Beginners – David Roper – Friday

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Date(s) - 7/17/2020
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm


Friday Beginners Class (Video Conference)

On July 10 we begin a 5-week series exploring the most common checkmating patterns and how to use them during games. We will also focus on how to simplify and win once an advantage has been achieved. The “Trade When Ahead” maxim will be covered in depth. Time for supervised play is included.

Students may join an ongoing 5-week series at any time.

Getting Started class is great for new players up to rating 500.
Beginners class is best for those with ratings 500 to 700.
Booster class is ideal for ratings 700 to 1100.
Intermediate class is best for ratings up to 1100+ and up.
Advanced players should consider the Advanced 1400+ class by IM Orlov.
Click to read about how to choose classes.

Zoom software download:

Below is the meeting invitation for Friday’s remote chess lessons at 2:30 pm. To join the meeting, click on the link below following the “Join Zoom Meeting”. You can connect by laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Please use a webcam setup so I can see the students. You’ll probably want to arrive a few minutes early and test your microphone and camera.

Kindly remind students to hold questions and comments during my lesson until I open the floor for discussion. Allow one student to finish their thoughts before jumping in. This will reduce interruptions and maintain the integrity of the chess session.

It is good practice to mute your microphone until you talk to reduce background noise and re-mute when your conversation is finished. You can press and hold the Space bar as a “push to talk” switch.

We’ll use for all of my classes. I’ve created free memberships for people. Students may use these accounts to practice their chess and play games as much as they like! These accounts are free memberships, which allow them to play Fast Chess games, solve 3 daily puzzles, access beginner content, read ChessKid articles, and play against the infamous Bots. If you would like full, unlimited access to the whole site with all of its bells and whistles, consider upgrading to a Gold membership.

Thanks, Coach David

Zoom Meeting

Zoom Topic: David Roper Beginners Class
Time: Fridays at 02:30 PM Pacific
Join Meeting:
Meeting ID: 870 2678 4821
Password: 555279


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