves, checklists and keeping it fun. Week 6 General 'rules' and shortcuts: the 'cheat sheet' most club players use. Dipping our toes into the wider world of chess. Looking forward to meeting you soon! :) Please message me with your email address to receive your Zoom link, if your Paypal email is not your regular email address. [If you would like to attend, but cost is a barrier, please send a message. If you can't use PayPal or would like to pay by credit card, please message me for a payment link. If you send a 'friends or family' payment to [masked] that will also donate the PayPal fees. Thank you.]

  • Free Absolute Beginners Chess Lesson for Women ONLINE

    Online event

    Join us for a free (donations welcome), friendly lesson for absolute beginners to chess, for women (this lesson is women-only - we run separate, mixed-gender courses). Learn how the pieces move - we assume you know nothing. The lesson will take place on Zoom (free to download and use). After the lesson, there's a hang out at www.lichess.org for you to play other beginners. It's free to create an account, and there's no spam etc. Once you have a lichess account please request to join the Casual Chess team here - www.lichess.org/team/casual-chess IMPORTANT: please give your name as it is here on Meetup, in the join request. Set up should take five minutes, and there are regular chess hangouts there. :) The lesson will last 30 minutes, so please arrive on time. Thanks. :) Then we'll move to lichess to play some practice games there, for as long or short a time as you like.

  • Chess Course Level 2 for Women, Taught by Women

    Online event

    £120.00

    THIS 6-WEEK LEVEL 2 COURSE BEGINS on MONDAY 18TH JANUARY. The previous course had a good number of attendees and a lively social scene associated with it - great for making friends. This one will be the same. :) This is a structured online 6-week modular course, with weekly video recordings - you'll be send the video links to catch up on any you miss. It will be EASY and it will be FUN - you can enjoy everything we will learn, with any IQ. :) This level is best suited to women who already know a bit about chess, or have been playing for a while. Each week we will cover a different topic. By the end of the course, you will have increased your confidence, had fun, made friends and improved your game! :) Every week, you'll also learn a little about the wider chess world and culture. Every week there will be a chance to practice with other women at your level, during and after the lesson, and get tips specific to your game. You'll learn in a supportive, interactive environment, where you can ask questions, get individual attention and supervised practice. Zoom recordings of the lessons will be available afterwards, in case you miss a class or would like to review any topic. Every Thursday evening, there will be a dedicated online practice session for attendees of these courses (no additional charge). You will also be able to invite other women in the group to play and chat online. THE PROCEEDS FROM RUNNING THIS COURSE GO TO SUPPORT INITIATIVES AIMED AT BRINGING MORE WOMEN INTO CHESS, AND MAKING CHESS WOMAN-FRIENDLY. Our eventual aim is for women to be half of all chess players. Week 1 Sacrifices: when to lose, to win. How to know when to go gung-ho...and when not to. Piece worth and why it changes. Week 2 Outposts: how to let your pieces get comfortable and put their feet up...and why. Squabbles over specific squares. Week 3 Pawn Structure: a glance at why ‘pawns are the soul of chess’. How to attack using the littlest piece, for the biggest effect. The double-edged sword of isolation. Week 4 Tactics: skewers, x-rays, intermezzi and more. Honing your tactical sense with puzzles. Week 5 Endgame Technique: a new mindset and some handy shortcuts. Promotion hacks. Week 6 Putting It All Together: juggling without dropping too many balls. Plus, what to do when one inevitably falls. Looking forward to meeting you soon! :) [If you would like to attend, but cost is a barrier, please send a message. If you can't use PayPal or would like to pay by credit card, please message me for a payment link. If you send a 'friends or family' payment to [masked] that will also donate the PayPal fees. Thank you.]

