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Santa Fe Chess Club, An Introduction to Chess
Santa Fe Chess Club, An Introduction to Chess

Sat, Jan 13


Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Santa Fe Chess Club, An Introduction to Chess

Learn chess from square one! An afternoon for all ages, no experience needed. The class will include group instruction on a demo board covering the basic rules. Instruction will be provided by Justin Skliar, a rated tournament player since 1992 and an Expert.

Date, Time & Location

Jan 13, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST

Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

Santa Fe Chess has been hosting events for years, but it's seeing unprecedented growth thanks to media coverage and the push into digital marketing. New organizers continue the traditions of weekly practice at DeVargas and Violet Crown, as well as rated tournaments. Santa Fe Chess has amplified these efforts with beginner-friendly simuls, mall competitions, and lessons to schools and youth groups all over town. The club will continue its success in 2024 by coordinating with Albuquerque organizers, installing permanent chess tables at DeVargas, offering lessons to Big Brothers Big Sisters, and teaching an official class at SFCC. 

Santa Fe Chess designs its events to be appropriate for all ages and skill levels, with no exclusion based on dues or membership requirements.

You'll learn how to read moves and write down your own.

About the Founder

Justin Skliar is a rated tournament player since 1992 and an Expert, defined as rated above 2000, since 1997. He continues to play competitively and maintains his ranking as one of the Top 10 players statewide. His extensive instructional background includes children's camps, youth groups, and one-on-one coaching of other adults. In addition to coaching, Skliar helps spearhead the growth of Santa Fe chess by promoting school and corporate events.

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