The first Tri-Bridges Chess Club wrapped up tonight.  The class, taught by Ram Singh, was designed for beginners and covered the following material:  how the pieces move, the three special moves, basic back rank checkmates, the four move checkmate, the two rook checkmate, the queen and king checkmate, and forks.  The six children who signed up for the six-week class enjoyed it, and we look forward to seeing them at other activities soon.   

       A similar class is planned for Code Ninja on Mondays starting in January.  Ram will also teach a PA State Tournament prep class at the club for those roughly 800 to 1200 on Wednesdays beginning in January.  The other class at the club will be an intro tactics course taught by Mohit, the young man who won the Unrated section at the National High School Championships last year.