  • The Queen's Gambit: Chess Course for Women, Taught by Women

    THIS COURSE BEGINS ON 19th JANUARY. :) Please RSVP 'yes' to this, if you'd like more information, or have any questions. Or, you can reserve your place immediately here: https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Women-Beginners-Returners-To-Chess-fun-lively-chatty-chess/events/275440038 This will be a SIX WEEK structured, modular online course, running every Tuesday, beginning on 12th January. It will be EASY and it will be FUN - you can enjoy everything we will learn, with any IQ or experience level. :) This course is designed for women who know how the pieces move, and not much else (there is a free ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS class on 6th January, to teach the moves to those who don't yet know them. Additional absolute beginners lessons will be added for anyone who needs them). Each week we will cover a different topic. By the end of the course, you will have increased your confidence, had fun, made friends and improved your game! :) Every week, you'll also learn a little about the wider chess world and culture. Every week there will be a chance to practice with other women at your level, during and after the lesson, and get tips specific to your game. You'll learn in a supportive, interactive environment, where you can ask questions, get individual attention and supervised practice. Zoom recordings of the lessons will be available afterwards, in case you miss a class or would like to review any topic. There will be a dedicated optional online practice session for attendees of these courses, so there are twelve sessions in total. You will also be able to invite other women in the group to play and chat online. MOST OF THE PROCEEDS FROM RUNNING THIS COURSE GO TO SUPPORT INITIATIVES AIMED AT BRINGING MORE WOMEN INTO CHESS, AND MAKING CHESS WOMAN-FRIENDLY. Our eventual aim is for women to be half of all chess players. Week 1 Openings: it's your move - now what? We'll also talk territory and chess notation. Week 2 Strategy: be a woman with a plan! How to find the right plan for your position. Week 3 Checkmates: the aim of the game. How puzzles can help. Week 4 Tactics: about those pins, forks, skewers and revealed checks... What is 'piece activity' and why it's important. Week 5 Putting it all together: candidate moves, checklists and keeping it fun. Week 6 General 'rules' and shortcuts: the 'cheat sheet' most club players use. Dipping our toes into the wider world of chess. Looking forward to meeting you soon! :) Please message me with your email address to receive your Zoom link, if your Paypal email is not your regular email address. [If you would like to attend, but cost is a barrier, please send a message. If you can't use PayPal or would like to pay by credit card, please message me for a payment link. If you send a 'friends or family' payment to [masked] that will also donate the PayPal fees. Thank you.]

  • Free Absolute Beginners Chess Lesson for Women ONLINE

    Online event

    Join us for a free (donations welcome), friendly lesson for absolute beginners to chess, for women (this lesson is women-only - we run separate, mixed-gender courses). Learn how the pieces move - we assume you know nothing. The lesson will take place on Zoom (free to download and use). After the lesson, there's a hang out at www.lichess.org for you to play other beginners. It's free to create an account, and there's no spam etc. Once you have a lichess account please request to join the Casual Chess team here - www.lichess.org/team/casual-chess IMPORTANT: please give your name as it is here on Meetup, in the join request. Set up should take five minutes, and there are regular chess hangouts there five evenings per week. :) The lesson will last 30 minutes, so please arrive on time. Thanks. :) Then we'll move to lichess to play some practice games there, for as long or short a time as you like.

  • Chess Course Level 2 for Women, Taught by Women

    Online event

    £120.00

    THIS 6-WEEK LEVEL 2 COURSE BEGINS on MONDAY 18TH JANUARY. The previous course had a good number of attendees and a lively social scene associated with it - great for making friends. This one will be the same. :) This is a structured online 6-week modular course, with weekly video recordings - you'll be send the video links to catch up on any you miss. It will be EASY and it will be FUN - you can enjoy everything we will learn, with any IQ. :) This level is best suited to women who already know a bit about chess, or have been playing for a while. Each week we will cover a different topic. By the end of the course, you will have increased your confidence, had fun, made friends and improved your game! :) Every week, you'll also learn a little about the wider chess world and culture. Every week there will be a chance to practice with other women at your level, during and after the lesson, and get tips specific to your game. You'll learn in a supportive, interactive environment, where you can ask questions, get individual attention and supervised practice. Zoom recordings of the lessons will be available afterwards, in case you miss a class or would like to review any topic. Every Thursday evening, there will be a dedicated online practice session for attendees of these courses (no additional charge). You will also be able to invite other women in the group to play and chat online. THE PROCEEDS FROM RUNNING THIS COURSE GO TO SUPPORT INITIATIVES AIMED AT BRINGING MORE WOMEN INTO CHESS, AND MAKING CHESS WOMAN-FRIENDLY. Our eventual aim is for women to be half of all chess players. Week 1 Sacrifices: when to lose, to win. How to know when to go gung-ho...and when not to. Piece worth and why it changes. Week 2 Outposts: how to let your pieces get comfortable and put their feet up...and why. Squabbles over specific squares. Week 3 Pawn Structure: a glance at why ‘pawns are the soul of chess’. How to attack using the littlest piece, for the biggest effect. The double-edged sword of isolation. Week 4 Tactics: skewers, x-rays, intermezzi and more. Honing your tactical sense with puzzles. Week 5 Endgame Technique: a new mindset and some handy shortcuts. Promotion hacks. Week 6 Putting It All Together: juggling without dropping too many balls. Plus, what to do when one inevitably falls. Looking forward to meeting you soon! :) [If you would like to attend, but cost is a barrier, please send a message. If you can't use PayPal or would like to pay by credit card, please message me for a payment link. If you send a 'friends or family' payment to [masked] that will also donate the PayPal fees. Thank you.]

