Academy  Classes 

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We offer a full range of sessions for boys, girls and adults. The students are grouped together according to their age and ability.

All chess classes are taught by National Master Bela Kis.

 

 

         In-Person Classes

LBCA offers in-person classes for both youth and adults. Class for Beginner and Advanced for youth and adults is held on Thursday night in Bensalem, from 7pm to 8:30pm. Participants go over master games, learn basic tactics, strategies, and plans, learn how to assess positions, and learn endgame principles and strategies.

At LBCA, we welcome players of all levels, from beginners to advanced. The class is divided into two groups, one youth-only beginners group, and an open advanced group for all ages. The only requirement for joining the advanced group is attaining a USCF rating of 800.

Lower Bucks Chess League results can be viewed here.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, masks are required for the class, and each participant's temperature will be taken before entry is allowed. Hand sanitizer and wipes for the chess pieces are also to be used.

Online Beginner Class

 

The beginner class teaches the basics of chess and is geared toward children age 14 and under. Topics discussed include: how to move the pieces, basic tactics, fundamentals of opening theory, fundamentals of endgame play and much more. There will be structured lessons along with supervised play during the class. The sessions run for eight consecutive weeks. The class meets on Tuesdays via Zoom and Chess.com between 7 PM  to 8:30 PM.

 

Online Advanced Class

 

The Advanced Sessions are for students who have been playing chess for an extended period of time and have a solid understanding of the game’s principles. Advanced players will study the finer elements of chess including difficult endgames and specific openings. Students will study high-level games in order to improve their skills, and compete against each other in online tournaments, including live interactive analysis. The advanced session meets on Wednesdays via Zoom and Chess.com from 7 PM to 8:30 PM for 8 weeks.
 

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At Lower Bucks Chess Academy, we are dedicated to providing a safe and educational environment for children to learn and enjoy the game of chess.

Playing chess regularly is known to improve memory, concentration, reading skills, problem solving skills and creativity skills.