What is chess?

Chess is a two-player board game for all ages. In some countries, chess is also considered as sport, for your brain. As any sport your brain needs exercise. This a very old game is believed to have originated in 1475AD as a modified version of circa 1000AD game. Yes, a long time ago.

It is played on a square board of 8 rows and 8 columns, giving 64 squares of alternating color, white and black. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces, makes move and captures other pieces on the board in a unique way: eight pawns, two knights, two bishops, two rooks, one queen, and one king. One player controls the white pieces, while the other is in charge of the black ones. The goal of the game is to achieve a checkmate by capturing the opponent's king.


Some benefits of learning chess

Check Mate! Come join the fun with the RUSARTS FINE ARTS CO Chess Club. With over 30 years of chess playing and 10 years of teaching chess for children, our enthusiastic chess instructor leads a club that is dedicated to promoting the joys and benefits of chess. Our small classes, friendly atmosphere and tournaments after each semester provide all children an outlet to learn and play. Chess club is available for fall, winter, spring and summer semesters.

Kids will learn how to think independently and make their own decisions. Also, chess helps to learn how to stay focused for a longer time as it requires a lot of concentration and brain work.

Chess teaches imagination and creativity, because, unlike most school subjects, chess has no ready answers to questions. So, children learn how to balance brain processes with practical actions, creatively applying their knowledge in the classroom, look for non-trivial solutions and create beautiful combinations on the board.

Each chess lesson consists of three or more parts:

  • New information (tactics, strategy etc.)
  • Testing strategy for understanding
  • Practice games or group studies


Konstantin Pyryaev

Konstantin has been playing chess for over 30 years. He is a very active host of chess tournaments for children and adults. Konstantin is specifically fond of teaching children. His technique is based on a balanced combination of theory and practice. Students always leave home with some homework to practice in solving problems learned in class. Konstantin believes that playing chess gives everyone the ability to make correct, logically motivated decisions that lead to success. A devoted enthusiast of chess-playing, Konstantin encourages regular meetings for children and adults, friendly tournaments and matches with other chess clubs in the city.
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Upcoming Classes

Due to COVID-19 we have no group in-person classes till further notice. All chess lessons are currently online.


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Class Registration

Registration for the entire semester required (unless you choose drop-in option). If you join after the course start date we can prorate your fees.

Each class is 8 students or less.

Winter 2021 semester: Sundays, Jan 10 - Mar 14, 2021

10 - 11 am and 11.15 am - 12.15 pm

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* - prices are subject to GST

  • Drop-In
  • $22*
    per 1 hr (limit 4 sess.)
  • Semester:
  • $180*
    per 10 sessions

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