  • The Queen's Gambit: Chess Course for Women, Taught by Women

    THIS COURSE BEGINS ON 12th JANUARY. :) Please RSVP 'yes' to this, if you'd like more information, or have any questions. Or, you can reserve your place immediately here: https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Women-Beginners-Returners-To-Chess-fun-lively-chatty-chess/events/275440038 This will be a SIX WEEK structured, modular online course, running every Tuesday, beginning on 12th January. It will be EASY and it will be FUN - you can enjoy everything we will learn, with any IQ or experience level. :) This course is designed for women who know how the pieces move, and not much else (there is a free ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS class on 6th January, to teach the moves to those who don't yet know them. Additional absolute beginners lessons will be added for anyone who needs them). Each week we will cover a different topic. By the end of the course, you will have increased your confidence, had fun, made friends and improved your game! :) Every week, you'll also learn a little about the wider chess world and culture. Every week there will be a chance to practice with other women at your level, during and after the lesson, and get tips specific to your game. You'll learn in a supportive, interactive environment, where you can ask questions, get individual attention and supervised practice. Zoom recordings of the lessons will be available afterwards, in case you miss a class or would like to review any topic. There will be a dedicated optional online practice session for attendees of these courses, so there are twelve sessions in total. You will also be able to invite other women in the group to play and chat online. MOST OF THE PROCEEDS FROM RUNNING THIS COURSE GO TO SUPPORT INITIATIVES AIMED AT BRINGING MORE WOMEN INTO CHESS, AND MAKING CHESS WOMAN-FRIENDLY. Our eventual aim is for women to be half of all chess players. Week 1 Openings: it's your move - now what? We'll also talk territory and chess notation. Week 2 Strategy: be a woman with a plan! How to find the right plan for your position. Week 3 Checkmates: the aim of the game. How puzzles can help. Week 4 Tactics: about those pins, forks, skewers and revealed checks... What is 'piece activity' and why it's important. Week 5 Putting it all together: candidate moves, checklists and keeping it fun. Week 6 General 'rules' and shortcuts: the 'cheat sheet' most club players use. Dipping our toes into the wider world of chess. Looking forward to meeting you soon! :) Please message me with your email address to receive your Zoom link, if your Paypal email is not your regular email address. [If you would like to attend, but cost is a barrier, please send a message. If you can't use PayPal or would like to pay by credit card, please message me for a payment link. If you send a 'friends or family' payment to [masked] that will also donate the PayPal fees. Thank you.]

