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Date:
October 27, 2021
Time:
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:

Online via Zoom

Contact:
Children's Desk: 781-741-1405 ext. 1403
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Beginner Chess: Virtual Program with Nolan DeMott, ages 7+

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Students will learn the basics of play during this five-week series including how to set up the board, the rules of the game, understanding basic rule nuances such as castling, and the difference between checkmate and stalemate. Students will also begin to develop an understanding of fundamental chess principles and basic tactical ideas. This class is for elementary aged students as well as slightly older students who are interested in trying chess for the first time.

This event will be held on Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the program.


Nolan DeMott is an experienced Chess player with over 12,000 games played on chess.com, having achieved a rating of 1900. Nolan started playing Chess at age 5 and started competing in tournaments soon after. In elementary school, he led his elementary school to a Top 4 finish at the Hurvitz Cup a regional team chess tournament, hosted by The Massachusetts Chess Association. While Nolan decided early on to not pursue playing the game at a more serious level, he's always found the time to play recreationally and teach those who are looking to improve their game.

If you need to borrow a chess board, please send us an email at hijuv@ocln.org, and we will place one on hold for you.

This meeting or program is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access to Library programs and services. You are hereby advised that this meeting and all communications during this meeting or program may be recorded by the Town of Hingham and the Hingham Public Library. By participating in this meeting or program, you hereby agree to and grant permission to the recording and/or public display of your and/or your child’s (if under 18) image, voice, or name, and that no royalty, fee or other compensation shall become payable to you and/or your child by reason of such use.


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