  • Chess Course Level 2 for Women, Taught by Women

    Online event

    £120.00

    THIS 6-WEEK LEVEL 2 COURSE BEGINS on MONDAY 18TH JANUARY. The previous course had a good number of attendees and a lively social scene associated with it - great for making friends. This one will be the same. :) This is a structured online 6-week modular course, with weekly video recordings - you'll be send the video links to catch up on any you miss. It will be EASY and it will be FUN - you can enjoy everything we will learn, with any IQ. :) This level is best suited to women who already know a bit about chess, or have been playing for a while. Each week we will cover a different topic. By the end of the course, you will have increased your confidence, had fun, made friends and improved your game! :) Every week, you'll also learn a little about the wider chess world and culture. Every week there will be a chance to practice with other women at your level, during and after the lesson, and get tips specific to your game. You'll learn in a supportive, interactive environment, where you can ask questions, get individual attention and supervised practice. Zoom recordings of the lessons will be available afterwards, in case you miss a class or would like to review any topic. Every Thursday evening, there will be a dedicated online practice session for attendees of these courses (no additional charge). You will also be able to invite other women in the group to play and chat online. THE PROCEEDS FROM RUNNING THIS COURSE GO TO SUPPORT INITIATIVES AIMED AT BRINGING MORE WOMEN INTO CHESS, AND MAKING CHESS WOMAN-FRIENDLY. Our eventual aim is for women to be half of all chess players. Week 1 Sacrifices: when to lose, to win. How to know when to go gung-ho...and when not to. Piece worth and why it changes. Week 2 Outposts: how to let your pieces get comfortable and put their feet up...and why. Squabbles over specific squares. Week 3 Pawn Structure: a glance at why ‘pawns are the soul of chess’. How to attack using the littlest piece, for the biggest effect. The double-edged sword of isolation. Week 4 Tactics: skewers, x-rays, intermezzi and more. Honing your tactical sense with puzzles. Week 5 Endgame Technique: a new mindset and some handy shortcuts. Promotion hacks. Week 6 Putting It All Together: juggling without dropping too many balls. Plus, what to do when one inevitably falls. Looking forward to meeting you soon! :) [If you would like to attend, but cost is a barrier, please send a message. If you can't use PayPal or would like to pay by credit card, please message me for a payment link. If you send a 'friends or family' payment to [masked] that will also donate the PayPal fees. Thank you.]

  • The Queen's Gambit: Chess Course for Women, Taught by Women

    THIS COURSE BEGINS ON 12th JANUARY. :) Please RSVP 'yes' to this, if you'd like more information, or have any questions. Or, you can reserve your place immediately here: https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Women-Beginners-Returners-To-Chess-fun-lively-chatty-chess/events/275440038 This will be a SIX WEEK structured, modular online course, running every Tuesday, beginning on 12th January. It will be EASY and it will be FUN - you can enjoy everything we will learn, with any IQ or experience level. :) This course is designed for women who know how the pieces move, and not much else (there is a free ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS class on 6th January, to teach the moves to those who don't yet know them. Additional absolute beginners lessons will be added for anyone who needs them). Each week we will cover a different topic. By the end of the course, you will have increased your confidence, had fun, made friends and improved your game! :) Every week, you'll also learn a little about the wider chess world and culture. Every week there will be a chance to practice with other women at your level, during and after the lesson, and get tips specific to your game. You'll learn in a supportive, interactive environment, where you can ask questions, get individual attention and supervised practice. Zoom recordings of the lessons will be available afterwards, in case you miss a class or would like to review any topic. There will be a dedicated optional online practice session for attendees of these courses, so there are twelve sessions in total. You will also be able to invite other women in the group to play and chat online. MOST OF THE PROCEEDS FROM RUNNING THIS COURSE GO TO SUPPORT INITIATIVES AIMED AT BRINGING MORE WOMEN INTO CHESS, AND MAKING CHESS WOMAN-FRIENDLY. Our eventual aim is for women to be half of all chess players. Week 1 Openings: it's your move - now what? We'll also talk territory and chess notation. Week 2 Strategy: be a woman with a plan! How to find the right plan for your position. Week 3 Checkmates: the aim of the game. How puzzles can help. Week 4 Tactics: about those pins, forks, skewers and revealed checks... What is 'piece activity' and why it's important. Week 5 Putting it all together: candidate moves, checklists and keeping it fun. Week 6 General 'rules' and shortcuts: the 'cheat sheet' most club players use. Dipping our toes into the wider world of chess. Looking forward to meeting you soon! :) Please message me with your email address to receive your Zoom link, if your Paypal email is not your regular email address. [If you would like to attend, but cost is a barrier, please send a message. If you can't use PayPal or would like to pay by credit card, please message me for a payment link. If you send a 'friends or family' payment to [masked] that will also donate the PayPal fees. Thank you.]